Because you don’t have enough things to do already, right?

Reporters don’t like to tell other people what to do. But the mayor of Hayward really, really wants you to join the city’s new Clean and Green Task Force.

And we figure if you’re reading this blog, you’re probably more engaged in things Hayward than the average Joe. So here’s the info:

The City is looking for a dedicated group of people to improve the appearance of Hayward – keeping our streets free of debris, and working with property owners as part of the “Keep Hayward Clean and Green” Task Force. This 30-member group will lead the effort and be comprised of residents, landlords and business and residential property owners. Hayward residents will be selected for 20 to 25 of the slots. Applicants will be interviewed by the City Council in mid-January.

To apply, please complete the Task Force Application and submit it to the City Clerk’s Office, 777 B Street, Hayward, CA 94541, or email it to CityClerk@hayward-ca.gov or bring it in person – no later than Wednesday, December 20, 2006 before 5PM. Please call 510-583-4400 if you have questions.

The city is also looking for some commissioners:

Applications are being accepted to fill vacancies on the Human Services Commission, and Economic Development Committee. To apply, complete the Commission Application and mail or deliver it to the City Clerk’s Office at the address shown on the application.

Applicants for the Human Services Commission must live within the Hayward city limits and be a registered voter. Applicants for the Economic Development Committee need not live in Hayward, but must be involved with or own a business in Hayward.

Completed applications must be in the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall no later than Friday, December 22 before the 5:00 pm closing time. Postmarks will not be accepted.

  • Monica

    ok I printed out the application and will turn it in by Wednesday. I think this is a really good idea. Hayward could look 100% better if it was maintained properly and consistently. We need more than one clean up day per year; at this point we could use one a month. Wish me luck!

  • Update: The city has extended its deadline to apply for the Clean and Green Task Force:

    “Due to the holiday season, the deadline for filing an application for this task force has been extended to 5 p.m., Tuesday, January 9, 2007. The Hayward City Council is seeking citizens of Hayward interested in serving their community as Hayward’s representatives to the KEEP HAYWARD CLEAN AND GREEN TASK FORCE, a 30-member task force made up of workers, organizers, and policymakers will lead this effort. This task force will be comprised of residents, landlords, and business and property owners appointed by the City Council. Twenty to twenty-five of the members must be Hayward residents. Applicants will be invited to interview with the Council in mid-January 2007.

    The City is looking for a dedicated group of people to improve the appearance of our City by keeping City streets free of trash and debris, and by working with property owners to insure that their properties are clean, safe and sanitary. An additional purpose is to help the City improve its performance in this regard. This is your opportunity to be involved and see your neighborhood improve.

    Interested citizens may obtain an application from the City Clerk’s Office, 777 “B” Street, Hayward, California 94541, e-mail: CityClerk@hayward-ca.gov or call 583 4400. The new deadline date for submitting applications is Tuesday, January 9, 2007, before 5:00 p.m.”