HAYWARD -- Thursday is the deadline to apply for vacancies on city task forces and commissions.

There are open spots on the Keep Hayward Clean and Green Task Force, Community Services Commission, Downtown Hayward Business Improvement Area Advisory Board, Library Commission and the Council Economic Development Committee.

Those interested can apply online at www.hayward-ca.gov, pick up applications at the city clerk's office, 777 B St. or call 510-583-4400. The City Council will be interviewing candidates July 23. Interviews for the Keep Hayward Clean and Green Task Force will be held July 17.