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May 22, 2012 > Hayward City Council

Hayward City Council

May 15, 2012

Proclamation honoring Hayward Fire Chief Craig Bueno on his retirement.

Presentation of awards for annual Recycling Poster and Essay Contest.

Presentation of Hayward Police Department's National Police Officer Memorial Week video honoring all men and women who serve and recognizing all officers who gave their lives in the line of duty. The Department lost Officer Rodney Pierce on May 11, 2012.

Work Session
FY 2013 and FY 2014 recommended biennial budget work session #1: departmental presentations by maintenance Services, Development Services, Public Works-Engineering and Transportation and by Public Works-Utilities and Environmental Services.

FY13-22 Capital Improvement Program report.

Approved an amendment, including structural changes, to the Hayward Police Officers Association Memorandum of Understanding that will save the General Fund $10M over the two-year period FY 2013 and FY 2014.

Approved an amendment, including structural changes, to the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers Local 21 Memorandum of Understanding. This will save the General Fund approximately $850,000 in FY 2013 and will remain in effect until a successor contract is negotiated during FY 2014.

Authorized City Manager to execute a five-year service agreement, effective from July 1, 2013 until June 30, 2018, renewable for an additional five years to June 30, 2023, with the Fairview Fire Protection District. The agreement will generate revenue to the City of Hayward of $2,572,011 in FY 2013 with annual increases of between two percent and five percent, thereafter. The City will also benefit from a $67,000-offset through the Fairview Fire Protection District's assumption of insurance, utilities and Alameda Dispatch System charges.

Public Comment
City Clerk Miriam Lens reminded everyone that May 21 is the deadline to register to vote in the June 5, 2012 Municipal Election and that May 29 is the last day to apply for a Vote-By-Mail ballot. Anyone wishing to cast their votes early may do so (Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.) at the Registrar of Voters, Room G-1, 1225 Fallon Street, Oakland. Completed Vote-By-Mail ballots may also be left in the ballot box at the Hayward City Clerk's Office, 4th floor, 777 B Street, Hayward, (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.).
Jim Drake complained about the noise created by power washers used by Mi Pueblo Supermarket and about grease run-off entering the Bay when restaurant equipment is washed. He expressed concern about the absence of noise meters for use by the police.

Charlie Peters, Clean Air Performance Professionals, stated that the absence of smog tests for approximately 1.43 million U-Haul vehicles with Arizona plates is a lost revenue opportunity. He would also prefer voluntary, rather than mandatory, inclusion of ethanol in gasoline and feels this would affect the price of fuel.

Doug Ligibel, Downtown leadership Group, remembered Det. James Joseph Arnold (his wife's great-grandfather) who was killed, aged 27, in the line of duty while arresting a violent criminal. Arnold's daughter, Lillian, was the only grandmother whom Ligibel knew. Her father's death meant she had to work and did not graduate from high school. Arnold eventually faded from memory but Ligibel and his wife gathered family members and visited Arnold's grave. The loss of a loved one creates hardship for several generations. Lillian and her sister eventually graduated from high school, aged 71, in the same year as Ligibel's wife. Consider joining the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund which assists families of fallen officers. Ligibel thanked the members of Hayward PD, Oakland PD, BART PD, Alameda County Sheriff, and Union Pacific Railroad PD.

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