2016 CITY COUNCIL Agendas, Meeting Minutes and Voting Record

As Complicated and Regulated as Government is getting, we need Council People that have the wisdom and intellect enough to understand their roll and as much information as possible available to the public.

Many of the Issues Livingston faces have their origins in prior years. For those of you who might like to “take a look back” at what Councils Past have had before them, you can go to

2015 CITY COUNCIL Agendas, Meeting Minutes and Voting Record

2014 CITY COUNCIL Agendas, Meeting Minutes and Voting Record

2013 CITY COUNCIL Agendas and Meeting Minutes

2012 CITY COUNCIL Agendas and Meeting Minutes

2011 CITY COUNCIL Agendas and Meeting Minutes

2010 City Council Agendas and Draft Minutes

2009 City Council  MINUTES

2008 City Council MINUTES (the ones I have at the moment)

2007 City Council MINUTES

2006 City Council Minutes

2005 City Council MINUTES

2004 City Council MINUTES

JANUARY 5, 2016

CLOSED SESSION: 6:00 P.M.

OPEN SESSION: 7:00 P.M.

Closed Session

1. Call to Order.

2. Roll Call.

CLOSED SESSION

3. Public Employee Appointment

(Government Code Section 54957)

Title: Interim City Manager

4. Conference with Labor Negotiator

(Government Code Section 54957.6)

Agency Negotiator: City Attorney Jose M. Sanchez

Unrepresented Employee: Interim City Manager

5. Public Employee Appointment

(Government Code Section 54957)

Title: City Manager Recruitment

6. Conference with Legal Counsel – Potential Litigation

((Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2))

Number of Cases: 1

Regular Meeting

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REPORTS

PUBLIC HEARINGS

1. Resolution Approving Site Plan / Design Review 2015-3 to Construct a Building Containing an Office, Dressing Room, and an Apartment at the Guru Nanak Sikh Mission, 884 “B” Street, Livingston, CA.

2.   Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Livingston Amending Title 5, Chapters 2, 3, 5 and 7 of the Livingston Municipal Code Prohibiting Commercial Marijuana ( Cannabis) Activities, Regulating Delivery of Medical Marijuana, and Regulating the Cultivation of Medical Marijuana Including Establishing Exemptions for Cultivation by Qualified Patients and Primary Caregivers.

CITIZEN COMMENTS

CONSENT CALENDAR

3. Approval of Warrant Register Dated December 10, 2015.

4. Approval of Warrant Register Dated December 23, 2015.

DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS

5. City Council to Provide Direction for Appointment to the Planning Commission.

ADJOURNMENT

JANUARY 19, 2016

OPEN SESSION: 7:00 P.M.

Regular Meeting

CALLTO ORDER Next Resolution Number: 2016-02 Next Ordinance Number: 627

Pledge of Allegiance. Roll Call.

Changes to the Agenda.

ANNOUNCEMENTS ANDREPORTS

CITIZEN COMMENTS

CONSENT CALENDAR

1. Waive the Second Reading and Adopt Ordinance No. 626 of the City Council of the City of Livingston Amending Title 5, Chapters 2, 3, 5 and 7 of the Livingston Municipal Code Prohibiting Commercial Marijuana (Cannabis) Activities and Regulating the Cultivation of Medical Marijuana Including Establishing an Exemption for Cultivation by Qualified Patients and Primary Caregivers.

2. Resolution of the City Council of the City of Livingston Authorizing Delegation of Authority to the Interim City Manager Regarding Industrial Disability Retirement Applications.

3. Approval of Minutes of Meeting held on December 1, 2015.

4. Approval of Minutes of Meeting held on December 11, 2015.

5. Approval of Warrant Register dated January 13, 2016.

DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS

6. Appointment of City Representative to the Merced County Mosquito Abatement District Board of Trustees.

7. Resolution Appointing Odilon Ortiz as Interim City Manager and Approving a Fourth Amendment to the Employment Agreement between the City of Livingston and Odilon Ortiz.

8. Downtown Beautification Project/Street Improvements.

ADJOURNMENT

FEBRUARY 2, 2016

CONCURRENT MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL AND SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF THE CITY OF LIVINGSTON

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

CLOSED SESSION: 6:00 P.M.

OPEN SESSION: 7:00 P.M.

CLOSED SESSION

1. Call to Order.

2. Roll Call

CLOSED SESSION

3. Public Employee Appointment

(Government Code Section 54957)

Title: City Manager Recruitment

4. Conference with Legal Counsel—Potential Litigation

((Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2))

Number of Cases: 1

Regular Meeting

CALL TO ORDER Next Resolution No.: 2016-04

Next Ordinance No. 627

Pledge of Allegiance.

Next Successor Agency Resolution No.: 2016-01

Roll Call.

Changes to the Agenda.

AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS AND PROCLAMATIONS

1. Rebecca True – MCAG CivicSpark presentation regarding funding possibilities and resources for sustainable planning activities.

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REPORTS

CITIZEN COMMENTS

CONSENT CALENDAR

2. Resolution Rescinding Resolution No. 2015-10 and Authorizing the City Manager to Execute Documents, Approve Claims for Reimbursement and Represent the City as Required by the State Water Resources Control Board as Part of the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Application.

