City Announces Interpretation Services for Council Meetings

September 6, 2018 Updated: September 6, 2018

City of Hayward officials announced on Sept. 5, that enhanced non-English interpretation services will be provided at all open-session City Council meetings.

The city said simultaneous interpretation for Spanish speakers will begin during City Council meetings starting next Sept. 11.

Hayward officials said simultaneous interpretation services for all other languages during council meetings can be scheduled upon request.

They said that to ensure interpreters for languages other than Spanish are available, requests must be made at least 48 hours in advance by calling the City Clerk’s Office at (510) 583-4400.

Hayward City Council meetings generally are held the first, third and fourth Tuesday of each month, starting at 7 p.m. at City Hall at 777 B St. in Hayward.

However, the meeting on Sept. 11 will be held at the Matt Jimenez Community Center at 28200 Ruus Road in Hayward.

The schedule of upcoming City Council meetings and published meeting agendas can be found on the city’s website.

In addition, Hayward officials said people who need to conduct business with the city, or obtain assistance, in languages other than English will be assisted by bilingual and multilingual city staff members.

By Jeff Shuttleworth