Staff Direction for Appointments to the Utility Rates Stakeholders Committee.

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STAFF REPORT

AGENDA ITEM: City Council to Provide Staff Direction for Appointments to the Utility
Rates Stakeholders Committee.

MEETING DATE: May 3, 2011

PREPARED BY: Victoria Lewis, Interim City Manager

REVIEWED BY: Victoria Lewis, Interim City Manager

RECOMMENDATION:

City Council to provide staff direction for appointment to the Utility Rates Stakeholders Committee.

BACKGROUND AND DISCUSSION:

At their regular meeting of February 15, 2011, the City Council directed staff to advertise for volunteers for the Utility Rates Stakeholders Committee. An invitation to participate was sent out to the community at large, Foster Farms, Livingston Union School District, and Merced Union High School District. When the deadline of March 4, 2011 was reached, staff had received letters of interest from Foster Farms, Livingston Union School District, Merced Union High School District, and five members of the community (Claire A. Gehrman, Katherine Schell-Rodriguez, Pamela M. Tamez, Mike Torres, and Warren Urnberg). At the regular meeting of April 5, 2011, City Council appointed the Foster Farms and School District representatives and Claire A. Gehrman and Warren Urnberg from the community at large. Staff was then requested to re-advertise for someone to represent the commercial business owners in town. As of the date of this report, April 29, 2011, only one commercial business owner has asked to be on the Committee, Albert Arias of Napa Auto Parts on Main Street. City Council has options: appoint Mr. Arias or re-advertise to attract more applicants.

FISCAL IMPACT:

None.

ATTACHMENTS:

1. Resolution 2011-

2. Arias Letter of Interest

RESOLUTION NO. 2011-

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LIVINGSTON
APPOINTING UTILITY RATES STAKEHOLDERS COMMITTEE MEMBERS

WHEREAS, the City Council at their regular meeting of February 15, 2011 directed staff to
advertise and accept applications for volunteers for the Utility Rates Stakeholders Committee;
and

WHEREAS, the City Council at their regular meeting of April 5, 2011 appointed five Committee members and directed staff to re-advertise and accept applications for commercial business owner volunteers for the Utility Rates Stakeholders Committee; and

WHEREAS, staff received one new letter of interest from Albert Arias, owner of Napa Auto Parts on Main Street; and

WHEREAS, the City Council reviewed this interest letter at their regular meeting of May 3, 2011 and held public comment; and

WHEREAS, the City Council desires to appoint Mr. Arias to represent the commercial business owners in the community; 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 Albert Arias (in bold and italics) to the Utility Rates Stakeholders Committee below to represent Commercial Business: 

Committee Member Seat

Richie King Foster Farms

Kathy Berkeley Livingston Union School District

Michael Belluomini Merced Union High School District

Albert Arias Commercial Business

Claire A. Gehrman At Large

Warren Urnberg At Large

Passed and adopted this 3`d day of May, 201 1 , by the following vote:

AYES:

NOES:

ABSENT:
ABSTAIN:

Rodrigo Espinoza, Mayor
of the City of Livingston

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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 3d day of May, 2011.

Antonio Silva, City Clerk

of the City of Livingston

The Letter of Interest

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