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November 18, 2011 > City office closures in November and December

City office closures in November and December

Submitted By Kelly Morariu

As part of the City of Hayward's efforts to balance its operating budget, most non-public safety operations will observe two unpaid furlough periods in November and December 2011, during which most City offices will close.

The first will last from Monday, November 21 until Friday, November 25, 2011 with City services returning to normal on Monday, November 28. The second is from Friday, December 23 until Friday, December 30, 2011; City services will resume usual operations on Tuesday, January 3, 2012.

During both periods, Police, Fire and emergency services and Hayward Public Library (Main and Weekes branches) will operate as normal. For emergency utility services (water/sewer), call (510) 583-4600.

City Hall will close for both furloughs. The Bill Payment/Revenue Center will not be open but bills can be paid by using the night box on the outside of City Hall; payments can also be made on-line (instructions available on the City's website The Permit Center (Building and Planning Permits/Inspections) will also close; services (including permit applications, re-submittals, and building and rental housing inspection requests) will be unavailable. Human Resources Department will not be open; visit the City's website for employment information and job applications at

Services from the City Clerk's Office and Neighborhood Services Department will be unavailable. Mayor/City Council/City Manager offices will close; the public can contact the Mayor, Council, or City Manager by email.

The Animal Control Center will close from November 24 until November 27 and between December 23 and December 25, 2011. Animals may be left in the "overnight box." There will be staff to care for them during the holiday period.

Thank you for your understanding as we balance community needs and the efficiency of City operations during this economic recession.

For additional information about office closures and service impacts during the furlough periods, visit

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