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Hayward names new commissioners

ADDENDUM – At its June 23 meeting, the City Council appointed the following new members to the Youth Commission: Dayana Morales, Sarahi Bautista, Alex Harmon, Dulce Andrade, Erika Ramos, Yessenia Sanchez and Claudia Canales. Reappointed were Jessica Bravo, James Dixon, Jeevit Gill, Lawrence McGee and Lauren Quan, with Rachel Rojas, Frances Naguit and Arlene Valencia on the alternate list.

The City Council filled most of the vacancies on various boards and commissions at its meeting last week. A total of 19 new commissioners and six reappointments filled the slots on six different boards.

Here are the appointments:

Downtown Business Improvement Area Advisory Board — Nicole Reams, Cynthia Chang, Meg Shaw (reappointment).

Citizens Advisory Commission — Donna Allen-Thomas, Nicholas Terry, Linda Moore, Cynthia Chiasson and Peggy Guernsey (reappointment).

Economic Development Committee — Jim Wieder, Christopher Lam and Terri Swartz.

Human Services Commission — Lucy Castillo, Todd Davis, Robert Lara. Reappointments: Ben Henderson, Julie LInd, Elizabeth Samayoa.

Library Commission — Stephanie Ayala and Judith Harrison (reappointment).

Keep Hayward Clean and Green Tast Force: Carolyn Grieco, Jennifer Ong, Kevin Thompson, Antonia Elizalde, William McGee, Kelly Doyle-Pasion.

The city received 36 applications and conducted 35 interviews. A vacancy remains on the Downtown Business Improvement Area Advisory Board.

The boards serve in an advisory capacity to the City Council. Congrats to everyone selected!

Eric Kurhi

  • http://flickr.com/people/alexh1013 Alex Harmon

    What about the Youth Comission?

  • J. W. Kyle

    Alex. Did you apply ?

    Go to City Hall and ask the City Clerk for an application.

    Also contaqct Mr. Quirk our highly intellectual Council mme,mber.

    try bill.quirk www. billquirkforhayward@comcast.net

    tell ‘em kyle recomends ya !

  • http://flickr.com/people/alexh1013 Alex Harmon

    Yeah I did. I was “sworn in” 2 weeks ago at a city council meeting.

  • J. W. Kyle

    Well, I can only guess that Mr. Kurhi failed to dig out all the facts.

    Am glad you display interest in Hayward and it’s ‘boards’ and ‘commissions’ which aid governance.

    Too bad HUSD does not follow the example! I wonder why that continues; THE LACK OF MEANINGFUL INVOLVEMENT BY CITIZENS IS, IN MY OPINION, A BIG FACTOR IN THE PROBLEM WITH TEST SCORES! WHEN CLASSROOM TRANZIENCY IS NOT TRACKED OR RECORDED IN A MANNER WHICH IS OPEN TO VIEW OR DISCUSSION, THEN THE QUESTION IS: HOW CAN YOU TEACH AND EXPECT RESULTS WHEN YOU ARE UNABLE TO TEACH A LARGE NUMBER OF STUDENTS WHOSE ‘SHIFTING ABOUT’ FROM ONE SCHOOL TO ANOTHER’. THEY ARE NOT ‘REACHED’ AND TAUGHT IN A MANNER WHICH REFELECTS SUCESSFUK TEST SCORES?

    PERHAPS YOUR CURRENT INTERST IN COMMUNITY AFFAIRS WILL BRING YOU TO GREATER INTERST RESULTING IN LEADERSHIP POSITION WITHIN HAYWARD!

    GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALEX !!

  • qodrn

    congratulations to all. Maybe they can arrange something to fill the open car dealerships on Mission. The Dodge dealershiip is now empty as well. Sad.

  • J. W. Kyle

    Qdrn

    These advisory committees and commissions are not empoqwered to do ‘development work’.

    In the free enterprise suystem there are folks that society caslls ‘entreprenuers’ who gather with others like themselves and RISK THERIR own money whenbringing forth land use decisions.

    In Hayward we have groups whioch think of themselves s ‘saviors’of ecologynans .open space, whose desire is to save us from ourselves when we see proposals brought forward in hopes of using land for purposes of aiding businedss dedvelopjmENT IN hAYWARD.

    PRIOR TO CANCELLATION OF THE 238 BYPASS THE AUTO DEALRES STRONGLY SUPPORTED THE PROJECT FOR THE GOOD AND VALID REASONS THAT IT WOULD ACCOMPLISH TWO THINGS.

    A.) IT WOULD RELIVE VEHICULAR TRAFFIC ON FOOTHILL MISSION BLVD CORRIDOR AND IN THE PROCESS EELVATE THE ROADBED SO THAT PASSERS BY WOULD SEE THE Many Auto Dealerships and by sublimation suggrest that Hayward be a good place to buy an auto.

    b.)l @38 was bypassed and the dealers as predicted beganb to suffer the traffic congestion that chokes business. Thet were in a poor competitive positiion with the many autos dealers in Dublin as well as San Leandro and the Fremont Auto mall.

    The economic bust and porr effort to compete with imported autos has brought ruin on Auto manufacturer’s as well as the union pension funds etdc, which had invEtsed money in the stock of GM etc.

    So what will be edvelop[ed along Mission Blvd. Well, we could sEll and repair bicycles, or seconed habd furniture…… right?

    So Qudrn, gathewr to gether with such influential personages as the retiired Political Science professor who still lives and leads all those ‘do GOODERS’ WHO CALL THEMSELVES MEMEBERS OF .cats. OR .hapa. SEEK THEIR ADVICE. pERHAPS EVEN SUPPORT THE RATHER ZANY IDEA THAT 1,000 UNITS OF APARTMENTS BE BUILT ON THE ‘OLD WUARRY SITE ABOVE mISSION AND A FEW HUNDRED YARDS NNORTH OF CARLOS BEE…… hIS PROPOSAL OF 1,000 APARTMENTS WITH LIMIAYIONS ON PARKING WHICH WOULD SEE ONLY 300 PARKING PLACES AND ROOM FOR A GROUND KEVEL CONVENIENCE STORE IS, IN HIS OPINION, A NECESSITY TO ‘GOOD GROWTH’

    perhaps you might convince him to do that type development DOWN ON THOSE FLAT LAND former auto sales LOTS SO THAT THE BIKE RIDING POPULACE WILL NOT HAVE TO PUSH THEIR BIKES UP CARLOS BEE BLVD.

    TUNE IN TO CHANNEL 15 AND WATCH CITY cOUNDCIL MEETINGTS ON TUESDAY NIGHTS AT 8 OR TRY THE ‘PLANNING COMMISSION’ MEETINGS ON tJURSDAY, ABOUT TWICE A MONTH WHEN MUCH IS GOING ON. lEARN HOW THE SYSTEM WORKS AND STOP EXPECTING CITY TO DICTATE WHO AND WHEN
    ENTREPREMNUERS ARE PERMITTED TO INVEST IN THIS CITY!