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June 10, 2009 > Hayward City Council

Hayward City Council

June 2, 2009

Approved Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA) annual report and FY 2010 budget. Public hearing scheduled for June 23 to consider annual (DBIA) levies and fees for events, publications, banners, holiday decoration and sidewalk cleaning.

Agreed to commission a Landscape Water Use Study & Survey with Gates & Associates in an amount not to exceed $70,000. City wishes to ascertain commercial, industrial and institutional consumption patterns to collaborate with such customers of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission's Hetch Hetchey system on water conservation programs and practices.

Extended existing First Responder Advanced Life Support agreement with Alameda County medical Services District for two years with modification in the second year. The City will save $300,000 per annum, adjusted upwards by 5% annually.

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

Public Hearing

Unanimously approved City's and Redevelopment Agency's FY 2010 operating budget, Capital Improvement Program FY 2010-19 budget, Master Fee Schedule update, Gann Appropriations limit and Community Promotions Program. Councillor Zermeno, a Cinco de Mayo board member, recused himself when the Council voted on allocations for Cinco de Mayo funding.

Public Comments

John Kyle is unhappy with the Alameda County Congestion Management Agency's solutions for truck parking in the County. He is upset trucks regularly park overnight at Southland Mall, are still present at 7.30 a.m, and detract from a development that is already in financial difficulty. He remarked that Union City's Mayor Mark Green is CMA Chairman and observed that trucks do not park at Union Landing. Nobody associates the problem of truck parking with Union City, unlike Hayward.

Audrey Lepell, President of Citizens for Alternative Transportation Solutions (CATS) opposes the introduction of one-way traffic on A St, between Foothill and Mission Blvds, as part of a mini-loop intended as part of the Route 238 Corridor Improvement. Mayor Sweeny reminded her that he and Councillors May and Henson had also opposed the proposal. Given the Council's split vote at a previous public hearing, the majority decision held. Another hearing will be scheduled following Councillor Halliday's call to reconsider the proposal.

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