How is the City managing its finances responsibly?

The City has made significant changes to its personnel structure, compensation guidelines and operating strategies in an effort to keep Hayward financially stable. As the population of Hayward grows, we are providing services with a lower number of city employees. For example, we have 14% fewer city employees than 15 years ago. City employees, executives and elected officials have all made substantial sacrifices to aid in this effort by contributing more towards the costs of benefits, all while maintaining a high level of service to the community.