FEBRUARY 21, 2012



FEBRUARY 21, 2012



Notice is hereby given that the City Council will hold a Regular Meeting on February 21, 2012, 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 5:30 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.

3. Conference with Legal Counsel—Potential Litigation

[(Government Code Section 54956.9(b)(1)]Number of Cases: 3

4. Conference with Labor Negotiator

(Government Code Section 54957.6)

Agency Negotiator: City Manager Jose Antonio Ramirez

Employee Organizations: All Represented City Employees

Regular Meeting


Next Resolution Number: 2012-13

Next Ordinance Number: 598

Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call.

Closed Session Announcements.

Changes to the Agenda.


1. Presentation – Lori Flanders, Public Information Officer, Merced County Association of Governments – One Voice Program.

2 Presentation – Livingston Family Apartments. The Pacific Companies has applied for Site Plan/Design Review, a Conditional Use Permit and a Development Agreement for 49 affordable apartment units and a community center to be located on a 4 acre parcel (APN: 047-310-028) just south of Peach Avenue and the canal on the west side of Main Street. They will present the item and ask Council for direction on specific Development Agreement items.

3. Presentation – City Manager Jose Antonio Ramirez – Itinerary, Capitol Hill Meetings – Infrastructure Needs, Digital Literacy and Economic Development for the City of Livingston – February 27 through March 1, 2012.


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.



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.

4. Resolution Awarding a Professional Engineering Services Contract to Prepare a Feasibility Analysis Report for a Centralized Water Treatment Strategy for the City’s Water Supply to Kennedy/Jenks Consultants, Portland, Oregon and Authorizing the City Manager to Execute the Agreement.

5. Approval of Personal Code of Conduct/Ethics for the City of Livingston.

6. Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on January 17, 2012.

7. Approval of Warrant Register Dated February 15, 2012.


8 Resolution of the City Council of the City of Livingston Acting in the Capacity as Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Livingston, Adopting a Draft Recognized Obligation Payment Schedule (ROPS) Pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 34177 (1).


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