Broke Hayward Plans to Lay Off, Freeze Dozens of Jobs



Facing a stiff budget deficit, leaders from the city of Hayward have announced they have no choice but to lay off sixteen employees and freeze 33 vacant positions, according to the Daily Review. The city's been hit hard by declining revenue, including an unexpected $3 million drop in real estate transfer taxes. Getting the cops to scale back promised raises helped, but not enough. Now, the city's leaders will start looking for redundancies everywhere they can.