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April 3, 2012 > Hayward City Council

Hayward City Council

March 27, 2012

Business recognition award for March 2012 presented to RF MacDonald Company (supplier of boilers pumps and accessories for industrial and commercial customers). Accepted by president, Jim MacDonald.

Allocated $665,000 of park in-lieu fees to Hayward Area Recreation and Park District for tidal gate improvements ($125,000) at the Hayward Shoreline Trail and ADA improvements ($540,000) at the Hayward Senior Center kitchen.

Authorized submittal of application for a Caltrans Community-Based Transportation Planning Grant to prepare a Safe Routes to Schools City-wide Master Plan and provided 10 percent local match and authorized City manager to execute requisite agreements for the grant. Project scheduled for completion in Spring 2014.

Authorized staff to submit applications for a California Energy Commission Loan and a PG&E No-interest On Bill Financing Loan to convert City streetlights to light-emitting diode (LED) lights, to obligate federal Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant funds for LED retrofits on Jackson and C Streets and authorized issue of RFP to select a streetlight conversion vendor.

Authorized City Manager to negotiate and execute contracts with 1) Tyler technologies, Inc. for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system; 2) Technology Management Services for ERP project management services in the maximum amount of $160,000; 3) amend existing contract with Government Finance Officers Association for ERP Technical Consulting Services in the maximum amount of $200,000; 4) execute necessary documents to procure and implement software and hardware in the maximum amount of $2.3M incl. one year's prepaid maintenance.

Awarded contract to Advance Drilling Works, Inc., Pleasanton, in the amount of $121,245 to install storm water trash capture device. Work scheduled for completion in July 2012.

Accepted resignation of Sarabjit Singh Toor from the Community Services Commission.

Public Comment
Gary Gin expressed concern over the Cal Poly study for Downtown Hayward. There were only 178 participants which is not representative sample size of the City's population. He asserts target audiences, such as students and faculty, were not contacted, nor are there any cost-benefit analyses of the study's proposals. Is the $20,000-cost of the study money well spent? Mayor Sweeney is keen that Gin engages with the City and community.

Ed Bogue, Southgate Area Homeowners Association, will host a candidates' forum on May 2, 2012 at 7 p.m. for the nine candidates running for Council in the June 5, 2012 Municipal Election.

Jim Drake complained about safety during construction of the Route 238 Corridor Improvement Project.

City employees, who are members of SEIU 1021, and supporters spoke against a proposed 15 percent reduction in salaries. They maintain there is no negotiation between management and union members and that they face the stark choice of accepting a pay cut or facing lay-offs. The Alameda Labor Council is unhappy that contracts that have been settled are being re-opened to accommodate these cuts. Union members wish to help the City but want a more flexible dialogue.

Doug Ligibel, Downtown Leadership Group, thanked the Mayor and Councilmen Henson and Peixoto for rejecting Councilman Mark Salinas' effort to water-down the gang injunction program and to pass it unanimously. He has provided Council with research; the gang injunctions have been served in Oakland which means that the organizations, already in Hayward, will be more active. The preceding Friday saw graffiti vandalism on the south side of Jackson Street; former City Manager Greg Jones assisted Ligibel and Matt McGrath and his staff to abate the graffiti between Foothill Boulevard and the half-way point along Jackson toward I-880. Ligibel thanked Jones and members of the Keep Hayward Clean and Green Task Force, including Dr. Jennifer Ong and her family, for their efforts in around the City.

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

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