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September 27, 2011 > Hayward City Council

Hayward City Council

September 20, 2011

Presented Business Recognition Award for September 2011 to Virtuoso Performance; accepted by business owners Scott Drnek and Stacey Toland.

Boards, Commissions, Committees and Task Force
Appointments and re-appointments to Council's appointed bodies and administered Oath of Affirmation.

Amended City of Hayward Traffic Code to prohibit certain types of commercial vehicle from parking in residential areas. A commercial vehicle is defined as any vehicle exceeding 10,000 pounds but includes vehicles equipped with rear dual wheels regardless of weight. Vehicles making package, materials or goods pick-up or deliveries within residential districts are allowed to park to conduct their business.

Consolidated the Human Services Commission and the Citizens Advisory Commission into the Community Services Commission (5 YES votes; Sweeney recused).

Legislative Business
Approved a Transfer Payment Agreement between the city and Redevelopment Agency (RDA) to facilitate remittance payments to the State of California under the provisions of ABx1 27 (the "Voluntary Redevelopment Program Act") and approved conditional amendment to the Cooperation and Funding Agreement between the city and RDA. Item will be brought back before Council on September 27, 2011, with amended language that ensures the General Fund is protected and not liable for RDA obligations. Councilman Zermeno introduced a friendly amendment that all occurrences of "voluntary" be removed.

Public Comment
Jim Drake spoke about barricades and traffic safety associated with the Route 238 Corridor Improvement Project and wishes to know if the city is protected from any claims that might arise from such issues.

Hayward High School student Ronald Joseph decried education budget cuts. Mayor Sweeney informed him that the city and school district are separate jurisdictions; he should take his concerns to the school board which meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at City Hall. The Mayor also invited Joseph and his friends to participate in Keep Hayward Clean and Green Task Force clean-up events.

Councilwoman Barbara Halliday reminded the community of the Hayward Volunteer Recognition & Awards Dinner, hosted by Supervisor Nadia Lockyer and the City of Hayward, on October 4, 2011, at St. Rose Hospital's Grand White Tent. For information, call (510) 272-6692.

Kim Huggett, President, Hayward Chamber of Commerce, would like 100 businesses to participate in the Third Annual Hayward/Union City Chamber Business Expo at St. Rose Hospital's Grand White Tent on Wednesday, October 5, 2011. Interested businesses should contact the Hayward Chamber at (510) 537-2424 or the Union City Chamber at (510) 952-9637. Applications are also invited for the Leadership Hayward 2011-12 Class.

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

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