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August 14, 2012 > Join the General Plan task force

Join the General Plan task force

Submitted By Miriam Lens

The City of Hayward seeks individuals interested in serving on a new task force and who represent all age groups and community sectors. The General Plan Task Force will provide input to City staff during the development of the new General Plan.

The General Plan is the City's basic planning document and provides a blueprint for development, guides growth and sets land use policy citywide. The purpose of a general plan is to: identify land use, transportation, environmental, economic and social goals and policies as they relate to new development; provide a basis for the City's decision-making; provide citizens with an opportunity to participate in the planning and decision-making process; and inform citizens, developers, decision-makers and others of the ground rules that guide development within Hayward.

Prospective applicants must be residents of the incorporated area of Hayward. Applicants under 18 years of age must be enrolled in high school and have parent/legal guardian consent to participate on the Task Force by completing the Parent Agreement and Contact Information form. Applications are valid for one year from the date of receipt and are public record. Prospective applicants must commit to attending monthly, two-hour meetings through 2014.

Interested individuals may obtain applications from the Office of the City Clerk, 777 B Street, Hayward, California 94541, by calling (510) 583-4400, or by visiting www.hayward-ca.gov/NEWS/2012. The deadline for submitting applications is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 26, 2012.

After an initial screening, applicants will be interviewed and appointed by the Hayward City Council in October 2012. The Office of the City Clerk will notify qualified applicants of the date and time of interviews.

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