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April 1, 2014 > Hayward City Council

Hayward City Council

March 26, 2014

The meeting began with acknowledgement of the Hayward Police DepartmentÕs recent re-accreditation from The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, CALEA. Police Chief Diane Urban gave a short report on the process and noted that the department received a perfect score from the organization. Mayor Michael Sweeney congratulated the Police Department for their achievements.

The council unanimously approved all items on the consent calendar, which included a resolution for sidewalk rehabilitation and wheelchair ramps and a resolution to regarding a bicycle advisory committee.

Legislative Business
Director of Finance Tracy Vesely gave a presentation regarding an audit of the cityÕs financial matters during the 2013 fiscal year. This was followed by a presentation from the auditor. The council approved staff recommendations with six aye votes and one absence.

Director of Finance Vesely discussed the mid-year review for fiscal year 2014. Highlights from the presentation include the fact that the economy is recovering, revenue has increased but expenditures are also set to increase. Council members expressed concern over funding of retiree health benefits, as the city does not fully fund medical plans for retirees. The item was adopted with six aye votes and one absence.

Mayor Michael Sweeney: Aye
Mayor Pro Tempore Mark Salinas: Aye
Marvin Peixoto: Aye
Barbara Halliday: Absent
Francisco Zermeľo: Aye
Greg Jones: Aye
Al Mendall: Aye

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