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December 25, 2012 > Hayward City Council, December 18, 2012

Hayward City Council, December 18, 2012

South Hayward BART Transit-Oriented Development Project update (Joint Powers Authority overview and recommendations, Parking & Access Study Report and creation of a Parking District and Permit Program).

Consent Calendar
Authorized City Manager to execute an agreement in the maximum amount of $55,000 with Bryce Consulting, Inc. for classification and compensation-related studies as preparation for new agreements with Local 1021. Exiting Memoranda of Understanding between the City and Local 1021 expire on April 30, 2013. Budgeted funding for the contract is in place.

Approved addenda, awarded contract to Ghilotti Construction Company, Inc. in the amount of $2,162,665 and appropriated an additional $508,000 to the project budget from the Street System Improvements Fund for Dixon Street improvements between Tennyson Road and Valle Vista Avenue. The total estimated project cost is $3.063M which is more than expected due to higher oil prices and, therefore, more expensive asphalt and concrete. The $508,000 appropriation will enable completion of the project. Construction will last from March 2013 until May 2014.

Accepted resignation of Pedro Mendoza from the Hayward Youth Commission and appointed Nubia Pina to complete the remainder of his term.

Legislative Business
Introduced a second amendment to the ordinance providing interim relief from certain Inclusionary Housing provisions to extend the ordinance for 12 months and authorized Council to adopt further extensions by resolution.

Public Comment
Jim Drake picks up litter daily in his neighborhood and appreciates the work of volunteers who attend clean up events around the City. He produced photos of broken refuse bins at a local fast food restaurant and asked Council to enforce the terms of the establishment's use permit which requires them to have bins for public use. Discarded materials litter the parking lot overnight and are dispersed over a wider area when there is a strong wind. Businesses should be responsible community members.

Al Parso thanked the participants of the first annual Hayward SantaCon on December 9, 2012. The event attracted people from outside Hayward to support local businesses (Turf Club, Bistro and Kupe Studio) which donated $200 to the Hayward Animal Shelter. He invited Council to participate in SantaCon 2013 which is scheduled for Saturday, December 7, 2013.

Pacific Street resident Leo Wilkinson fears the proposed parking arrangements around South Hayward BART (elimination of the existing overflow lot and displacing parking onto Tennyson Road) will increase congestion along the Tennyson Road corridor which is already busy. Turning left from Pacific Street on to Tennyson Road is a dangerous maneuver. According to Wilkinson, there is no neighborhood support for the proposals. The South Hayward BART Project originally included a parking structure but lack of funding means it will not be built. He understands the developer has a contingency deadline to complete the project to retain existing funding but asked Council to either delay the project until a parking garage is possible or to retain the overflow parking lot.

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

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