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Hayward’s June election

The nomination period has yet to begin, but already some people have announced their intent to run for City Council. With Kevin Dowling running for Alameda County supervisor, there should be considerable interest in this race. We’ll see who starts signing up.

It’s not too early to start thinking about what we want to know from our City Council hopefuls. Here’s a refresher on what was asked last time around.

Crime, the city’s image and retail attraction are fairly obvious major concerns, and remain on the list of city priorities this year, along with land use/sustainability and fiscal stability. Then there are the latest talking points, medical marijuana dispensaries and issues related to Hayward’s homeless population.

Thinking in the four-year long-term, what are the points that you would most like to hear candidates speak about?

Eric Kurhi