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March 10, 2010 > City of Hayward

City of Hayward

March 2, 2010

Proclamation
Proclaimed March 2010 as National Developmental Disabilities Month in Hayward and encouraged the Hayward Community to recognize The Arc of Alameda County for its leadership and providing quality services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Consent Calendar
Council Sustainability Committee to continue as a formal standing committee. Council will review the Committee's purpose and productivity after two years.

Authorized Sacramento County to apply for State Energy Program - Municipal Financing Program (SEP 1) funds on the city's behalf. Alameda County expects to receive $780,000 from the California Energy Commission (CEC) and will administer the funds on behalf of the County's cities; no direct funds will pass from the CEC to cities in Alameda County.

Authorized Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) to apply for State Energy Program - California Comprehensive Residential Building Retrofit Program (SEP 2) funds on the city's behalf. ABAG expects to receive $10.75M for "Retrofit Bay Area" (funds will be allocated according to population) to retrofit 17,000 homes to reduce energy consumption and create 1,739 home energy retrofit jobs.

Filed Nuisance Abatement Lien Notices with County Recorder's office against 23023 Ida Lane and 1242 D Street, in the amounts of $1,651 and $1,383, respectively.

Adopted three ordinances amending Muncipal Code and adopting Developer Incentives Package - extended initial approval period for development applications by two years, the initial life of sub-division maps to three years, deferral of Park In-Lieu Fees and Supplemental Building Construction and Development Tax. Violation of the ordinances will result in re-consideration of the Developer Incentives Package.

Public Comment
According to Linda Bristow and Jennie Combs, Hayward Animal Shelter volunteers, there are 15,000 feral cats in the city. The Shelter has a Trap N Release (TNR) Program to spay and neuter and prevent the feral cat population's growth. Had grant funding of around $25,000 for TNR not been rescinded, the city would have saved $120,000 annually. Staff has been directed to assist.

Doug Ligibel commented on youth, alcohol and firearms. Understaffing in the police department means there are insufficient officers to be everywhere at the same time when resources are directed to a major incident. What should neighborhoods do in such situations of they need police help?

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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