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File #: CONS 19-471   
Section: Consent Status: Agenda Ready
Meeting Body: City Council
Agenda Date: 7/9/2019 Final action:
Subject: Adopt a Resolution to Terminate the Green Hayward PAYS Pilot Program
Attachments: 1. Attachment I Staff Report, 2. Attachment II Resolution

DATE:      July 9, 2019


TO:           Mayor and City Council


FROM:     Director of Public Works                     





Adopt a Resolution to Terminate the Green Hayward PAYS Pilot Program         





That the Council adopts a resolution (Attachment II) to terminate the Green Hayward PAYS® pilot program effective December 31, 2019.





The Green Hayward PAYS® (Pay-As-You-Save) pilot program has been available to multifamily property owners since the summer of 2015. To date, only six projects have been completed using the PAYS® on-bill repayment program. The Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) is developing a regional Water Bill Savings Program (WBSP) intended to replace and expand on the existing on-bill repayment programs offered by Hayward and other water agencies. 


City Council Sustainability Committee Review


On May 13, 2019, the City Council Sustainability Committee recommended termination of the Green Hayward PAYS® program due to low participation. The Committee encouraged staff to work with BayREN to help design the regional program such that it addresses the lessons learned and improves upon Hayward’s pilot program. The Committee asked that staff return with more details about the regional WBSP.



Attachment I                                           Staff Report

Attachment II                      Resolution