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January 13, 2010 > City of Hayward

City of Hayward

January 5, 2010

George Lotti Jr, Chief Financial Officer accepted the Jan. '10 Business Recognition award on behalf of Heat and Control, Inc.

Neighborhood Partnership Strategic Plan.

Police Chief's update on School Resource Officer Program Agreement. Chief Ace and the interim superintendent are discussing the revisions to the draft SRO Agreement.

Consent Calendar:

Authorized City Manager to negotiate and execute a three-year contract with Quantum Energy Services & Technologies, Inc. (QuEST), as Hayward's Sustainability Coordinator in an amount not to exceed $450,000. QuEST will implement the City's Climate Action Plan, adopted July '09, and create energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements resulting in jobs and savings for residents and businesses.

The City's $1.36M Energy Efficiency and Energy Conservation Block Grant monies under ARRA, to be spent within three-years from the date of allocation, will cover an initial contract for $150,000. The contract will be amended for another two years for a maximum of $300,000. An initial will be executed once Department of Energy funds are received (expected this month). No impact to the General Fund.

Executed a contract with John DeClercq, an independent contractor accountable directly to the City Manager's Office, for project management services at the South Hayward BART Transit-Oriented Development Project for no more than $96,000. The Redevelopment Agency and grant monies for the project will fund the contract. No impact to the General Fund.

Support for Senator Ellen Corbett's bill AB 483 - Automotive Manufacturer Retention Tax Credit. AB 483 would provide a state manufacturing tax credit up to $10M annually to NUMMI/Toyota if the Fremont plant remains open for three years and maintains current employment levels. Following GM's exit from bankruptcy without its shares in the joint venture, Toyota or another entity must purchase GM's shares.

At this stage, Toyota does not wish to do so and plans to close the plant and cease production on March 31, 2010. Corbett hopes the incentive and other efforts will persuade Toyota to do otherwise. NUMMI is Alameda County's largest employer, numerous Hayward residents are employees and many local businesses are suppliers.

Legislative Business:

Adopted RDA annual report for FY 2009.

Amended Municipal Code for new on-sale, alcohol-related commercial activities following an introductory ordinance on Dec 15, 2009 in response to Starzz Management, Inc.'s application for a conditional use permit to operate Club ME Restaurant and Lounge, a restaurant and nightclub, at 926 B St., Hayward.

5 "YES" votes and 2 "NO" votes (Sweeney and Halliday).

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 expressed concern for Hayward Unified School District's performance, called for the broadcast of school board meetings on cable TV and alluded to the possible need for a town hall meeting on education.

Sherman Lewis commented on the need for sustainable transportation and transit-oriented development in the South Hayward BART/Planning Area.

Doug Ligibel informed Council of a 'Keep Hayward Clean and Green' clean-up at Bowman Elementary School at 520 Jefferson St. (and Mason Dr.). Graffiti vandalism costs the City $700,000 annually, excluding costs to HARD and private property owners. The City has had two homicides in 2010. Council should contact each school board member to discuss schools remaining open on Wednesdays to keep students and the community safe.

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