3. Approval of Warrant Register Dated January 27, 2016.

SUCCESSOR AGENCY CONSENT AGENDA

4. Resolution of the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Livingston Approving the Recognized Obligation Payment Schedule (ROPS 16-17 A & B) Pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 34177 for the Period of July 2016 through June 30, 2017.

DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS

5. Resolution Approving a First Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement with Gabriel A. Gonzalez and Authorizing the Interim City Manager to Execute Amendment.

ADJOURNMENT

MARCH 1, 2016

CLOSED SESSION: 6:00 P.M.

OPEN SESSION: 7:00 P.M.

CLOSED SESSION

1. Call to Order.

2. Roll Call

CLOSED SESSION

3. Conference with Real Property Negotiator (Government Code Section 54956.8)

Real Property: APN: 143-297-007, 2949 Tehama Drive

Negotiating Parties: Interim City Manager, City Attorney

Under Negotiation: Sale, Price

4. Conference with Legal Counsel – Potential Litigation

((Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2))

Number of Cases: 1

Regular Meeting

CALL TO ORDER Next Resolution No.: 2016-09 Next Ordinance No. 627

Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call.

Closed Session Announcements

Changes to the Agenda.

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REPORTS

PUBLIC HEARINGS

1.  Introduce and Waive the First Reading of Ordinance No.___, of the City Council of the City of Livingston, Amending Title 5, Chapters 3, 6 and 7 of the Livingston Municipal Code Relating to Housing.

CITIZEN COMMENTS

CONSENT CALENDAR

2. Approval of Warrant Register Dated February 24, 2016.

DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS

3. Request to Join an Amicus Brief to the U.S. Supreme Court Supporting the President’s Executive Action on Immigration (Texas v. United States).

4. City Council to Provide Direction for Appointment to the Planning Commission.

5. Discussion/Direction: City to Consider a Street Improvement to Improve Traffic Safety by Widening the On-Ramp to Freeway 99 (South Bound).

6. Discussion/Direction: City to consider a Street Improvement to Improve Traffic Safety by Connecting Winton Parkway to “F” Street.

ADJOURNMENT

MARCH 15, 2016

CLOSED SESSION: 6:00 P.M.

OPEN SESSION: 7:00 P.M.

CLOSED SESSION

1. Call to Order.

2. Roll Call

CLOSED SESSION

3. Conference with Legal Counsel – Potential Litigation

((Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2))

Number of Cases: 1

4. Public Employee Performance Evaluation

(Government Code Section 54957)

Title: Interim City Manager

5. Conference with Labor Negotiator

(Government Code Section 54957.6)

Agency Negotiator: City Attorney Jose M. Sanchez

Employee Organizations: All Unrepresented City Employees

Regular Meeting

CALL TO ORDER Next Resolution No.: 2016-09 Next Ordinance No. 628

Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call.

Closed Session Announcements

Changes to the Agenda.

AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS AND PROCLAMATIONS

1. Presentation: Representatives of the Modesto Chapter of the Citizens Climate Lobby, Kathy Conroto, Bill Anelli, Jerry Jackman, Jody Strait, Richard Anderson and David Rivada will give a slide show they presented at the February 2nd Modesto City Council meeting at which the Council voted for a Resolution endorsing a federal revenue-neutral carbon fee and dividend legislation. This fee increases the cost of fossil fuels, but then returns those fees to American households as a dividend, and therefore, favors a national shift to non-greenhouse gas emitting renewable energy sources.

2. Presentation: Members of the 4th of July Committee – Update on 2015 4th of July Celebration and current plans for July 2016 Celebration.

3. Presentation: Marjorie Kirn, Executive Director of the Merced County Association of Governments (MCAG) on the proposed Transportation Expenditure Plan which outlines a flexible approach to spending more than $450 million of new revenue to address the region’s transportation needs over three decades. Half of the funding will go directly to our local governments for local transpiration needs. The remaining funds will be used for funding for projects of regional benefit, as well as transit.

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REPORTS

CITIZEN COMMENTS

CONSENT CALENDAR

4. Waive the Second Reading and Adopt Ordinance No. 627, of the City Council of the City of Livingston, Amending Title 5, Chapters 3, 6 and 7 of the Livingston Municipal Code Relating to Housing.

5. Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on January 5, 2016.

6. Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on February 2, 2016.

7. Approval of Warrant Register Dated March 11, 2016.

DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS

8. Resolution Approving a Professional Services Agreement between the City of Livingston and Patti Dossetti, Dossetti Consulting.

9. Discussion/Council Direction on Applying for a Grant for Staffing Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER).

10. City Council to Consider Adoption of a Resolution Making an Appointment to Fill the Vacancy on the Planning Commission.

11. Council Direction to Consider Supporting the Regional Efforts via a Cooperation Memorandum of Understanding within the Merced Groundwater Sub-Basin to Comply with the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.

12. Resolution Declaring that One Council Office Subject to Election at the November 2016 General Election Shall Only Serve a Two Year Term in Order to Evenly Stagger City Council Seats Subject to Election in the Future (California Government Code Section 34906).

ADJOURNMENT

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