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October 28, 2009 > Hayward City Council

Hayward City Council

October 20, 2009

Presentations
Business Recognition Award to Pacheco Brothers Gardening, Inc.

Certificate of Commendation awarded to All Saints Catholic Church in its centenary year.

Certificate of Commendation awarded to Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Alameda County.

Consent Calendar
Discussed changes to the residential rental inspection ordinance. Verne Perry, an attorney who represented the Rental Housing Association of Southern Alameda County in a lawsuit against the City of Hayward, argued the proposed changes are the City's reaction to the judgment entered and writ issued against the City. City Attorney Michael Lawson reminded the forum that tenants have the right to refuse a rental inspection. In such circumstances, the City must obtain a court inspection order to proceed. The City would prefer landlords to remain in the rental inspection program. This item will be continued to the next meeting on November 3.

Introduced administrative citations of $500 for the first offense, $750 for the second and $1,000 for the third and subsequent offense for anyone associated with the illegal activity of street racing, as per the Street Racing Ordinance.

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

Public Comment
Sara Lamnin, Program Director Hayward Community Action Network, invited everyone of the Heart of the Bay Summit at Cal State University East Bay, University Union, on November 7 from 9 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd, Hayward.

Gary Steinberger, Citizens Advisory Commissioner and Keep Hayward Clean & Green Task Force, invited residents to attend a community resources fair at Schafer Park Elementary School, to participate and volunteer for a clean-up event in Schafer Park and to support an animal-adoption event, which has been organized jointly with the Hayward Animal Shelter, on October 24, Make A Difference Day.

Elizabeth Veloza spoke against federal interference in the use and distribution of cannabis. She is a cannabis patient, hopes for a relaxation of regulations and sought the Council's position on the potential sale of cannabis locally to reduce travel to San Francisco.

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