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June 8, 2010 > Hayward City Council

Hayward City Council

City of Hayward
June 1, 2010

June 2010 Business Recognition Award presented to Hayward's Safeway stores - West Jackson St. and Foothill Blvd.

Working Session:
Update on Permit Center and Development Review Process improvements. Building Division staff have implemented almost all of Strutech Consulting's recommendations and identified further improvements. The Permit Center has been established as point of contact between the city and the public for development review.

Community Promotion Program FY 2011 recommendations for allocation of $118,351 of General Fund and Redevelopment Agency (RDA) grant funds, for the benefit of Hayward residents, ranging from $800 to $33,300 for different organizations and activities.

Consent Calendar:
Gave preliminary approval for the engineer's report and FY 2011 levy assessments for the Consolidated Landscaping and Lighting District No. 96-1, Zones 1-13, for Maintenance District No. 1 (storm drainage pumping station and storm drain conduit - Pacheco Way, Stratford Road and Ruus Lane) and Maintenance District No. 2 (Eden Shores storm water facilities and water buffer). Public hearings scheduled for July 20, 2010.

Authorized City Manager to execute a professional services agreement with Carollo Engineers for preliminary engineering investigation and to prepare design-build proposals to upgrade the co-generation system at the Water Pollution Control Facility, in the maximum amount of $250,000.

RDA Board approved modified terms of the loan to Eden Housing, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $500,000, for pre-development costs related to the affordable family and senior housing at the South Hayward BART Transit-Oriented Development Project.

Public Comment:
Jim McMasters, Colliers International (sole agent for Blake Hunt, developer and manager of Cinema Place), encouraged Hayward Arts Council to consider temporary space at Cinema Place.

Gail Lundholm, President of Hayward Arts Council, spoke about three Community Promotion Program-funding applications and equipment for a temporary, mobile gallery at Cinema Place.

Valerie Caveglia, Sun Gallery, extended invitations to "High Art," "The Legacy of the Qur'an: Beauty of the Words" and "Beauty, Thy Name is Night." She thanked Council and EDC for past support and hopes they will consider the Sun Gallery's full application for Community Promotion Program funding.

Andy Wilson informed Council several parties have an appeal before the federal Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) regarding the proposed Russell City Energy Center. Calpine's "7460" (the Federal Aviation Administration's Obstruction Evaluation/Airport Airspace Analysis that there would be no hazard from the stacks) has expired. Calpine has re-applied. Caltrans Aeronautics fully supports the California Pilots Association which has an appeal before the EAB. Oral arguments before the EAB, either in Washington DC or via video-link, are scheduled for July 22.

Herb Witt, South Hayward Lions Club, announced the 47th annual Old-Fashioned 4th of July and 1st annual Chili Cook-off will be at the Hayward BART parking lot and not at Weekes Park. The Festival will begin at 11 a.m. $2 admission includes four chili samples. There will be games, rides, live music.

Lolita Morelli, Hayward Municipal Band, thanked Fairway Park Baptist Church for a practice room following the decision to close Centennial Hall, last year. The band's summer concert series will begin on Father's Day at Hayward Memorial Park.

Carol Morgan, YOSAC, spoke of the benefits to students and to the city of continued funding for a youth orchestra.

Ronnie Stewart announced the Russell City Blues Festival will be held on July 10 and July 11.

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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