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October 2, 2012 > Hayward City Council

Hayward City Council

September 25, 2012

October 2012 Breast Cancer Awareness Month

"Let's Do Lunch Hayward... and Breakfast Too."

October 2012 is National Anti-Bullying Awareness Month; video presentation by Sheryl Boykins, Hayward PD. All Hayward police officers have seen the video which will be broadcast at schools and civic meetings in October 2012.

Hayward Library and the Hayward Animal Shelter have each received a bequest of $187,000 from the Margaret Perry Trust.

Adopt ordinance amending City's Municipal Code to accept fats, oils and grease (FOG) waste at the Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF) and established fees and charges for permitting and receipt of fats, oil and grease. Revenue raised by grease-receiving station will be placed in the Wastewater Operating Fund toward WPCF operations and maintenance.

Authorized staff to negotiate and execute Professional Services Agreements with Mintier Harnish and Jones Planning & Design for the General Plan Update. Mintier Harnish's budget of $1,134,640 to prepare the general plan and Jones Planning & Design's $290,000 budget for contract planning services are both within Council's adopted project budget. Mintier Harnish will partner with MIG, Inc., Ascent Environmental, Inc., Kittleson & Associates, Inc., Applied Development Economics and Robert Olson Associates, Inc. to achieve the project's goals.

Clarify selection criteria for General Plan Update Task Force Members. Applicants 1) must a Hayward resident; 2) must be a registered voter; 3) may be a member of another Hayward commission or committee, excluding the Planning Commission; 4) must be committed to serve on the Task Force and attend regular meetings for approximately the next 18 months; and 5) must agree to complete ethics training and training associated with the City's harassment policy within six months of appointment. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m., Wednesday, October 10, 2012.

Expressed support for Measure A1 on the November 2012 Ballot: Oakland Zoo Parcel Tax of $12 per parcel per year for all residential parcels in Alameda County and $72 per parcel per year for all non-residential parcels. The tax has a 25-year term, expiring in December 2037, unless extended by the voters. There will be tax exemptions for undeveloped parcels, properties vacant for more than six months and residential properties where at least one resident is a low-income senior older than 67-years old. The tax requires 2/3 voter-approval.

Public Hearing
Zone Change Application PL-2010-0372 / Vesting Tentative Tract Map Application PL-2010-0373 by John Weber (applicant/owner) to change zoning from Light Manufacturing District to Planned Development District and a Vesting Tentative Tract Map to create 14 parcels at 3596 Baumberg Avenue at the southern end of Baumberg Avenue and Bridge Road in a Light Manufacturing Zoning District.

Public Comment
Jim Drake complained of car jumps at, or near the intersections of Carlos Bee Boulevard and Harder Road with Mission Boulevard and the cost of grade-correction.

Business-owner Byron Asberry asked that parking issues on Foothill Boulevard be resolved in time for the Christmas shopping season and that the thoroughfare also be cleaned.

Patricia Shannon, Chabot faculty, encouraged Council to support Proposition 30. She and Mark Smythe both support Measure I, Chabot-Las Positas Community College District's $28 annual parcel tax that will remain extant for 16 years, if approved by 2/3 of voters on November 6, 2012. Mayor Sweeney directed staff to bring back Measure I at a future meeting.

Doug Ligibel, Downtown Neighborhood Watch leadership Group, presented crime statistics - 29 assaults in the Downtown area within the past four/five months, 17 robberies at all times of the day and night,. He remarked on a deterioration of his group's relationship with Hayward PD because of police reporting and insufficient follow-up of service calls. He has met with Chief Diane Urban to resolve the problem. In the past seven months, there have been nine homicides. The figures presented did not include narcotics-related crimes which Ligibel asserts have increased. He would like to see more cooperation, accountability and follow-up from Hayward police officers. He suggested Council speak directly with his wife about her resignation from the department's Ambassador Program.

Evelyn Cormier presented a schedule of League of Women Voters Eden Area (LWVEA)-sponsored candidates' forums and election-related meetings.

Betty Moose, Chair, Hayward Area Shoreline Planning Agency's Citizens Advisory Committee, asked Council to preserve Hayward's shoreline and not to disregard the needs and purposes of the Strategic Plan of the SF Bay Trail Project.

City Clerk Miriam Lens noted that September 25 was National Voter Registration Day. October 22 is the last day to register to vote in the November 6, 2012 election. Registration for Vote-by-Mail must be completed by October 30. The LWVEA will host election-related forums at Hayward City Hall on October 3, 5 and 17, 2012. For more information, call (510) 583-4400.

Mayor Michael Sweeney - Yes
Barbara Halliday - Yes
Greg Jones - Yes
Al Mendall - Yes
Marvin Peixoto - Yes
Mark Salinas - Yes
Francisco Zermeno - Yes

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