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March 11, 2009 > Hayward City Council

Hayward City Council

March 3, 2009

Accepted resignations of Pravin Balram, Marilyn Gise and Glen Hubahib from the Keep Hayward Clean and Green Task Force due to personal commitments.

Approved mid-year budget adjustments to avoid impacting reserves by $7.5M at year end: (1) reduce revenue projections by $4.858M, appropriate $977,600 for operating expenditure, reduce other operating expenditure appropriations by $3.8M and execute inter-fund transfers of $3.785M as appropriate; (2) transfer $909,401 from the Redevelopment Agency to the Educational Revenue Augmentation Fund (ERAF) for K-12 schools and community colleges for FY 2008-09; (3) transfer a City-owned parcel of land from the General Fund to the Water Enterprise Fund for $3.485M. Net effect is use of $254,323 of reserves.

Declared fiscal emergency and voted to hold a special election for a Utility Users Tax.

Unanimous 7-0 vote in favor.

Public Comment

Amy Nelson-Smith reported improvement in the Sun Gallery's finances during the past year. The non-profit is currently using volunteer curators and looks forward to the remainder of the year's events.

Doug Ligibel thanked the Mayor and two Council Members for participating in the Saturday-morning clean-ups organized by Keep Hayward Clean and Green Task Force. Mayor Sweeney has assisted in 90 percent of these activities.

David Pena, a State Farm insurance agent, highlighted poor understanding of earthquake insurance and wishes to consider ways of shifting the risk from homeowners to an entity like the California Earthquake Authority (CEA). He asked the City to hold a public forum with CEA representatives, public safety staff, American Red Cross and utility companies.

Next regular meeting - 8 p.m, Tuesday, March 17, 2009

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