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November 23, 2010 > Hayward City Council

Hayward City Council

November 16, 2010

Authorized City Manager to negotiate and execute a two-year contract extension with Quantum Energy Services & Technologies, Inc. for Sustainability Coordinator services for calendar years 2011 and 2012 in the maximum amount of $300,000. The City's federal Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant of $1,361,900, which was awarded on December 9, 2009, must be spent within three years and will fund the contract's extension.

Established a Fire Prevention Code, a Building Code, a Mechanical Code, an Electrical Code and Plumbing Code for the City of Hayward.

Public Hearing
Request for change of zoning to allow neighborhood-serving retail center, including a drive-thru coffee shop and neighborhood-serving retail uses on a 1.5 acre parcel at Mt. Eden Business Park. The zone change would allow applicant Simeon Commercial Properties and owner Sim First LLC to accept a convenience store as a tenant. 5 YES and 2 No votes (Sweeney and Henson) with the condition that a convenience store may open from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m.

Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA) hearing for financing of airport development improvement by Airport Property Partners, LLC through the sale of up to $5M of tax-free bonds by California Statewide Communities Development Authority.

Public Comments
Jim Drake commented on the differences between the old noise ordinance and its revisions. Although the former contains no penalty, it has greater clarity for the police to be able to enforce noise abatement. The revised ordinance does have penalties but gives the police greater discretion over enforcement.

Charlie Peters, Clean Air Performance Professionals, would like to see mandatory smog testing and repairs to motor vehicles. The regulatory agency does not know if cars with excessive emissions are actually repaired. The state is spending substantial sums to impress upon drivers the need to maintain their vehicles. Peters estimates that mandatory testing and repair would generate a daily emissions- reduction of up to 1,500 tons.

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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