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February 14, 2012 > Hayward City Council

Hayward City Council

February 7, 2012

New West Lake Restaurant's (320 Jackson St., Hayward) Peking Spareribs was recognized in the Top 100 Signature Dish category and Hong Kong Seafood Restaurant (661 West Tennyson Rd., Hayward) was recognized in the Top 100 Take-Out category by the Top 100 Chinese Restaurants Award Show and Conference on January 9, 2012. Mayor Sweeney and Councilman Olden Henson presented both restaurateurs with their awards.

Provided City's feedback on alternative scenarios for the regional Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS) discussed on January 24, 2012 at a Joint Council/Planning Commission Work Session. The Locally Preferred Scenario is supported but the absence of adequate funding and the dissolution of redevelopment agencies raise serious concerns about a regional SCS by state and regional agencies involving smart growth and transit-oriented development, as per SB 375. Feedback will be transmitted to the Association of Bay Area Governments and to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.

Approved plans and specifications and called for bids (to be received by March 6, 2012) for the Installation of the Storm Water Trash Capture Device Project, transferred $113,000 the Beverage Container Recycling Fund to the Sewer Collection System Replacement Fund and appropriated $250,000 from the Sewer Collection System Replacement Fund for the project which is scheduled for completion in July 2012.

Adopted resolution of support for the City's application to the Sustainable Communities Planning Grant and Incentives Program, funded by Prop. 84 and administered by the Strategic Growth Council for Development of a Downtown Specific Plan, Form-Based Code and Transit Access Plan. The minimum award is $100,000 and the maximum $1M. The City does not have to provide a match but leveraging of other resources including staff or "in-kind" services is encouraged.

Public Comment
Jim Drake complained of noise levels associated with a power washer close to his home, the paucity of sound equipment owned by the city and of oil run-off resulting from steam cleaning.

Jesus Armas advised the result of the Fire & Salsa Game II, the second annual basketball event between Hayward Firefighters Local 1909 (50) and community leaders (71) at the Matt Jimenez Community Center on Saturday, February 4, 2012. The event raised $592.50 for the Hayward Youth Commission.

Kelly Greenne, Library Commission Chair, announced Family Events for February 2012 and requested that funding be preserved for Hayward Public Library when considering budget priorities.

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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