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June 26, 2007 > Area students recognized at city council meeting

Area students recognized at city council meeting

By Charlotte Weston

The Hayward City Council Meeting of June 19 began as Mayor Mike Sweeney presented four area high school students with 2007 Hayward Youth Commission-Community Service Scholarships.

They were Bianca Flores of Hayward High School, Geoffrey Ngo, Mt. Eden High, Jennifer O'Hern, Moreau Catholic High School, and Anthony Pacheco, Tennyson High.

There were just six items on the agenda and they were all unanimously approved by council members.

The first item to be approved was the recommendation that Council confirm appointments to the Downtown Hayward Business Improvement Area Advisory Board, Keep Hayward Clean and Green Task Force, Citizens Advisory Commission, Human Services Commission, Economic Development Committee, Personnel and Affirmative Action Commission and Planning Commission and confirm reappointments to various boards and commissions.

Item two on the agenda, authorized the City Manager to submit an application for FOCUS, (Focusing Our Vision) Priority Development Area designation. Focus is a regional planning initiative spearheaded by the Association of Bay Area Governments and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission in coordination with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and the Bay Conservation and Development Commission.

Approval and authorization was given to the City Manager to execute a professional services agreement with Noll and Tam, an architectural firm who has been contracted to design plans for the new Main Library in Hayward.

Several Ordinances were approved for Mobile Home Park Conversions that included an adoption of an Ordinance to extend a temporary moratorium on the issuance of the permits, variances, building permits and other Land Use Approvals.

Council members also approved modifications of Community Facilities District No. 1, Eden Shores. The current property owners in the CFD, Standard Pacific Corp. and Legacy Partners and their affiliates, have requested that the City make two changes with respect to the CFD. These changes do not functionally affect the original purpose of the CFD; nor do the changes affect the bond holders or the security of the bonds. The property owners have agreed to pay the full cost of processing the requested revision.

The final item on the agenda to be approved was the recommendation to authorize the levy and collection of fees within the Downtown Business Improvement Area for the calendar year 2008.

The next Hayward City Council meeting will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 26. at City Hall on B Street.

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