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November 22, 2011 > Hayward City Council

Hayward City Council

November 15, 2011

Certificate of Commendation to Samuel and Lenore Cohen.

November 2011 Business Recognition Award presented to Serpico Landscaping. Accepted by CEO Sharon Hanson, CFO Rick Hanson and COO Brad Barloso.

Filed nuisance abatement/municipal code violations with County Recorder's office for non-abatable code violations and penalty liens associated with the Community Preservation Program re. 159 El Dorado Ave. and 1575 D St. The lien against each property is $1,686. (6 YES votes; Quirk absent)

Authorized City Manager to negotiate and execute a five-year ground lease, effective December 1, 2011, with Avcon Inc. for a parcel of land at Hayward Executive Airport. The ground lease will generate annual revenue of $67,162 - $73,132 for the City Airport Fund. (6 YES votes; Quirk absent)

Administrative revision of the resolution authorizing the City Manager to submit an application for California Housing and Community Development grant funds under the Building Equity and Growth in Neighborhoods (BEGIN) Program to partially fund construction of 10 single-family, affordable, for-sale homes at 123-197 A Street (at Walnut Street) with Habitat for Humanity East Bay. (6 YES votes; Quirk absent)

Approved consultancy agreement, in the maximum amount of $170,000 for the period November 15, 2011 to December 31, 2012, and appropriated $270,000 from the Housing Authority Capital Fund to cover consulting costs and $100,000 of additional legal expenses until October 2012 (the expected start of construction) for the South Hayward BART TOD Project. (6 YES votes; Quirk absent)

Public Hearing
Approved zone change from Medium Density Residential to Planned Development and sub-division of the property (10.9 acres between Eden Ave. and Saklan Rd., north of Middle Ln. in the Mt. Eden area) to construct 144 single-family homes (to be known as Eden Commons) and vested tentative tract map. Applicant: John Dutra (Dutra Enterprises); owners: Dutra, Christensen, Tilley. Residents' parking permits will not be issued; prospective homeowners will be encouraged to use their garages with on-street parking available to visitors. (6 YES votes; Sweeney recused).

Legislative Business
Alameda County Transportation Commission's (ACTC) Countywide Transportation Plan and Transportation Expenditure Plan with City of Hayward's transportation priorities for recommendation to the CWTP and TEP steering committee.

Introduced an amendment to the Inclusionary Housing Interim relief Ordinance to clarify certain provisions and authorize the City manager to amend certain inclusionary housing agreements to apply the provisions of the Interim Relief Ordinance.

Public Comment
Doug Ligibel mentioned problems with juvenile crime during Veterans Day in Downtown neighborhoods. Approximately, 2,000 sq. ft. of the Grand Terrace mural project was vandalized by gang graffiti. A successful way to combat much of this activity is for Neighborhood Watch community activists to "initiate"" arrests for Hayward PD, BART Police and US Postal Police, gather evidence for the police department and then work with the Alameda County District Attorney's office for prosecution, conviction and sentencing to reinforce the message that there are consequences for certain activities. Supervision of community service is also important. Local schools should remain open on Wednesday afternoons to help prevent juvenile crime. Restitution occurs once supervision is in place.

Ann Melton complained of parking problems in the area around Huntwood Terrace Apartments and Folsom Ave.

Stephania Widger questioned the deployment of Hayward police officers and their participation in the handling Occupy Oakland.

Dr. Donald Evans introduced himself to Council as Hayward Unified School District's new Superintendent.

Kim Huggett, Hayward Chamber of Commerce, invited all to attend Light Up the Season at 5 p.m. on December 1 and the Santa Paws Pet Parade at 10 a.m. on December 3, 2011. The Hayward Business Directory will be available shortly.

City Manager Fran David read an email commending Hayward PD's Matt Shea.

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

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