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February 3, 2010 > City of Hayward

City of Hayward

January 26, 2010

Hayward San Lorenzo, Hayward Sunset and Hayward Rotary Clubs accepted proclamations declaring January 26, 2010, as End Polio Day.

Re-authorization of Measure B half-cent transportation sales tax (Christine Monsen, Executive Director, ACTA/ACTIA).

Consent Calendar
Added the City of Hayward Dental Amalgam Recovery Program Ordinance to regulations governing wastewater discharge.

Adopted Neighborhood Partnership Program Strategic Plan.

Hayward General Municipal Election called for June 8, 2010.

Public Hearing
Introduced ordinances relating to (a) Indoor Water Use Efficiency, requiring installation of water efficient indoor fixtures in new buildings and in certain remodel projects, and (b) Water Waste Prohibition, increasing the number of prohibited water wasting activities.

Public Comment
Kristal Porter informed Council that the California Landscape Contractors Association has awarded the Prominence Development Best in Class for Medium Residential Properties property owners' successful efforts to transform the development's landscaping and care for their community.

Gabriel Hernandez invited the City to host a jobs summit. About five months ago, Hayward Day Labor Center joined the National Day Laborer Organizing Network. A member of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) will visit and tour the Hayward Day Labor Center and attend an employment summit with the heads of the Bay Area's Central Labor Councils. Hernandez feels City Hall would be a fitting venue for the summit.

Doug Ligibel thanked the City Manager, City Attorney, Mayor Sweeney, Councilors May and Dowling for not regarding medical marijuana as a City/Council priority and asked the other councilors to reconsider their position on the matter. He asserts their current position is irresponsible and that dispensaries are a possible violation of federal law. He also commented on gun violence in the City.

Jesse Garrett conveyed CommPre's (Community Prevention of alcohol-related problems) opposition to medical marijuana dispensaries in the City. CommPre is working with Alameda County on an ordinance to mitigate nuisance behaviour associated with dispensaries.

Dede Ligibel feels marijuana dispensaries do not belong in Hayward and that medical marijuana ends up in the wrong hands regardless of how stringent the regulations. What happens after it leaves the dispensary cannot be regulated. Councilor Quirk stated that prohibition does not work; marijuana is everywhere. A dispensary is a safe place for patients to go where they will obtain a consistent product.

Jim Drake commented on gun crime, robberies, car jackings... and asked what is being done about it.

Teresa Banks, owner of Dream Courts, has just acquired a 400,000 sq. ft. site in the City. It will be the nation's largest youth sports facility.

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

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