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May 11, 2010 > Hayward City Council

Hayward City Council

City of Hayward
May 4, 2010

Volunteer Coordinator Donna Fitzwater honored all the volunteers with the City of Hayward and City of Hayward Bureau. The theme for National Volunteer Week (April 18-24) is "Celebrating People in Action." Nationally, about 84 million adults volunteer. This year, Hayward had 520 regular volunteers who gave their time and help (equivalent to saving the city $700,000 annually). Each received a certificate of appreciation. There are many more volunteers who assist with special events whose names are not submitted as part of the annual recognition but are acknowledged.

Consent Calendar
Appointed Fran David as City Manager and approved employment agreement.

Public Comment
Dr. Sanchez pointed out the city does not allow any residents within the city limits to keep chickens without a permit (application fee $2,500) subject to certain conditions. He related his neighbor's despair when she was informed she could no longer keep her own poultry. He asked that the relevant ordinance(s) be reviewed and changes considered to allow city residents to keep livestock. City staff will discuss the matter with him.

City Clerk Miriam Lens reminded everyone that Monday, May 10 is the first opportunity for registered voters to vote by mail or in person by going to the Register of Voters. May 24 is the last day to register to vote. The City Clerk's office is accepting applications for various boards, commissions and committees and will host an Open House on May 24. Recruitment for the Youth Commission is also underway. For more information and application forms, visit

Local businessman Steve Worley expressed concern that Hayward Police Department did not take his report of a robbery as seriously as he had expected and questioned the veracity that the police department has no officers dedicated to investigation of theft/property crime. Chief Ace will meet with him to address his concerns.

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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