Aisha Wahab Makes History in Hayward

Aisha Wahab is the newest member of Hayward’s city council. Last November, Wahab made history when she became the first Afghan-American woman elected to public office in the United States. Months later, Wahab has been sworn in on the council of the second most diverse city in the state, where residents are navigating rising rent prices, unemployment, and last year’s officer-involved shooting of Agustin Gonsalez. Reporter Amy Mostafa has the story on what’s ahead for the councilwoman in 2019, and her efforts to push forward increased mental health and de-escalation training for the city’s first responders.   


REPORTER: Amy Mostafa

Air Date

March 2019