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September 18, 2012 > Hayward City Council

Hayward City Council

September 11, 2012

Statement of sentiment regarding September 11, 2001 followed by a moment's silence honoring the courage of those who lost their lives and those who survived.

Business Recognition Award for September 2012 accepted by Todd Hyrn, Director of Operations, Western State Design, Inc.

State of the County by Richard Valle

Boards, Commission, Committee and Task Force
Appointments and reappointments to Council appointed bodies and swearing-in of new members.

Work Session
Presentation of Association of Bay Area Government's Draft Regional Housing Needs Allocation and update on the Alameda County Transportation Commission's preparation of Priority Development Area Investment and Growth Strategy.

Overview of City's crime mapping services. Visit

Awarded $464,000-contract to Pacific Infrastructure Corporation for electrical and mechanical improvements to High School Reservoir Project (Creekwood Apartments) and appropriated an additional $250,000 from the Water System Capital Improvement Fund to enable project-completion, due in February 2013. Total estimated project cost is $720,000.

Approved an amendment to the City's FY 2013 Salary Plan. This item has been moved to a future date.

Appointed Councilman Al Mendall to the South Hayward BART Station Access Joint Powers Authority Board.

Approved resolution adopting a Council's Appointed Officials' Handbook.

Legislative Business
Introduced ordinance amending City's Building Abatement Code to establish a three-person building abatement panel to hear appeals when the City regards a building or structure substandard. Continued with direction to staff to resolve the issue of conflicts of interest and appropriate qualification of anyone wishing to serve on the panel.

Public Comment
Kim Huggett, Hayward Chamber of Commerce, invited everyone to the Business Expo on October 10, 2012 at 27200 Calaroga Avenue, Hayward. For sponsorship opportunities or to exhibit, call (510) 537-2424 or visit

Al Parso, President of the Prospect Hill Neighborhood Association, remembered the heroes of 911 and expressed the Association's appreciation of the daily, selfless actions of firefighters, police officers and other first-responders who make Hayward a better and safer place.

Erik Pearson, City of Hayward, reminded everyone that the deadline for receipt of applications to serve on the General Plan Task Force is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 26, 2012. Applications are available from the Office of the City Clerk, 777 B Street, Hayward, California 94541, by calling (510) 583-4400 or by visiting

Jim Drake and his neighbors are delighted with the Franklin Avenue-sidewalk improvements but unhappy with the refuse on that street.

Jarrod Carezza complained about the loss of business at his Foothill Boulevard store because of the Route 238 Corridor Improvement project.

Ralph Farias would like speed bumps installed on Belmont Avenue to slow traffic and help prevent child fatalities.

Dr. Marion Sanchez announced the launch of The Flipside Times, a newspaper.

Councilman Al Mendall requested a Council work session on economic development, if fellow Council members were agreeable. Mayor Sweeney explained that Council's Economic Development Committee considers the bulk of such business which is then brought before Council.

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