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March 31, 2010 > City of Hayward

City of Hayward

March 23, 2010

Business Recognition Award for March 2010 was made to Impax Laboratories, Inc.

Work Session
Laura Hall, Hall Alminana, presented an overview of the Mission Boulevard Corridor Specific Plan and Form-based code. A charette will be held from April 12 to April 16 at City Hall. For more details, visit www.hayward-ca.gov and click on "Mission Boulevard Corridor Specific Plan" link under Project & Studies section.

Consent Calendar
Consider approval of a Non-Purchasing Resident Protection Agreement for the conversion of Eden Gardens Mobile Home Park to resident ownership. This is subsequent to the Planning Commission's November 2009 approval to convert the park's 129 rented spaces to "condominiums." The Planning Commission's action was not appealed and no further action by Council was required.

Approve Redevelopment Agency loan for no more than $500,000 to Eden Housing, Inc. for pre-development, affordable and senior housing costs at the South Hayward BART Station transit-oriented development project.

Public Comment
John Kyle commented on the city's disproportionate amount of low-income housing and problems in education. Seven percent of students in Hayward Unified are truant daily. Not only is there an immediate cost to the city to try and ensure they attend school, the city will pay dearly in the long-run with a poorly-educated population that does not value education. He urged the city and school district to work together to address problems.

Jesus Armas announced that he looks forward to working as a Hayward Unified School District board member with the city on common issues and address academic performance within the school district.

Andy Wilson, VP of Citizens Against Pollution and Director-at-Large for the California Pilots' Association, commented on the "Prevention of Significant Deterioration" permit for Calpine's Russell City Energy Center. Several appeals from individuals and organizations had been filed by the March 22 deadline and will take 3-6 months to review. The Federal Aviation Administration has launched an exhaust-plume initiative/study with preliminary data expected in June. Findings of the appeals and FAA data are expected around the same time.

Charlie Peters, Clean Air Performance Professionals, spoke about air quality and asked that Council discuss AB 2289 (Eng) (smog check program, testing and penalties).

The meeting adjourned with the closed session announcement that City Manager Greg Jones will step aside on April 2. 6-0 vote (May recused).

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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