Hayward is once again asking for the community's input as it develops its general plan.

Over the fall and winter, city staff members held a series of meetings to hear what residents want the city to look like going forward. Residents also could go online to weigh in on Hayward's future. Those comments were used to come up with what the city is calling its Draft 2040 Vision and Guiding Principles, which is a framework that will be used to come up with policies and strategies for the general plan.

Two workshops are planned to hear what people think of the vision and guiding principles document: at 7 p.m. March 6 at City Hall, 777 B St., Room 2A; and 7 p.m. March 11 at the Matt Jimenez Community Center, 28200 Ruus Road.

Residents can also post comments at a new community engagement website, called www.Hayward2040.org. Additional discussion topics will be added to the website soon.

The general plan is the city's blueprint for growth and development, sets citywide policy, and outlines a set of programs and projects to achieve the community's vision.

The vision and guiding principles can be found under "previous meetings" at www.hayward-ca.gov/GENERALPLAN,

Contact Rebecca Parr at 510-293-2473 or follow her at Twitter.com/rdparr1.