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March 5, 2013 > Hayward City Council

Hayward City Council

February 19, 2013

Joint City Council/Planning Commission Work Session
General Plan Update: Overview of initial community outreach efforts and presentation of draft Vision and Guiding Principles. Only 135 people (of 160,000 residents) have joined the discussion forum.

Councilman Jones suggested outreach might be improved with either the biennial, telephone customer-satisfaction survey's contact list of 600 randomly-selected individuals or, if this is not possible, that a new survey be commissioned for the General Plan Update. A small group of active community members participates in most things but there is a real need for input from a broader and more representative section of the City's population. The Vision and Guiding Principles should include both public and private sector education. Hayward has some excellent private schools that draw families. Mayor Sweeney criticized those who did not proffer solutions but considered outreach efforts might be better.

Accepted resignation of Monica Ruiz from the Keep Hayward Clean and Green Task Force.

Approval of plans and specifications, certification of Negative Declaration and call for bids for the new Hayward Executive Airport Administration Building - item held until March 5, 2013.

Approved the purchase of one acre of land for the Greenwood Park expansion for $655,560 from the Park-in-Lieu account.

Authorized City Manager to execute a professional services contract with Willdan Financial Services for a maximum amount of $40,555: $11,985 for a full overhead cost allocation plan/OMB A-87 plan and $28,570 for a comprehensive master fee study.

Public Hearing
South Hayward BART Transit-Oriented Development: approval of action plan for the South Hayward BART Joint Powers Authority (JPA), establishment of Mixed-Use Preferential Parking District and Parking Permit Program for residents and BART commuters. Introduction of ordinance amending the Traffic Code and related actions, including appropriation of $200,000 for initial start-up costs.

Councilmen Zermeno and Mendall invoked the JPA's spending authority by proposing specific language as an amendment to staff recommendations, viz. to direct parking revenues to combat graffiti and litter in the neighborhood around South Hayward BART. Both serve on the JPA. Mayor Sweeney supported the motion reluctantly and asked BART not to disappoint.

Legislative Business
Received Comprehensive Annual Financial report for year-ended June 30, 2012 and Memorandum on Internal Control and required Communications.

Adopted interim urgency ordinance imposing a temporary moratorium on the development, establishment and operation of Computer Gaming and Internet Access businesses in Hayward, to take immediate effect. Adopted staff recommendations with an amendment by Councilman Greg Jones to include premises with more than one computer with wireless or network connectivity.

Public Comment
Don Biles complained of paint spots on his car arising from road striping crews.

Gilbert Hessia, VP SE1021, Maintenance Unit, spoke of non-economic changes to terms of employment at the City of Hayward.

Linda Reid spoke of comparative salaries in other cities.

Gail Eakin spoke of her career at Hayward Police Department's jail and how her household income has fallen by 38 percent. Her husband also works at the jail.

Francisco Abrantes complained that the City does not adhere to the published street sweeping schedule despite paying for the public service. Given that the official schedule is not maintained, he is unhappy that he receives citations for parking in prohibited areas.

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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