NOVEMBER 15, 2011



NOVEMBER 15, 2011



Notice is hereby given that the City Council will hold a Regular Meeting on November 15, 2011, at the City Council Chambers, 1416 C Street, Livingston, California. Persons with disabilities who may need assistance should contact the Deputy City Clerk at least 24 hours prior to this meeting at (209) 394-8041, Ext. 121. Any writings or documents pertaining to an Open Session item provided to a majority of the members of the legislative body less than 72 hours prior to the meeting shall be made available for public inspection at Livingston City Hall, 1416 C Street. The Open Session will begin at 7:00 p.m. The Closed Session will be held in accordance with state law prior to the Open Session beginning at 6:00 p.m. The Closed Session will be held in the City of Livingston City Hall Conference Room located at 1416 C Street. The agenda shall be as follows:

Closed Session

1. Call to Order.

2. Roll Call.


A “Closed” or “Executive” Session of the City Council or the Livingston Redevelopment Agency may be held in accordance with state law which may include, but is not limited to, the following types of items: personnel matters, labor negotiations, security matters, providing instructions to real property negotiators, conference with legal counsel regarding pending litigation. The Closed Session will be held in the City Hall Conference Room located at 1416 C Street, Livingston, California. Any public comment on Closed Session items will be taken before the Closed Session. Any required announcements or discussion of Closed Session items or actions following the Closed Session will be made in the City Council Chambers, 1416 C Street, Livingston, California.

1. Conference with Labor Negotiator

(Government Code Section 54957.6)

Agency Negotiator: City Manager Jose Antonio Ramirez

Employee Organizations: All Represented and Unrepresented City Employees.

Regular Meeting

CALL TO ORDER Next Resolution Number: 2011-69

Next Ordinance Number: 598

Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call.

Closed Session Announcements.

Changes to the Agenda.




Supervisor John Pedrozo Announcements and Reports.

City Staff Announcements and Reports.

City Manager Announcements and Reports.

City Council Members’ Announcements and Reports.

Mayor’s Announcements and Reports.


1. Resolution Setting the City of Livingston’s Gann Appropriation Limit for the Fiscal Year 2011-2012.

2. Public Hearing – Resolution of the City Council of the City of Livingston Approving the City of Livingston Budget for Fiscal Year 2011-2012.

CITIZEN COMMENTS – NOTE: Public Comment/Speaker Cards are now available on the back table of the City Council Chambers. Please fill out the appropriate card and submit to Meeting Recorder.

This section of the agenda allows members of the public to address the City Council on any item NOT otherwise on the agenda. Members of the public, when recognized by the Mayor, should come forward to the lectern, and identify themselves. Comments are normally limited to three (3) minutes. In accordance with State Open Meeting Laws, no action will be taken by the City Council this evening. For items which are on the agenda this evening members of the public will be provided an opportunity to address the City Council as each item is brought up for discussion.


Items on the Consent Calendar are considered routine or non-controversial and will be enacted by one vote, unless separate action is requested by the City Manager or City Council Member. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless members of the City Council or City Manager request that specific items be removed.

3. Resolution Approving Amendment to City Council Resolution No. 2010-7 to Add Replacement of Existing Streetlights with Energy Efficient LED Streetlights to the Scope of Work for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) – Replacement of Motors at Water Wells 8,9,11 and 13 – Grant No. CBG-09-093 and Authorizing the City Manager to Execute the Agreement.

4. Resolution Authorizing Investment of Monies in the Local Agency Investment Fund.

5. Resolution Designating Certain Signatures for City Bank Accounts with WestAmerica Bank.

6. Approval of Warrant Register Dated November 9, 2011.


7. Provide Staff Direction and Adopt a Resolution of Intent to Amend Livingston Municipal Code (LMC) Title 5, Chapter 3, Concerning Building Structure Setback Requirements.

8. Resolution Reappointing Luis Enrique Flores to the Planning Commission.

9. Appointment of Alternate Member to San Joaquin Valley Special City Selection Committee.



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