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December 9, 2009 > City of Hayward

City of Hayward

December 1, 2009

Michael Mahoney, President & CEO, St. Rose Hospital accepted the Dec. '09 Business Recognition award on the hospital's behalf.

Consent Calendar
Requested Urban Forestry Inventory grant (50 percent local match) to compile an inventory of trees for which the city is responsible. Matching funds ($50,000 for FY 2009 and $50,000 FY 2010) already approved in the Capital Improvement Program (CIP); no fiscal impact.

Requested Urban Forestry Planting grant (25 percent local match) to plant 1,000 trees over three years in the Fairway Park neighborhood. Matching funds already approved in the CIP; no fiscal impact.

Keyser Marston Associates to review and study the Inclusionary Housing Ordinance and Affordable Housing In-Lieu Fee. Professional services agreement not to exceed $50,000. Appropriated funding from the redevelopment agency's Low/Moderate Income Housing Fund. The review is deemed prudent, given current economic conditions and recent legal rulings on affordable housing in-lieu fees and affordable rental units. {The draft Housing Element was returned by the state in Aug/Sept with comments and will be re-submitted this week following action/revisions by the city).

Executed a funding agreement for Alameda County Department of Housing and Community Development to administer a potential $11M of Neighborhood Stabilization Program Phase II funds, as per ARRA 2009, for non-profit developers to buy, rehabilitate, sell or rent 100 abandoned, vacant or foreclosed homes over three years to low- and moderate-income households in the county and in about nine other jurisdictions that applied for funding as a consortium.

Clarified Council action of Nov 3 "to waive any and all General Plan amendment and zone change application fees associated with re-zoning the Jordan properties located at 2661 and 2627 Depot Rd" as part of the Mt. Eden Annexation Phase II. The Jordan family's representative, Jesus Armas, thanked Council for its support. 6 YES votes, 1 abstention (Sweeney recused).

Legislative Business
Amended Hayward Municipal Code re. Residential Inspection Ordinance to require a property owner to facilitate consent for inspection of an occupied rental unit. The City must apply for a court-issued inspection warrant if the required consent cannot be legally obtained.

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
John Kyle responded to Access Hayward. He asked the police department for the number of parolees living in the city to try to address the transiency rate in local schools. He feels inclusionary housing compounds the issue and political resolve is needed to improve matters. The City of Hayward and Hayward Unified School District must act in unison for the good of the name of "Hayward."

Jeanette Johnigan noted the draft Housing Element does not appear to provide for extremely low-income households which are part of the community.

Doug Ligibel expressed concern about police understaffing. Hayward Police Department has 98 sworn patrol officers serving 160,000 residents, equivalent to a ratio of one patrol officer per 1,600 residents. He would like Council and City Manager Greg Jones to identify 100 new patrol-officer positions in the next 12 months. He also remarked the city and school district are separate entities; the city might find it difficult to have a direct effect on improving the school district's reputation.

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