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April 8, 2014 > Hayward City Council

Hayward City Council

April 1, 2014

Mayor Michael Sweeney declared April 1 as the MayorÕs Day of Recognition for National Service in the City of Hayward, and recognized individuals who volunteer for the City. Honorees included volunteers from the Hayward Animal Shelter, Police Department, Library and Community Services, Information Desk and Keep Hayward Clean and Green.

Work Session:
City staff gave recommendations regarding funding for agencies that contribute to community development. Mayor Michael Sweeney was absent from the work session due to his involvement with Spectrum Community Services, a nonprofit in Hayward that applied for funding. Director of Library and Community Services Sean Reinhart said recommendations include $1.3 million in loans and grants to 39 local nonprofits.

The Council unanimously approved all items on the consent calendar, which included plans, specifications and a call for bids to remodel Fire Station No. 7 and the Firehouse Clinic Construction project.

Legislative Business:
City staff introduced an ordinance to prohibit camping and storing personal property in public spaces and city-owned property. The fines for the first, second and subsequent offenses would be $100, $200 and $500, respectively. Individuals who made public comments did not support the ordinance, stating that the camping ban would perpetuate the cycle of poverty and homelessness already present in the city. Councilmember Mark Salinas said the ban is intended to keep public spaces clean and safe. The ordinance was approved 6-1 (Councilmember Zermeľo, Nay)

Mayor Michael Sweeney Aye
Mayor Pro Tempore Mark Salinas Aye
Marvin Peixoto Aye
Barbara Halliday Aye
Francisco Zermeľo 1 Aye, 1 Nay
Greg Jones Aye
Al Mendall Aye

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