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September 9, 2009 > Hayward City Council

Hayward City Council

September 1, 2009

Adopted a five-year Technology Strategic Plan which identifies the City's technology needs.

Nuisance abatement lien notices for three properties will be filed with the County Recorder's Office. The debts, plus administrative costs, will be settled through escrow when the properties are sold or refinanced. Liens - $1,651 against 581 Culp Ave. for an illegal storage shed; $1,383 against 25408 University Court for the illegal addition of a room and $2,022 against 27530 Mandarin Ave. for vehicle parking, repair, display and storage.

Accepted the resignation of Dee Dee Ligibel and Carolyn Grieco from the Keep Hayward Clean and Green Task Force

Rezoned 1798 D Street from a single-family residential to a planned development to allow the Guru Granth Sahib Foundation to construct the new 34,200 sq. ft. Sikh temple.

Accepted 2009 California Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention (CalGRIP) grant of $400,000 to implement a two-year gang prevention, intervention and reduction program called Hayward Positive Alternatives for Youth (HPAY).

Accepted $4,032,027 grant from the US Department of Justice's Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Recovery Program, funded by the American recovery & Reinvestment Act 2009, to recruit nine new police officers for three years.

Teri Black & Company appointed to recruit a new Human Resources Director and Library & Neighborhood Services Director in the amount of $30,000 plus maximum expenses of $15,000. This requires a budget adjustment of $40,000.

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

Public Comment
Gina Pacaldo, Drop-out Prevention Specialist, Hayward Unified School District, complained about communications and procedures between different jurisdictions' police departments regarding missing persons. A student took his own life and was discovered by the Sheriff's Department 4 days after his disappearance having been reported missing to Hayward Police Department. Specifics of the case were not mentioned but Pacaldo had the opportunity to speak with Hayward Police Chief Ron Ace outside the meeting. She asked Council for suicide-prevention outreach and proposed an information pamphlet, as a start, that could be given to families.

Indy Nelson and fellow boy scouts are undertaking an environmental service project to prevent contaminants reaching the Bay via the City's 3,464 storm drains. The Storm Drain Marker Project will encourage citizens not to use storm drains as disposal chutes. This will be done on Sept 12/13 and Oct 3/4/17/18. Volunteers and participants should register at 8 a.m. in the Hayward Plunge parking lot, Mission Blvd. Call Indy Nelson at (510) 342-6503.

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