October 3, 2017 > Hayward City Council
Hayward City Council
¥ Ms. Diane Fagalde thanked Hayward PD for finding her stolen car.
¥ Ms. Joann Cola complained about homeless encampments near her home at 4th/A.
¥ Ms. Linda Bennett also complained about homeless encampments. Council responded by assuring them that they are aware of problem and measures are being taken, please be patient.
¥ Mr. Monzella Curtis pleaded for more rights for tenants not under rent control.
¥ Ms. Jackie Zaneri pleaded for City Council to restore rent control to those who have never had it.
¥ Mr. Ramon Rios Pareda proposed that developers meet with community members to better understand local issues. He also proposed more rent control, and offered help to homeless with mental illness through the Alameda County In Home Outreach Team (IHOT).
¥ Ms. Marcela Ruiz, a Hayward resident, was recently given a two-month eviction notice, which she complained was not enough time. She explained that without rent control, tenants have no rights.
¥ Mr. Samuel Avalos, husband of Ms. Marcela Ruiz, complained about unfair eviction notices that penalize good people unfairly. Council members referred them to services that might help.
¥ Mr. Jim Drake complained about grocery store sales being at the end of the month.
¥ Mr. Ruben Medrano complained that two months not enough time to seek new housing.
¥ Resolution to amend agreement with CSG Consultants, Inc., for Development Review Services in the Planning Division.
¥ Resolution to amend agreement with Stevenson, Porto & Pierce, Inc., for Planner Services.
¥ Amendment of agreement with TJKM, Inc. for Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program (NTCP).
¥ Request for an appropriation of $75,000 from the general fund reserves and a resolution
to partner with Moves the Needle for lean innovation trainings.
¥ Ordinance to increase membership of the Library Commission.
¥ Approval of Changes to the Adopted FY 2018 - FY 2027 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Budget related to the Road Repair and Accountability Act (RRAA - SB 1 Funding).
¥ Appointment of Ms. Zaineb Sharafali and Mr. Luis Prada to the Library Commission.
Consent Calendar approved 7-0.
Items Removed From Consent:
¥ Resolution calling for and supporting Executive and/or Legislative Action by the Trump Administration and Congress to restore, renew, extend and expand upon the
Federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program and those protections afforded under DACA to immigrants who came to the United States as children.
Motion to adopt with minor addition passed 7-0.
¥ The Hayward Community Taskforce was created to recommend updates to the 1992 Anti-Discrimination Action Plan. They presented their findings, followed by public comments which centered on appreciation of the Community Taskforce for their hard work. Many members of the public also saw a need for a more permanent role for the taskforce. Also, many agreed with the taskforceÕs recommendation of having the Hayward PD withdraw from Urban Shield events, and also suggested forming an oversight committee for the Hayward PD. Council comments centered on appreciation for the taskforce. Most disagreed with the recommendation to withdraw from Urban Shield, citing recent changes with Urban Shield and a need to stay engaged, to affect change from within. Council showed pride for Hayward PDÕs record, seeing no reason for oversight. Council also hoped for more affordable housing actions to be incorporated into new plan, as well as leveraging educational resources. Council agreed with need for a more permanent committee and was open to ways of exploring the idea, while stressing the practical implications of time and staff resources. Taskforce scheduled to return with final plan November 28.
City Manager Reports:
¥ Hayward Airport Open House was well attended, with record 5,300 people.
Mayor Barbara Halliday Aye
Sara Lamnin Aye
Francisco Zermeno Aye
Marvin Peixoto Aye
Al Mendall Aye
Elisa Marquez Aye
Mark Salinas Aye