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June 24, 2009 > Hayward City Council

Hayward City Council

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Acknowledged results of the May 19, 2009 Statewide Special Election for Measure A- Utility Users Tax (UUT) of 5.5% on gas, electricity, video and telecommunications services for 10 years with exemptions available for low-income/life-line users. Yes: 7,999. No: 6,814

Filed an application for $475,000 share of State American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009 (ARRA) funding. An application for Regional ARRA funding was submitted on March 17; the Metropolitan Transportation Commission has informed Bay Area cities that additional State ARRA funding is available. The monies are earmarked for pavement rehabilitation along Industrial Blvd.

Costco at Eden Shores Project - Costco Wholesale Corporation will own the property on the corner of Hesperian and Industrial Blvds where a new warehouse and 16-pump gas station will be built. Costco will assume the obligations as Owner under the Mount Eden Business and Sports Park Community Development Agreement for the Legacy Eden Shores Project.

Adopted the City of Hayward and Hayward Redevelopment Agency FY 2009-10 Operating Budget; FY 2010-19 Capital Improvement Program Budget; FY 2010 Master Fee Schedule; Traffic Fines and Bail Schedule; and Gann Appropriations Limit. The State's final budget decisions are unknown but ideas under consideration would impact the City's finances - state borrowing of $3.6M property taxes, repayable within three years, and appropriation of local gas tax funds (100% this fiscal year and 75% next fiscal year) without repayment. Given the Council's previous decision to transfer gas tax revenue to the General Fund, public services other than the City's capital projects will suffer if the state takes local gas taxes permanently.

Mayor Michael Sweeney - Yes
Kevin Dowling - Yes
Barbara Halliday - Yes
Olden Henson - Yes
Anna Laveria May - Yes
Bill Quirk - Yes
Francisco Zermeno - Yes

Public Comments

Frank Goulart spoke about Music in the Park and entertainment in general in Hayward. Hayward's Opera House once stood where Luckys supermarket parking lot is now. The City has summer street festivals, jazz at the Russell City Blues festival, the Zucchini Festival and live music in the park showcasing local musicians.

Aramark employee Alma Martinez, several of her colleagues and Jason Oninger from the Workers United Union, asked the Council and City to initiate negotiations with Aramark to renew the City's mat and uniform contract which expires at the end of July. The company appears to have shown little interest in doing so.

Herb Witt encouraged visitors to the Zucchini Festival to bring their families. There will be entertainment for young and old.

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