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January 22, 2013 > Hayward City Council

Hayward City Council

January 15, 2013

Business Recognition Award for January 2013 presented to Honda of Hayward.

Approved PG&E interest-free finance loan for heating ventilation air-conditioning upgrades at City Hall and Police Department. The total project cost of $118,112 will be funded by PG&E rebates of $53,757 and the remaining balance by the PGE&E loan which will be repaid with energy savings arising from the energy-efficient improvements. The City will save $63,591 annually in energy costs.

Authorization City Manager to extend the term of the Professional Services Agreement (by six months to June 30, 2013) with Maria Ramirez to provide Bilingual Family Outreach Services to the Hayward Public Library and increase the maximum amount from $16,000 to $32,000. Funding is from First 5 Alameda County.

Public Hearing
Blue Rock (Stonebrae) Country Club Project Development Agreement - request to amend the Development Agreement by extending its term for five years. The Project is located southeasterly of Fairview Avenue and Hayward Boulevard along Walpert Ridge.

Public Comment
The Hayward Youth Commission is launching the "I Love Hayward" campaign which is designed to instill pride in the fifth largest city in the Bay Area. T-shirts are available for $10 each and bumper stickers and regular stickers, for $1, at Hayward Public Library and Weekes Branch Library and the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District office.

Jim Drake noted drain repairs and improvements on Foothill Boulevard. He reminded Council that the island by Pankey's Radiator Repair is only an inch above the asphalt and is a safety issue. He also noted only one drain in the northbound gutter between the former Mervyn's building and Pankey's. Southbound along Foothill Boulevard, run-off is inadequate.

Charlie Peters, Clean Air Performance Professionals, informed Council that in the past year the Bureau of Automotive Repairs has notified smog-check stations that should a partial zero-emissions vehicle (PZEV) fail its test, then the vehicle might be covered by factory warranty (15 years/150,000 miles). Some dealers and manufacturers are not honoring the warranties. Clean Air Performance Professionals has engaged at corporate level with manufacturers. The Air Resources Board and Bureau of Automotive repair is interested in helping but requires a substantial amount of information before considering the matter.

Elie Goldstein, Kraski's Nutrition, enquired about progress of studies into flex-parking on Foothill Boulevard. The City has considered the matter and will meet with Downtown merchants.

Khlood Salah would like assurances that police officers are properly trained to handle firearms and familiar with gun etiquette. Such assurances would give the community confidence that their public safety officers know how to use weapons. Ms. Salah attended a recent community meeting at which Hayward Police Department was present and which she was eventually asked to leave. She feels it was inappropriate for the officer seated in front of her to repeatedly tap his holster.

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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