March 25, 2014 > Hayward City Council
Hayward City Council
March 18, 2014
City staff gave a presentation regarding the Environmental Impact Report of the Hayward 2040 General Plan.
The council approved adoption of the findings for denial of a permit to allow applicant Integral Communities to build 194 townhomes and 16,800 square feet of commercial space at the site of the closed MervynÕs headquarters. This followed the initial vote to approve the permit at the March 4 meeting, which did not pass.
4 Aye, 3 Nay (Salinas, Halliday, Zermeľo)
The council unanimously approved a financing plan to remodel Hayward Fire Station 7 and a build a new Firehouse Clinic adjacent to the existing building. The current firehouse is in a temporary building, and city staff cited safety and operational concerns with the current facilities. The project is estimated to cost $12.2 million, $10 million for the firehouse and $2.2 million for the clinic.
The council did not approve a motion to move forward in discussions with BART to rename the Hayward Station. There was some casual discussion of a new name, such as Hayward Downtown or Downtown Hayward, but nothing was formalized. Council members expressed concerns over project costs, as BART estimates to be between $600,000 and $5.4 million to rename one station.
2 Aye, 5 Nay (Sweeny, Peixoto, Zermeľo, Jones, Mendall)
The meeting was adjourned in memory of Virginia Casuga, an employee of the City of Hayward, who died March 13. Casuga worked for the city for 26 years and continued working until one week before her death.
Mayor Michael Sweeney Aye, 1 Nay
Mayor Pro Tempore Mark Salinas Aye, 1 Nay
Marvin Peixoto Aye, 1 Nay
Barbara Halliday Aye, 1 Nay
Francisco Zermeľo Aye, 2 Nay
Greg Jones Aye, 1 Nay
Al Mendall Aye, 1 Nay