Hayward councilman wants to hear from you

HAYWARD — The city is updating its general plan, and one of the recommendations is “improving two-way communication between the city and members of the public on a broad realm of subject matter.”

Councilman Francisco Zermeno says he agrees 100 percent with the recommendation, and he wants residents to feel free to contact him about any city-related at 510-732-2746 or machetez@sbcglobal.net. He promises to respond within 24 hours.

The general plan is Hayward’s city’s blueprint to help guide decision by the counil and city staff. If you want to weigh in, you can go to hayward2040.org and leave suggestions.


  • Teresa Conti

    Speaking of schools, the HUSD voted last night to turn down the proposal to make severe cuts at the adult school. The vote was 2-2 which meant the measure failed. Mr. Taylor was not there. Voting against the measure were Reynoso, who felt for this year the district could use reserve funds to fix the problem now and looks at cuts for the future. The former board president who was concerned about losing students who could not complete their required classes and other students who would leave due to perceived cuts. The board members who voted for the cuts felt the school needed to stand on its own. This means there will be summer school at the adult school and students will be able to finish their classes by the required deadlines.

  • Teresa Conti

    Dr. Evens is leaving for Berkeley, and their were a number of comments about saving the job of the current principal at Mt. Eden. Also, many speakers felt that the current superintendent should not be appointing new principals since he is leaving the district. What a mess.

  • Teresa Conti

    Well, I attempted to drive the loop to Jackson by going down A Street. This is a dangerous proposition. In order to do this, you need to get across all the lanes on Mission (well most of them) in a short space with people poring in on you from Mission and around the corner from A Street (both corners!) Viewing is not that clear and cars can easily hide in spaces a driver can’t see. Plus, once I got over on Mission, some loon cut me off trying to go across the intersection to Mission by cutting through about three lanes the way I just came.
    Did anyone actually drive this thing or something similar before it was opened? Once the road work is complete which is slowing down traffic, I can heartily not recommend this pathway.