By Steven Tavares : ebcitizen – excerpt
With the din of tenants demanding greater rent protections becoming louder throughout the city, the Hayward City Council unanimously approved an emergency just-cause ordinance Tuesday night despite protests from a large number of landlords.
The speed and urgency of the vote is a notable reversal in Hayward, which in recent years has shown a predilection toward a long and deliberative process, including the use of committees and task forces to study even its most pressing problems.
“I am deeply rooted in the neighborhoods and I hear their concerns,” said Councilmember Elisa Marquez, who offered the referral during the Feb. 26 meeting. “We’ve been putting these decisions off for years,”…(more)