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City of Hayward

Beacon Participant Profile

“Hayward’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) was adopted by the City Council on July 28, 2009. The purpose of the CAP is to make Hayward a more environmentally and socially sustainable community by reducing Greenhouse Gas emissions – the primary contributor to global warming, decreasing the community’s dependence on non-renewable resources, increasing Hayward’s potential for “green” economic development, and enhancing the health of all who live and work in Hayward” -City of Hayward website

About Hayward

  • Incorporated: March 11, 1876
  • Population: 153,104 (2010)
  • Location: 25 miles southeast of San Francisco in Alameda County
  • Elevation: 112 feet
  • Area: 62.55 square miles

Climate Action Activities

Climate Action Resources

The Beacon Award program is sponsored by the Institute for Local Government and the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative. SEEC is an alliance between three statewide non-profit organizations and California’s four Investor-Owned Utilities funded by California utility ratepayers and administered by Southern California Gas Company, San Diego Gas & Electric Company, Pacific Gas and Electric Company and Southern California Edison, under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission

Case Story
Image of The City of Hayward – Adapting to Sea Level Rise

The City of Hayward – Adapting to Sea Level Rise

In response to sea level rise predictions, the City of Hayward has begun looking at options for enhancing the resilience of their shoreline.


Hayward Works With Developer to Sell Units Below Market Rate


The Community Before

Rundown single-family homes with illegal additions, an old gas station, obsolete commercial buildings and an auto repair shop once populated the block of downtown Hayward now known as Renaissance Walk.