FEBRUARY 09, 2011 SPECIAL MEETING Draft Minutes

MEETING MINUTES

SPECIAL MEETING

LIVINGSTON CITY COUNCIL

FEBRUARY 9, 2011

A Special Meeting of the Livingston City Council was held in the City Council Chambers on February 9, 2011, with Mayor Espinoza presiding.

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Espinoza called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

The pledge of allegiance was recited.

ROLL CALL

Mayor Rodrigo Espinoza

Mayor Pro-Tem Margarita Aguilar

Council Member Frank Vierra

Council Member Theresa Land

Council Member Gurpal Samra

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA

None.

CITIZEN COMMENTS

Kaye Greeley, 1571 Monte Cristo Way, noted that she was surprised with closed session. She expressed concern that the Council was letting go of high paying quality individuals. Ms. Greeley felt the Council was not thinking about what was best for the City.

Myra Bettencourt, 1584 Duke Drive, voiced her concern regarding separation of employees.

She noted that she did not believe that the City was in as good financial shape as reported by Acting City Manager Vickie Lewis. She stated she also did not believe that the decision to release the Police Chief was the sole decision of Vickie Lewis. Ms. Bettencourt commented that she felt the reason for the Chief’s separation was based on something in the Department that he addressed as an error by the previous Chief.

Katherine Schell Rodriguez, P.O. Box 163, Livingston stated that she saw a pattern of the Council making decisions at special meetings. She noted that special meetings were typically very low in attendance.

CLOSED SESSION: (Adjourn to City Hall Conference Room)

The Council adjourned to a Closed Session at 7:10 p.m. to address the following matter:

1. Public Employee

Separation/Release

(Government Code Section 54957)

One Employee

OPEN SESSION

The Council came out of Closed Session and into Open Session at 7:39 p.m. Mayor Espinoza opened the meeting for public comment. There were no additional comments.

CLOSED SESSION ANNOUNCEMENTS

Interim City Attorney Jose Sanchez reported that the Acting City Manager complied with Government Code Section 54957.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned by consensus at 7:40 p.m.

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City Clerk of the City of Livingston

APPROVED: March 15, 2011

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Mayor or Mayor ProTempore

The written meeting minutes reflect a summary of specific actions taken by the City Council. They do not necessarily reflect all of the comments or dialogue leading up to the action. All meetings are digitally recorded and are an official record of the meeting’s proceedings. Digitally recorded verbatim minutes are available, upon request, and may be obtained at Livingston City Hall.

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