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March 15, 2011 > Hayward City Council

Hayward City Council

March 8, 2011

Business Recognition Award for March 2011 presented to Bill Anderson, Manager, Olive Garden Italian Restaurant, 24688 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward.

Work Session
Discussed developer-proposed revisions to the transit-oriented development South Hayward BART Station Mixed-Use Project.

Approved temporary staffing positions for Finance Director ($95,000 from January 24 to July 1, 2011) and Budget Officer ($65,000 from December 5, 2010 to July 1, 2011) and appropriated $160,000. Recruitment will commence on July 1 for the Finance Director position and is underway for the Budget Officer position.

Authorized City Manager to negotiate and execute a Commercial Aviation Site Lease and associated Letter of Agreement with Field Aviation LLC for Fixed Base Operator-development on the southern side of Hayward Executive Airport.

Approved contract amendment with AMEC Geomatrix, Inc. for Cinema Place groundwater remediation and environmental consultation in the maximum amount of $160,000.

Public Comment
John Kyle emphasized the need for improvement in HUSD and enforcement of building codes.

Jim Drake believes the existing Noise Ordinance is clear, with no room for subjectivity. The proposed changes to the wording for the new ordinance create uncertainty and threaten the city's credibility; he anticipates debate between the officer responding to a complaint about excessive noise and the complainants. The proposed new ordinance will also require two other people to support the complaint for it to go to court; Drake feels other complainants are likely to withdraw their support for court action for fear of retaliation.

Andreas Cluver, Secretary-Treasurer, Alameda County Building and Construction Trades Council, supports opposition to the proposed dissolution of redevelopment agencies. He applauded continuation of the South Hayward BART project, as per the developer's new plan, and sought Council's continued support for the project to be covered by a Community Workforce Agreement to ensure local workers have access to employment.

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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