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November 16, 2010 > Hayward City Council

Hayward City Council

November 9, 2010

Business Recognition Award for November 2010 presented to Floormasters, Inc., Delta Court, Hayward.

Special Joint City Council/Library Commission Work Session
Reviewed and considered design options for new Library and Community Learning Center.

Authorized City Manager to negotiate and enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with City and County of San Francisco for a Cisco TelePresence Video Conferencing System for Hayward Fire Department.

Legislative Business
Adopted six resolutions of findings and introduced six ordinances to adopt: California Fire Code, California Building Code, California Historical Building Code, California Existing Building Code, California Green Building Code, California residential Code, California Mechanical Code, California Electrical Code, California Plumbing Code [all for 2010], 2009 International Code for Property Maintenance and to amend the City's Green Building ordinance for Private Development.

Public Comments
Lisa Brunner, Hayward Unified School Board Trustee-elect, drew attention to the Extra Credit Teacher Home Purchase Program which aims to facilitate homeownership for eligible teachers, administrators, classified employees and staff members in high priority schools in California. The state-run and state-financed program helps high priority schools attract and retain education professionals by offering down payment assistance to buy a home anywhere in California. Brunner pointed out that the program, which should cost the city nothing, can be used in conjunction with the city's First Time Home Buyer's program.

Deisy Bates, a Hayward resident for 26 years, implored the city to clamp down on truancy and asked that police offers be posted in the vicinity of schools when they open in the morning. Hayward Unified School District is losing funding because of low average daily attendance. Children are dropped off at school but too many wander off missing study and jeopardizing their safety. The school district and parent-groups are taking action and would welcome stronger enforcement of ordinances to ensure full attendance.

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

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