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October 19, 2010 > Hayward City Council

Hayward City Council

October 12, 2010

Business Recognition Award for October 2010 presented to Eden Jewelry & Loan Co, Mission Boulevard, Hayward.

Work Session
Reviewed and considered options for regulation of Hand-Cart Vendors. An official vote was not required. Only Councilman Zermeno was in favor of proceeding. Council directed staff not to take the matter further due to lack of consensus.

Adopted resolution of participation in the Institute for Local Government's Beacon Award: Local Leadership toward Solving Climate Change. The Beacon Award program recognizes jurisdictions that reduce greenhouse gases and energy use, adopt policies and programs addressing climate change and promote sustainability. Hayward's Climate Action Plan and environmental efforts include "best practices," per eligibility criteria for consideration for the Beacon Award.

Accepted report and adopted findings that the city has complied with the Mitigation Fee Act (AB 1600) in respect of development project fees. As of June 30, 2010, deposits amounted to $83,018 with no identified refunds to developers.

Authorized City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract with Godbe Research, Inc. in the maximum amount of $52,000 for two surveys to gauge community satisfaction with the city's delivery of services and, therefore, assist the city with priorities and long-term financial planning.

Creation of Council-Appointed Officers Committee (COAC) for managing formal oversight and accountability of the City Manager, City Attorney and City Clerk who are all employees of, and report directly to, the Council. COAC will assist the Mayor and Council rather than relive them of their responsibility.

Public Hearing
Introduced an ordinance prohibiting use of polystyrene foam disposable food service ware and use of recyclable or compostable food service ware with a deadline of July 2012 for compliance and written encouragement to Chabot-La Positas College and Hayward Unified School District to participate.

Public Comments
Miriam Lens, City Clerk, announced that Monday, October 18, 2010, is the last day to register to vote in the November 2, 2010 election. US citizens, aged 18 years or older, are eligible to vote and must register to appear on the official list of voters. Voters must re-register if they have moved, changed name or changed political party. Tuesday, October 26, 2010, is the last day for the Alameda County Registrar of Voters to receive written requests for a "Vote by Mail" Ballot. Alameda County "Vote by Mail" ballots may be placed in the ballot box in the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 777 B Street, Hayward.

Mayor Michael Sweeney - Yes
Barbara Halliday - Yes
Olden Henson - Yes
Marvin Peixoto - Yes
Bill Quirk - Yes
Mark Salinas - Yes
Francisco Zermeno - Yes

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