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May 13, 2009 > Hayward City Council

Hayward City Council

City of Hayward
May 5, 2009

Proclaimed National Police Week (May 10-16) and Peace Officers' Memorial Day (May 15). A memorial honoring Hayward police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty will be displayed at City Hall.

Approval of minutes of April 28 Special Joint City Council/Redevelopment Agency Meeting

Mayor Michael Sweeney - Yes
Kevin Dowling - Yes
Barbara Halliday - Yes
Olden Henson - Yes
Anna Laveria May - Yes
Bill Quirk - Abstained
Francisco Zermeno - Yes

Public Comment

Travis Escorcio, Michael Gonzales, Michael Triplett and Paul Aujla of Eden Area Regional Occupation Program's Criminal Justice module will represent the State of California at the CSI Nationals in Kansas City, Missouri, in June. They thanked Councilman Henson and their tutor, Mr Taylor, for their unstinting support and encouragement.

Doug Ligibel presented statistics suggesting a direct correlation between crime levels in Oakland and Hayward, led by Oakland. He urged voters to approve Measure A (utility user tax) and the Council to dedicate as much Measure A funding as possible to increase the number of sworn officers and public safety officers.

Gary Groves and Jeanette Johnigan expressed concern that the residential rent stabilization ordinance is being breached. Some low-income tenants have seen 16%-25% rent increases after less than 3 months' occupation. City staff will investigate the matter and clarify the ordinance.

Juanita Gutierrez opposes the location of radio towers and a power plant by the shoreline.

Steven Olivas cautioned against too visible a police presence. Many young people feel threatened rather than reassured by the police. Increasing outreach through schools and colleges would build relationships.

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