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August 5, 2009 > Hayward City Council

Hayward City Council

July 28, 2009

Consent Calendar
Councillors Barbara Halliday and Anna May designated as voting delegate and alternate, respectively, for the League of California Cities 2009 Annual Meeting, Sept 16-18, San Jose.

Entered into a two-year contract, with the option to extend, with MuniServices, LLC to implement and administer the 5.5% utility users tax (UUT). The cost in year 1 (FY 2009-10) is a flat-rate fee of $50,000, to be financed from the General Fund. From year 2 onwards, the fee will be 0.5% of the previous year's UUT revenue.

Entered into a new agreement, replacing the 1984 Agreement which expired on June 30, 2009, with San Francisco Public Utilities Commission to supply water from the Hetch-Hetchy system to wholesale customers.

Following Council's previous consideration of Salem Communications' application to erect four 199 ft radio transmission towers by the Hayward Area Shoreline, Council voted 5-2 to deny the application.

Public Hearing
Adopted a Climate Action Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 6% of 2005 levels by 2013, 12.5% of 2005 levels by 2020 and 82.5% below 2005 levels by 2050.

Granted Guru Granth Sahib Foundation's application to re-zone a 3.8-acre parcel at 1798 D Street, to demolish an existing structure and build a 34,200 sq. ft. Sikh temple.

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

Public Comment
Susan Gonzales, a Castro Valley resident, spoke about air quality and respiratory problems.

Audrey Lepell, co-chair of the Hayward Area Shoreline Planning Agency, urged protection of the varied bird species in the shoreline's vicinity and of the shoreline itself.

Frank Goulart presented a poster for the 2009 Zucchini Festival and informed the Council of forthcoming history walks on Saturdays. The history of entertainment in Hayward and old-time songs at Carnegie House are being organized.

Police Chief Ron Ace announced the award of a Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grant for $4,032,027 funded by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act 2009. The monies will pay for nine police officers for four years.

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