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October 18, 2011 > Hayward City Council

Hayward City Council

October 11, 2011

Drawing for Energy Efficiency Contest - Irmalle Johnson and Diane Peterson will receive a full energy-efficiency package gratis. There were approximately 50 entrants, all of whom will receive a discount of up to $250 for a home energy-efficiency assessment (equivalent to a 50 percent discount), valid until Dec. 31, 2011.

Work Session:
Update re. implementation of Historic Preservation Program

Update of General Fund 10-year financial plan.

Authorized City Manager to negotiate and execute a five-year First Responder Advanced Life Support (FRALS) agreement with Alameda County through October 31, 2016, with an option to renew until October 31, 2021. As per the contract, the city will receive $471,824 annually with a two percent increase per year during the term of the contract.

Authorized City Manager to negotiate and execute a professional services agreement with David Babcock & Associates for design services for median landscape improvements along Industrial Parkway, between I-880 and Mission Blvd., in the maximum amount of $160,000.

Authorized City Manager to execute a three-year lease agreement for Cisco SmartNet with Cisco Capitol for network infrastructure maintenance.

Confirmed re-appointment of Julius Willis Jr., to a four-year term on the Community Services Commission, and accepted resignation of Human Services Commissioner James. E. Millet III.

Legislative Business:
Adopted ordinances to reclassify zoning and amend the text of the Zoning Ordinance and Municipal Code for enactment and implementation of the South Hayward BART/Mission Blvd Form-Based Code.

Received informational update about the Red Light Camera program.

Amended and restated joint powers authority agreement for the Alameda County Associated Community Action program (ACAP). Staff was directed to update Council every six months.

Public Comment:
Jim Drake spoke about the safety of the Route 238 Corridor Improvement Project and the mini-loop which is part of the design. Public Works Director Bob Bauman confirmed that the contractor, and not the city, is liable for any claims arising from the construction/re-construction.

Dan Henriques expressed concern about a resident's complaint to the police about his collection of refuse and his consequent citation and requirement to appear in court. He expressed concern about loss of benefits and his car, given that he is unemployed and homeless. City Manager Fran David will discuss the matter with Henriques.

Rudy Grusseschi (The Cobblers) and Elie Goldstein (Kraski's Nutrition) do not wish to see the loss of the pedestrian crossing on Foothill Blvd (at the intersection with Russell Way); it connects the businesses and residents on both sides of the thoroughfare. The loss of the crossing has always been part of the re-design. Additional/clearer signage would also inform passing traffic that there is parking at the rear.

Library Commissioner Linda Bennett criticized Calpine for reneging on its original agreement to donate $20M to the City of Hayward toward a new library. Instead, $10M was donated at a luncheon, which she boycotted, hosted by the energy corporation on October 12, 2011. According to Bennett, the construction phase provides employment for union workers but ultimately the Russell City Energy Center will employ only a handful of people once it is operational. She feels the City of Hayward deserves more and that the "this is good enough for Hayward" attitude should be avoided.

Kim Huggett, CEO, Hayward Chamber of Commerce, reminded everyone of the Hayward Restaurant Walk from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on October 20, 2011. Coupon books are available from the Hayward Public Library Main Branch, 835 C St., from the Hayward Chamber of Commerce, 22561 Main St., and from Hayward City Hall, 777 B St., Hayward. Contact the Hayward Chamber of Commerce at (510) 537-2424 or e-mail, Alma Cadena at (510) 583-8520 or Sean Brooks at (510) 583-4304.

Mario Bamburger and his children, Jacob and Daisy, spoke of the need for premises to continue a free, local boxing club program and keep children off the streets. A successful, similar program in Union City has lent its moral support. The Alameda County Deputy Sheriff's Activities League assists Bamburger and his club colleagues to deliver the program to residents in Hayward, unincorporated Hayward and San Leandro. Anyone with suitable property to provide as in-kind support should contact the City Clerk's Office at to be connected with Bamburger.

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

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