July 26, 2011 > Hayward City Council
Hayward City Council
July 19, 2011
Considered options related to alternative voluntary redevelopment "Opt-In" program. No motion proposed. Staff will bring back the matter with more detailed information on July 26, 2011, including arguments for and against voting on a motion on August 9 or September 15.
Charlie Peters, Clean Air Performance Professionals, thanked Council for its support over the issues of corn ethanol in gasoline which is now being considered at federal level.
Jim Drake continues to remark on safety of the Route 238 Corridor Improvement Project. He is puzzled by the differences between the copies of "page 146" obtained from Public Works and from the City Clerk's Office.
Kim Huggett, CEO & Executive Director of the Hayward Chamber of Commerce, drew attention to the article "Wild West Street Party" (Tri-City Voice Newspaper, July 19, 2011). The Downtown street parties are "the largest source of family reunions per square block" in the Bay Area and draw thousands of visitors to Downtown Hayward. The next Hayward street party is scheduled for August 18, from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. on B Street (between Foothill Blvd. and Watkins St.). The Art, Wine, Specialty Beer and Sale Festival is planned for September 17.
Doug Jones spoke on behalf of healthcare workers in Hayward and patients at Gateway Care & Rehabilitation Center (Patrick Ave.) and Bay Point Healthcare Center (Sunset Blvd.) The workers in Hayward held a one-day strike on July 20. The operator runs about a dozen facilities in northern California and, according to Jones, has a poor record of labor relations and patient-care problems.
Mayor Michael Sweeney
In the absence of a motion under Legislative Business, Mayor and Councilmembers took no vote.