Have an idea to help make Hayward unique? You could win $250

HAYWARD — To mark the city’s 137th upcoming birthday, a contest is being held to come up with the best project idea to make Hayward unique, with the winner receiving $250.

Councilman Francisco Zermeno is sponsoring the contest, and plans to take the top three ideas to the other council members and staff members to see if they can be carried out.

Entries are due before March 31, Hayward’s birthday, when the winners will be announced. “Team Zermeno” will pick the best three ideas, and award prizes of $250, $150 and $100.

To submit an idea, email Zermeno at machetez@sbcglobal.net, send regular mail to him at P.O. Box 92, Hayward, CA 94557 or post an idea on his Facebook page.