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December 4, 2012 > Hayward City Council

Hayward City Council

November 27, 2012

Consent
Amended the Municipal Code to rezone the proposed project/property at the northeast corner of Eden and Denton Avenues from Low Density residential to Medium Density Residential), Single-family Residential to Open Space and Planned Development relating to a Development Agreement for a proposed one-acre park expansion and 36 single-family homes. Applicant: Westlake Development LLC. Owner: Chang Income Partnership L.P.

Authorized execution of a Development Agreement with Chang Income Property Partnership, L.P., Barrett Community Hospital Series (R14), for development of the Greenwood Park Homes Project.

Amended Municipal Code relating to Building Abatement.

Amended Municipal Code relating to collection of delinquent charges for Sewer Service.

Amended Municipal Code relating to responsibility for payment of Water Charges and collection of delinquent charges for Water Service.

FY 2012 Annual Investment Review, adoption of FY 2013 Statement of Investment Policy and delegation of Investment Authority.

Public Comment
Elie Goldstein, Kraski's Nutrition, thanked Council for re-paving the parking lot behind his business and for temporarily re-striping Foothill Boulevard. This has increased business by 8-10 percent. He and fellow merchants have met with the City Manager to devise a marketing strategy to help businesses during construction of the Route 238 Corridor Improvement Project and beyond. The proposal is to create a Foothill or Downtown Association that is independent of the Chamber of Commerce; no dues are payable. Member businesses will help promote each other and Downtown Hayward. The activities of the homeless in the neighborhood are of concern; contents of garbage cans need to be cleared in the mornings.

Charlie Peters, Clean Air Performance Professionals, stated that there are possible calls for the state Attorney General to investigate unethical behavior by oil companies and high prices at the gas pump. The STAR program will take effect on January 1, 2013; it will direct car owners to specific locations for smog checks. According to Peters, drivers should continue to visit their usual workshops before the New Year.

Jim Drake spoke of improperly installed drainage on Foothill Boulevard and the absence of change orders to the original specification. He considers a "design flaw" to be shoddy engineering and design. He ascribes "water pooling" to too shallow a camber which leads to puddles and insufficient run-off within the roadway. The safety of road users should be paramount.

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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