FEBRUARY 07, 2012



FEBRUARY 7, 2012



Notice is hereby given that the City Council will hold a Regular Meeting on February 7, 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

CALL TO ORDER Next Resolution Number: 2012-10

Next Ordinance Number: 598

Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call.

Closed Session Announcements.

Changes to the Agenda.


1. Presentation by Kanat Tibet, Local Policy Specialist, Heal Cities Campaign, CA Center for Public Health Advocacy. (Note from TheGardeningSnail. There was nothing in the Agenda Packet about this particular item, so I did a little research on the Internet to find the links I have included)

2. Proclamation – DMV/Donate Life California Month.


San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District Public Benefit Grant Program New Alternative Fuel Vehicle Purchase grant award.


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.


3. 2012 CDBG Program Application.


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 for the Acceptance of the State-Legislated Safe Routes to Schools Sidewalk Installation Cycle 8 SRTSL – 5256 (010) Project, Authorizing the City Clerk to Record a Notice of Completion with Merced County and Authorizing the City Manager to Release Performance and Material Bonds and to Make Final Payment of Retention Monies to Teichert Construction Company.

5. Resolution of the City Council of the City of Livingston Promoting Healthy Eating/Healthy Living.

6. Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on January 3, 2012.

7. Approval of Warrant Register Dated February 1, 2012.


8. Adopt Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Enter into a Lease with the Livingston Chamber of Commerce for 641 Main Street (APN 024-145-011).

9. Resolution of the City Council of the City of Livingston Approving the Employment Agreement Between the City of Livingston and Ruben Chavez for the Position of Chief of Police.

10. Resolution Declaring Intent Not to Enforce Certain Provisions of Livingston Municipal Code Section 5-6-5 Against Vacant Legal Nonconforming Residential Units in the Downtown Commercial Zoning District for Two (2) Years from Effective Date of Resolution.

11. Provide Staff Direction Concerning Amendments to the Livingston Municipal Code.



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