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November 27, 2012 > Hayward City Council

Hayward City Council

November 13, 2012

Business Recognition Award for November 2012 presented to Siemens Infrastructure & Cities, Hayward.

Work Session
Overview of the 2012 Resident Satisfaction Survey results.

Authorized City Manager to execute professional services agreement (PSA) in the maximum amount of $45,000 with Corrpro Companies, Inc. for consultant services for the Cathodic Protection System Evaluation Project.

Authorized City Manager to execute a four-year Master Lease Purchase Agreement for 13 Police Department vehicles (seven Patrol, five for Investigations and one for Administration) and procurement of equipment lease financing for $535,305 from Zions First National Bank.

Established the City's contribution for active and retiree medical premiums determined by CalPERS for calendar year 2013 (employer's contribution of $115 per person). The City has budgeted adequately for CalPERS; consequently, there is no additional fiscal impact.

Authorized payment of $29,745.75 for legal consulting services supplied by Wulfsberg Reese Colvig & Firstman for contract negotiation with WM Lyles Group and Fuel Cell Energy for the new Cogeneration Power System at the Water Pollution Control Facility. An earlier payment of $4,981 was made on July 27, 2012. There are budgeted funds in the Cogeneration System Project in the Sewer Capital Improvement Fund to cover these legal fees.

Accepted resignation of Muhammad Irfan from the keep Hayward Clean and Green Task Force.

Public Hearing
Approved General Plan Amendment Application (Low Density residential to Medium Density Residential), Zone Change Application (Single-family Residential to Open Space and Planned Development), Parcel Map Application (for park expansion and future development lots) and Development Agreement Application and passed a resolution to adopt the Mitigated Negative Declaration for the proposed project/property at the northeast corner of Eden and Denton Avenues. Applicant: Westlake Development LLC. Owner: Chang Income Partnership L.P.

Legislative Business
Adopted ordinance to amend the Hayward Municipal Code relating to Nuisance Abatement on Public Property - Illegal Dumping. Adopted staff recommendations, including staff reports from the October 23 and the November 13, 2102 Council meetings, subject to an annual review, with Council and the keep Hayward Clean and Green Task Force, of the ordinance's performance and exploration of ways to improve the program. (6 YES, 1 NO (Jones)).

Introduced ordinance amending the City's Building Abatement Code to create a three-person building abatement panel, instead of a five-member board, to hear appeals when the City's Building Official deems a building or structure substandard.

Introduced two ordinances amending the Municipal Code to enable collection of delinquent Water and Sewer Charges through the County tax rolls and clarify responsibility for payment of Water Charges.

Public Comment
Bill Betchart (representing a Bunker Hill resident) and Caltrans tenants Debbie Frederick, Tracy Diane Asturias and Anthony Fidel spoke about the transfer of title from Caltrans to responsible and qualified tenants who wish to buy their homes. They feel that signing a Deferred Maintenance Agreement, as requested by the City, is inappropriate at this time and asked the Council to review/reschedule the process. Some are concerned about the sums and the terms involved.

Jim Drake complained about poor drainage on Foothill Boulevard between Pankey's Radiator Shop and Grove Way and the consequent hazards to motorists.

Kristoffer Cabanesas, Mt. Eden HS Instrumental Program, announced a Texas Roadhouse Chicken & Ribs Dinner on December 1, 2012 at 6 p.m. at Mt. Eden HS, 2300 Panama St., Hayward. All instrumental groups will perform. Tickets: $20 (adult); $10 (ages 10 and under). The program's annual Winter Concert will be at All Saints Church on December 13, 2012 at 7p.m.; tickets start at $7. Visit

Peter Green, a resident of City Walk Place, would like an improved police presence in the Downtown area. Generally, police only respond to incidents. On October 20, 2012 Green heard celebratory firecrackers for the SF Giants in the area between City Hall and Hayward BART Station. Unexpectedly, his second-floor sliding door was shattered by a bullet that missed him and lodged in a door frame in his home. He presented the misshapen bullet. His immediate concern was for his son's long-term safety but he concludes that this is a random incident and that he will not move. However, such events are beyond his control. A more visible police presence is likely to deter such behavior.

Jon Super is concerned that the park being built at The Cannery Development will be detrimental to traffic.

Si "Sam" Samiul encouraged the City to provide the City Manager and Council members with electric vehicles from Tesla to support the Council's priority of being Green and enable them to set an example. Mayor Sweeney thanked him for his consideration but suggested bicycles might be cheaper and healthier for Council members.

Mayor Michael Sweeney - Yes
Barbara Halliday - Yes
Greg Jones - Yes
Al Mendall - Yes
Marvin Peixoto - Yes
Mark Salinas - Yes
Francisco Zermeno - Yes

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