1 Resolution of the City Council of the City of Livingston Confirming the Canvass by the Merced County Clerk of the Results of the General Municipal Election of November 8, 2016, Held in and for the City of Livingston and Declaring the Results of Said Election

MEETING DATE: December 06, 2016

STAFF REPORT

AGENDA ITEM: Resolution of the City Council of the City of Livingston Confirming the Canvass by the Merced County Clerk of the Results of the General Municipal Election of November 8, 2016, Held in and for the City of Livingston and Declaring the Results of Said Election

MEETING DATE: December 6, 2016

PREPARED BY: Odi Ortiz, Interim City Manager/Finance Director

REVIEWED BY: Odi Ortiz, Interim City Manager/Finance Director

RECOMMENDATION:

Adopt Resolution No. 2016-_, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Livingston Confirming the Canvass by the Merced County Clerk of the Results of the General Municipal Election of November 8, 2016, Held in and for the City of Livingston and Declaring the Results of Said Election.

BACKGROUND:

In 1971, the City of Livingston requested that the Merced County Board of Supervisors allow the Merced County Clerk to conduct elections for the City of Livingston as permitted by Section 10403 of the California Elections Code.

DISCUSSION:

As of the drafting of this resolution, the top three vote getters are Juan Aguilar, Jr., Wapinder Kang, and Arturo Sicairos.

The City is still waiting for the final canvassing of the votes. Staff expects to receive the final vote count prior to the meeting and will have an updated resolution for the Council meeting.

Adoption of this resolution will finalize the City Municipal Election and facilitate the installation of Mayor-elect, Council Members-elect, City Clerk-elect, and City Treasurer-elect.

FISCAL IMPACT:

None.

ATTACHMENTS:

1. Resolution No. 2016-

RESOLUTION NO. 2016-

RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LIVINGSTON CONFIRMING THE CANVASS BY THE MERCED COUNTY CLERK OF THE RESULTS OF THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION OF NOVEMBER 8, 2016, HELD IN AND FOR

THE CITY OF LIVINGSTON AND DECLARING THE RESULTS OF SAID ELECTION

WHEREAS, the City of Livingston by Resolution No. 71-39, requested that the Merced County Board of Supervisors allow the Merced County Clerk to conduct elections for the City of Livingston as permitted by the California Elections Code; and

WHEREAS, there was one full-time Mayor, three full-time Council Members, one full-time City Clerk, and one full-time City Treasurer to be elected; and

WHEREAS, the Merced County Clerk did so conduct the General Municipal Election in and for the City of Livingston on November 8, 2016; and

WHEREAS, notice of said election was given, voting precincts designated, precinct boards appointed, election supplies furnished and votes cast; and

WHEREAS, the Merced County Clerk did, on , certify to this Council the results of her official canvass of the votes cast at said election, which said certification is now on file in the office of the City Clerk of the City of Livingston.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED AS FOLLOWS:

1. Said General Municipal Election was duly and legally held and conducted on November 8, 2016, in all respects in the form and manner required by the general laws of the State of California providing for and regulating said Municipal Elections.

2. Said canvass and certification by the Merced County Clerk and the results of said election are hereby confirmed by the Merced County Clerk.

3. The names of persons voted for, the names of the offices for which they were voted, and the number of votes received by each are as follows:

MAYOR (1 Seat, Full-Term)

CITY COUNCIL (3 Seats, Full-Term {Note from TheGardeningSnail: actually, 3rd place gets a tw0 year term, not a full 4 years})

CITY CLERK (1 Seat, Full-Term)

CITY TREASURER (1 Seat, Full-Term)

NAME OF PERSON OFFICE VOTED FOR VOTES CAST

Jim Soria  Mayor

Write-in      Mayor

Total Votes Cast Mayor

Juan Aguilar, Jr.   City Council

Wapinder Kang    City Council

Arturo Sicairos   City Council

Alex McCabe   City Council

Mario Mendoza   City Council

Jason Roth   City Council

Adanan Bath   City Council

Total Votes Cast City Council

Antonio M. Silva   City Clerk

Total Votes Cast City Clerk

Maria C. Ribeiro   City Treasurer

Total Votes Cast City Treasurer

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED AND DECLARED:

1. That Jim Soria was duly elected to the Office of Mayor for a full-term of two years.

2. That Juan Aguilar, Jr. was duly elected to the Office of Council Member for a full-term of four years.

3. That Wapinder Kang was duly elected to the Office of Council Member for a full-term of four years.

4. That Arturo Sicairos was duly elected to the Office of Council Member for a full-term of two years.

5. That Antonio M. Silva was duly elected to the Office of City Clerk for a full-terin of four years.

6. That Maria C. Ribeiro was duly elected to the Office of City Treasurer for a full-term of four years.

Passed and adopted this 61 day of December, 2016, by the following vote:

AYES:

NOES:

ABSENT:

ABSTAIN:

Rodrigo Espinoza, Mayor of the City of Livingston

ATTEST:

I, hereby certify that the foregoing resolution was regularly introduced, passed and adopted at a regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Livingston this 6th day of December, 2016.

Antonio Silva, City Clerk of the City of Livingston

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