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March 1, 2011 > Hayward City Council

Hayward City Council

February 22, 2011

Business Recognition Award presented to AutoWest Toyota of Hayward, 24773 Mission Blvd.

Proclaimed February 2011 as Black History Month.

Work Session
Historic Preservation Program - update of program elements and status of post-1946 multi-family residential buildings

Renewed Public, Educational, Government (PEG) Agreement with Chabot Community College to provide cable services until March 2012.

Designated February 2011 as Black History Month. The city has celebrated Black History in February since 1975 to honor and recognize the importance of the many contributions made by African-Americans and their role in the American story. It is an opportunity to celebrate Hayward's diversity, culture and history.

Legislative Business
Mid-year review of fiscal year 2011

Recommended Council priorities

Discussion of City of Hayward responses to the state budget update and Governor Jerry Brown's redevelopment proposal.

Public Comment
Dave Elkins, President Hayward Rotary Club, announced February 23, 2011 marks the 106th anniversary of Rotary International whose Foundation provide funding for clean water, food, good health, combat poverty and promotes education around the world.

Jim Drake expressed concerned about the safety associated with road-works. He continues to favor retention of the Noise Ordinance in its present form over adoption of proposed revisions which he feels are open to subjectivity and will create uncertainty. A public hearing is scheduled for March 1, 2011.

Tom Silva, Rental Housing Owners Association of Southern Alameda County, requested a 90-day continuance to enable further discussion of the Historic Preservation Program. While appreciative of the dialogue with the city, so far, he questions the inclusion of several properties on the city's list of historic four-plexes and would like clarification of the criteria according to which these properties are considered to have historical significance.

Monica Schultz, Library Commission, asked Council to maintain as much city funding for the Hayward Public Library, as possible, in light of proposed cuts in state funding.

Linda Bennett, Library Commission, encouraged Council to write to state and federal legislators about privacy of Internet-based information. Personal details are in various locations without the owner's consent. Similarly, the Geographic Information System, used by cities, contains personal information. Flyers and business cards left at homes to solicit work do not bear a license number; such businesses are unlikely to have paid for a City of Hayward business license. She would like more police officers to combat theft and burglary.

Mayor Michael Sweeney - Yes
Barbara Halliday - Yes
Olden Henson - Yes
Marvin Peixoto - Yes
Bill Quirk - Yes
Mark Salinas - Yes
Francisco Zermeno - Yes

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