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May 25, 2010 > Hayward City Council

Hayward City Council

City of Hayward
May 18, 2010

Presentation
27th Annual Recycling Poster and Essay Contest Awards to K-12 students and the winning entrants' teachers. This year 27 Hayward schools submitted 778 entries, judged by the Hayward Arts Council. Mayor Sweeney also acknowledged the efforts of the citizens-based Keep Hayward Clean & Green Task Force which augment the city's Public Works Department's efforts.

Consent Calendar
Accepted resignation of Natalie A Forrest from the Library Commission, effective April 11, 2010.

Changed recruitment schedule for the City's boards, commissions, committees and the Keep Hayward Clean and Green Task Force to July and August, each year, with interviews and swearing-in for September. Terms of office will be from October to September. Recruitment of Youth Commissioners scheduled for April and May; interviews and administration of oath of office in June, with terms of office lasting from July to June.

Public Hearing
Historic Preservation Program. Council directed staff to bring back the item with clarification of date criteria for selection of properties for consideration and potential inclusion in the City's Historical Resources Survey & Inventory.

Public Comment
Charlie Cameron announced that AC Transit will hold public hearings at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on May 26, for further proposed service reductions effective August 2010, at 1600 Franklin St., Oakland. Call (510) 891-4777.

Jim Drake brought Council's attention to weeds along Mission Blvd on both sides of A St. Some are in the gutters and others on privately owned property. The northern stretch requires greater attention.

Given the City's concerns about HUSD schools, Linda Bennett asked for full-funding for Hayward Public Library as a resource that children can use and where they can go, knowing they will be safe.

Doug Ligibel asserts that adolescents (early teens - late 20s), responsible for violence in Hayward, are unable to think abstractly and are influenced by their peers whom they will try to impress. If their influence is bad, attempts to find favor will be no better. Ligibel advocates changes to the city's Curfew Ordinance, for minors

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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