18 Resolution 2017-__, To Consider Making an Appointment to Fill the Vacancies on the Planning Commission.

Meeting Date: February 07, 2017

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STAFF REPORT

AGENDA ITEM: Resolution to Consider Making an Appointment to Fill the Vacancies on the Planning Commission

MEETING DATE: February 7, 2017

PREPARED BY: Randy Hatch, Contract City Planner, City of Livingston

REVIEWED BY: Odi Ortiz, Interim City Manager

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RECOMMENDATION:

City Council to consider adoption of a Resolution making an appointment to fill the vacancies on the Planning Commission.

BACKGROUND AND DISCUSSION:

The Planning Commission term of Ranjeet Jhutti, Robert Wallis and Warren Umberg ended December 31, 2016. All three individuals have been very reliable and have done an excellent job on the Planning Commission. Mr. Jhutti and Mr. Wallis have expressed interest in continuing to serve on the Planning Commission. Mr. Jhutti has served on the Commission since December 2013 and Mr. Wallis since May 2015.

At the Regular Council Meeting of October 18, 2016, Staff was directed by Council to advertise the three vacancies for 45 days. In addition to Mr. Jhutti’s and Mr. Wallis’ application, three other applications were received by the December 2, 2016, deadline and they came from Jason Roth, Satnam Singh, and Kulbir Bajwa.

City Council has the option to make appointments for the three vacancies from these five applications or to re-evaluate how to fill the vacancy.

FISCAL IMPACT:

None.

ATTACHMENTS:

1. Resolution 2017-

2. Planning Commission Applications

• Robert Wallis

• Jason Roth

• Ranjeet Jhutti

• Satnam Singh

• Kulbir S. Bajwa

RESOLUTION 2017-

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LIVINGSTON MAKING APPOINTMENTS TO FILL THREE VACANCIES ON THE

PLANNING COMMISSION

WHEREAS, as of December 31, 2016, the term of three Planning Commissioners, Commissioners Ranjeet Jhutti, Warren Umberg, and Robert Wallis ended; and

WHEREAS, at their regular meeting of October 18, 2016, in anticipation of the expiration of these three terms, the City Council directed staff to advertise and accept applications to fill three Planning Commission seats; and

WHEREAS, the City received five applications by the final deadline of December 2, 2016, from the following individuals: Ranjeet Jhutti, Robert Wallis, Jason Roth, Satnam Singh, and Kulbir Bajwa; and

WHEREAS, this action is ministerial and not subject to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Livingston does hereby appoint the following members to fill the Planning Commission vacancies:

Planning Commissioner

Term Expiration Date

 

December

31, 2020

 

December

31, 2020

 

December

31, 2020

Passed and adopted this ih day of February, 2017, by the following vote:

AYES:

NOES:

ABSENT:

ABSTAIN:

Jim Soria, 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 7th day of February, 2017.

 
 

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Antonio Silva, City Clerk of the City of Livingston