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May 10, 2011 > Hayward City Council

Hayward City Council

May 3, 2011

Business Recognition Award presented to Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott. Accepted by General Manager Hassan Fallah.

Proclaimed May 12, 2011, as Bike to Work Day. Invitation to participate extended by Dave Campbell, East Bay Bicycle Coalition. For more information, visit

Work Session
Discussed proposed FY 2012 and FY 2013 water and sewer rates. Public hearing scheduled for July 12.

Authorized City manager to execute a professional services agreement with SCADA Support Group for Programmable Logic Controller and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Programming to install emergency sudden loss valves at various locations, in the maximum amount of $40,000. This figure is included in the FY 2011 Capital Improvement Program budget.

Approved three-year contract with Maze & Associates for professional audit services in the amount of $131,000 in the first year, with 1.5 percent cost-of-living rises in years two and three. The initial sum of $131,000 is included in the FY 2012 recommended operating budget.

Redevelopment Agency Board assigned Cinema Place First Amended Ground Lease to the city. Council approved Second Amendment to the lease between Hayward Cinema Place, LLC and Century Theatres, Inc. The Second Amendment eliminates the clause that would allow Century Theatres to terminate their lease or pay a substantially reduced rent if neighboring retail space remains vacant. It also enables Hayward Cinema Place, LLC to re-value the property and secure necessary financing.

Approved purchase of Sydney Coordinated Adaptive Traffic System software and support services from Transcore in the maximum amount of $660,000 for the Route 238 Corridor Improvement Project. This figure, which consists of $594,471 for basic services and $65,529 for possible additional services needed, is included in the Route 238 Capital Improvement Project budget.

Public Hearing
Master Fee Schedule/Fine and Bail update.

Changed General Plan designation from Medium Density Residential to High Density Residential and zoning from Medium Density Residential to Planned Development to accommodate Eden Housing's proposed 22 affordable, senior housing rental units at the corner (581 B St.) of B and Grand Streets.

Legislative Business
Disposition and Development Agreement between the city and Eden Housing, Inc. for development of 22 affordable, senior housing rental units at the corner (581 B St.) of B and Grand Streets.

Rejected the adoption of interim Moratorium Ordinance re. supermarkets of 20,000 sq. ft., or more, or large retail stores exceeding 75,000 sq. ft. with at least 10,000 sq. ft. or 10 percent of area, whichever is less, devoted to sale of grocery or non-taxable items to be continued May 3, 2011. The ordinance would have established a 45-day moratorium on approval of land use entitlements and building permits for such establishments. Applications will be considered under existing rules.

Public Comment
Doug Ligibel thanked staff for providing public records he had requested. Property values, particularly in the Downtown area, have fallen. He identifies crime, graffiti vandalism [which cost the city more than $900,000 to abate in FY 2010] and the school district [which he regards as poorly managed financially and has one of the worst reputations in the Bay Area] as possible causes for a poorly-performing Hayward housing market. He would not be surprised if one of the three high schools was to close to make the better use of limited resources and wonders how Council might play a significant role in preventing further deterioration of property values.

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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