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December 13, 2011 > Hayward City Council

Hayward City Council

December 6, 2011

Business Recognition Award for December 2011 presented to Intarcia Therapeutics.

Eric Figueroa, League of California Cities, presented the Hayward Public Mural Art Program with the League's 2011 Helen Putnam Award.

Work Session
Fire Station Health Portal collaboration between fire departments, acute healthcare hospitals, federally-qualified health centers and Alameda County Health Care Service Agency's Emergency Medical Services Division to provide clinics for affordable primary/preventative or urgent healthcare at city and county fire stations and, thus, relieve the burden on emergency rooms and 911 first responder paramedics. One-time capital costs of $350,000-$600,000 are likely for construction of such clinics at existing fire stations; city and county staff will discuss and identify potential funding sources for construction and how to meet operational costs.

Discussed federal Secure Communities Program and the city's involvement with federal agencies regarding fingerprint-sharing and immigration "detainers" placed on arrestees after their systems confirm fingerprints.

Rezoned property associated with the Eden Commons residential development. Ordinance was introduced on November 15, 2011. (6 YES; 1 ABSTENSION (Sweeney)).

Adopted ordinance providing interim relief from some Inclusionary Housing requirements. Ordinance was introduced on November 15, 2011.

Authorized City Manager to negotiate and executed professional services agreement (PSA) with Folsom-based WLC Architects, Inc. in the maximum amount of $180,000 for design of the new Hayward Executive Airport Administration Building. The project is estimated to cost a total of $2.1M, which is already accounted for in the Airport Capital Improvement Fund as part of the FY 2012 Capital Improvement Program, and scheduled for completion towards the end of November 2013.

Assigned and assumed commercial aviation site lease between city and EPIC Aviation, LLC to Parkavion property Management HWD LLC to improve and maintain 7.56 acres and two hangars.

Authorized negotiation of a PSA, effective July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012, in the maximum amount of $90,000 with Townsend Public Affairs, Inc. to assist in securing and appropriating state and federal funding for affordable housing, economic development, public safety, library, infrastructure and transportation-related activities. Appropriated $15,000 from the General Fund and a further $15,000 from the Housing Authority Operating Fund toward the PSA.

Public Comment
Audrey Lepell, Citizens for Alternative Transportation Solutions, would like Council to reconsider its majority decision to have one-way, west-bound traffic on A Street between Mission Blvd. and Foothill Blvd. as part of the Route 238 Corridor Improvement Project.

Doug Ligibel expressed concern about endangerment of children. An eight-year old was seen riding a motorcycle with a two-year old riding pillion on wet roads in the dark within the Grand Terrace neighborhood. Neither wore a helmet or protective clothing. Adult supervision of these children was absent. Although the HOA has it s own security resources and there is a Neighborhood Watch group, residents are disappointed with Hayward PD's response in curtailing such activity. The children's parents or guardians have repeatedly refused to cooperate with Hayward PD and HOA staff. Help is now sought from the City Manager, City Attorney and Police Chief to deal with the problem. A teenager has already sustained head injuries in an accident in the area. Residents would like the city to collaborate in preventing further catastrophic brain injuries rather than react to such incidents or worse.

Sara Lamnin encouraged Council to use the wealth of resources within the city and county. There are 700 non-profits in the city; they could complement the Fire Station Health Portal collaboration to reduce the number of visits to emergency room.

Marcia Campos announced the closure of La Familia Counseling Service's resource center at Eden Youth Center (680 W. Tennyson Rd.) due to lack of funding.

Charlie Peters, Clean Air Performance Professionals, drew attention to the possibility of greater referee oversight for the smog check program and provided copies of correspondence between his organization and stakeholder agencies.

Gabriel Hernandez, Hayward Day Labor Center, remarked on the reassuring discussion with Police Chief Diane Urban about policy toward community members who belong to the Day Labor Center. He reiterated the need for continued good relations with and trust between them and the police.

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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