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Conversations about conservation concerns

By Eric Kurhi
Monday, October 25th, 2010 at 10:57 am in Development, Energy, Environment, Hayward.

Any thoughts on Hayward’s Residential Energy Conservation Ordinance? Here’s our preview story on the special Sustainability Committee meeting tonight, and here’s the city’s report on the matter. At previous public meetings, members of the real estate community turned out to speak against it on the grounds that it can only damage a market that’s already hurting, particularly if the requirements are triggered upon sale of a property.

Staff is recommending three such triggers: Older homes have a deadline in 2023 or 2025 for upgrades, improvements costing more than $50,000 would require compliance for the property, and buyers would have two years after purchase to comply. Costs of various retrofits ranges from around $1,000 to $4,000, according to the report.

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  • qodrn

    It won’t let me in to see the city report. Oh well, I don’t think I will be here in 2050 anyway.

  • qodrn

    Well,I still can’t see the report. One question though. why is the city worrying about this stuff now when people need jobs? I would like to see the city do something about creating more jobs for our citizens, especially those who have no college.

  • John W. Kyle

    Qodrn;

    It is about jobs….at City hall as wellas P.G.% E; add in the jobs thought possible of the folks living in housing suchas at Palma Ceia sub-divisions where heat loss in low cost construction is heavy and where costs to cure are even heavier…. cutin heat loss at some of the low cost tracts will be very heavy…. beyond the ability of many to cope even with entivements by P.G % E. which, naturally enough is concerned about ability to deliver energy in the coming problems with weather and ecology…. not to mention population increases.

    Will we have enough snow and animal skins to cope, in the fashion of the Eskimo population? Igloo structures use human body temperatures to heat those homes.

    Tune in next year when the San Jose Mercury News, drawing on it’s contacts within silicon Valley, will tell Hayward what is coming next.

  • John W. Kyle

    To All:

    At http://www.insidebayarea.com/endorsements you will see evidence of the ANG newspaper group abandoning their business in Hayward…… they did not bother offering explanation of why it is tjhat they refused endorsements to any and all candidates for election to HUSD board of trustees.

    CLOSE SCRUTINY OF TODAY’S EDITION REVEALS THAT THE ANG GROUP IS INDICATING A GREAT FUTURE FOR JUST THREE OF IT’S NEWSPAPERS. SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, CONTRA COSTA TIMES AND THAT ONCE GREAT, NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED OAKLAND tRIBUNE… IN A CITY ONCE PROSPEROUS BUT REDUCED TO COMPETITION IN SEARCH FOR A NEW TITLE “SHOOTIHG RANGE BY THE BAY”

    Three papers of the conglomerate will survive….. San Jose Mercury News, Contra Costa Times, Oakland Tribune.

    Now do you inderstand the need for a TOWN HALL MEETING ? That device will aid HUSD far more than any news article created by a staff member of ANG.

    Perhaps the present weekly newspaper serving Southern Alameda County will be induced to cover news from San Leandro, Castro Valley and Union City as well as the news frequently occurring outside the HAYWARD Police Department’s ‘blotter’ which seems to have been the central activity of the dying, local fish wrap industry.

    With the loss of 238 bypass we saw departure of any chance of continuity in Mission Blvd AUTO Sales, (sales tax and advertising revenue) which was needed to keep a local newspaper present in the community of Hayward. Great thanks must be given the HAPA crowd…. perhaps more of that bunch will move to Ashland in Oregon…..

    I reccmend the SF Chronicle fot it’s news content and the presence of Chip Johnson on it’s staff. He does a good job reporting on Oakland….. much better than the Oakland Tribune. Perhaps he will extend himself a bit and give Hayward a few lines with real content, now and then!

    Then we also have present in the Chronicle and local TV, that up and coming fella Mr. Matier who I believe lives somewhere in Alameda County…. I SAW HIM AT SAN LEANDRO’S EDITION OF THE COSTCO STORES 0N SEVERAL OCCASIONS…….. ANYONE KNOW HIM?