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June 29, 2010 > Hayward City Council

Hayward City Council

City of Hayward
June 22, 2010

Work Session
Mission Blvd Corridor Specific Plan

Consent Calendar
Approved and appropriated FY 2011 Operating and Capital Budgets, FY 2011 Redevelopment Agency (RDA) Budget, FY2011 Gann Appropriations Limit, amendment of FY 2011 Master Fee Schedule to establish Landing Fees for Hayward Executive Airport and confirmed FY 2012 proposed budget.

Implemented a five percent reduction in salary and benefits for the Mayor and Council members. Takes immediate effect.

Adopted nine resolutions implementing cost savings proposed by employee bargaining units, unrepresented management employees and Council-appointed City Manager, City Attorney and City Clerk for FY 2011 and FY 2012.

Renewed Hayward Area Shoreline Planning Agency (HASPA) Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement.

Public Hearing
General Plan Housing Element (6 YES votes, 1 NO (Sweeney)).

Downtown Business Improvement Area Annual Levy (6 YES votes, 1 NO (May)).

Legislative Business
Opposed multi-billion dollar Water Bond Act 2010 - "Safe, Clean, and Reliable Drinking Water Supply Act." (5 YES votes, 1 NO (Dowling), 1 ABSTENSION (May)).

Public Comment
Henry Guzman-Villalobos would like an International Cultural Center at which Hayward's diverse community can meet and learn from each other.

Jim Drake reminded Council of his previous comments about the need for weed abatement along E 14t h St. and at islands at Grove and Mission. He would like the city to lead by example so that property owners might maintain their parcels. Many car dealers have left the city and, according to Drake, many have relocated to San Leandro. Similarly, Kaiser Permanente will also move from Hayward to San Leandro in three years. He wonders if San Leandro has an incentives program for businesses.

Ralph Farias would like the Keep Hayward Clean & Green (KHCG) Task Force to work with senior citizens in mobile home parks. He also pointed out that work had begun on a speed bump in his neighborhood but was never completed. Its absence is endangering the safety of local residents. The KHCG Task Force is a group of unpaid volunteers. One task is removal of campaign signs and another, the removal of graffiti and refuse. Mayor Sweeney asked Farias to help by removing some of his campaign signs and invited him to assist the Task Force at Birchfield Park.

Liz Gonzales stated that vacant properties/blight and gang issues are related and need to be addressed. The lack of local retailers is proving hazardous for seniors who must negotiate the road works on the Route 92/I-880 project to reach the nearest supermarkets.

Sergio Morales, Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center, thanked Council for its support of the Tennyson Health Center through the Peer Advocate Program and asked for consideration of continued funding. Ernesto, who is about to attend Chabot College, and Andreas, who will attend CSUEB, spoke of the Program's benefits citing an improvement in grades and reductions in drug abuse and teenage pregnancies and encouraged future support from the city and Council.

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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