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November 11, 2009 > Hayward City Council

Hayward City Council

November 3, 2009

Presentations
Business recognition award to Azuma Foods International Inc., USA.

Consent Calendar
Designated the geographic region of the City of Hayward as a Recovery Zone to be eligible for an allocation of Recovery Zone Economic Development Bonds of $1.833M and Recovery Zone Facility Bonds of $2.75M. Recovery Zone Bonds, as per the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act 2009, aim to stimulate economic activity in a qualifying county or large city with high levels of poverty, unemployment, foreclosures or general distress. Designating the entire City a Recovery Zone permits flexibility in applying bond proceeds.

Public Hearing
Mt. Eden Annexation Phase II - area between West Street and Depot Road, along Mohr Drive in the Mt. Eden Neighborhood. 6 YES votes, 1 abstension (Mayor Sweeney) for five resolutions and two introductory ordinances.

Authorized City manager to negotiate and execute a contract to build a 1000kw solar energy system at the water pollution control facility and apply for financing. Approved mitigated negative declaration.

Approved fees for Hayward Public Library's proposed "Fines-Free" loan program. $2.99/month for three items, $4.99/month for five items; $8.99/month for 10 items.

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

Public Comment
Juanita Gutierrez requested a left-turn signal at Middle Ln and Hesperian Blvd for the benefit of Hesperian Blvd residents and Southland Mall customers.

Doug Ligibel drew attention to graffiti, foreclosures and police understaffing.

Shiyama Cluni, ATT Public Affairs, commended the City, elected official and City staff for their cooperation and support with Project Lightspeed to which 65 percent of residents now have access.

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