JULY 26, 2012 Draft Minutes

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MEETING MINUTES

SPECIAL MEETING

LIVINGSTON CITY COUNCIL

JULY 26, 2012

A Special Meeting of the Livingston City Council was held on July 26, 2012, in the City Council Chambers with Mayor Espinoza presiding.

SPECIAL MEETING

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Espinoza called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

The pledge of allegiance to the flag was recited.

ROLL CALL

Mayor Rodrigo Espinoza

Mayor Pro-Tem Margarita Aguilar (Excused)

Council Member Frank Vierra (Excused)

Council Member Theresa Land

Council Member Gurpal Samra

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA

None.

CITIZENS COMMENTS

Mayor Espinoza opened and closed the public comment period at 6:02 p.m. as there were no comments from the public.

CLOSED SESSION

The Council adjourned to Closed Session at 6:02 p.m. to discuss the following matters:

1. Conference with Legal Counsel – Potential Litigation

[(Government Code Section 54956.9(b)(2)]

Number of Cases: 1

2. Conference with Labor Negotiator

(Government Code Section 54957.6)

Agency Negotiator: City Manager José Antonio Ramírez

Employee Organizations: All Represented City Employees

OPEN SESSION

The Council came out of Closed Session to begin the Regular Meeting at 6:58 p.m.

3. Closed Session Announcements

No announcements were made.

DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS

4. Resolution Approving a One (1) Year Memorandum of Understanding Between the City of Livingston and the Livingston Police Officers’ Association (LPOA) Employees Unit.

City Attorney Sanchez explained the City has been in negotiations with the Livingston Police Officers’ Association (LPOA) employees unit during the last fiscal year. They have finished fact finding and this is a deal they have brought to the City Council which has been ratified by the LPOA. It is a one-year agreement for the period July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012. If approved, negotiations will start again between the City and the LPOA for the next fiscal year and upcoming years.

No comments were made by Council.

Mayor Espinoza opened and closed the comment period at 7:00 p.m. as there were no public comments.

Motion: M/S Samra/Espinoza to adopt Resolution 2012-56, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Livingston approving a one (1) year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City of Livingston and the Livingston Police Officers’ Association (LPOA) employees unit for the period July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012. The motion carried 3-0 by the following roll call vote:

AYES: Council Members: Espinoza (reluctantly), Land (against my better judgment), and Samra (reluctantly)

NOES: Council Members: None

ABSENT: Council Members: Vierra and Aguilar

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned by consensus at 7:01 p.m.

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Deputy City Clerk of the City of Livingston

APPROVED: August 7, 2012

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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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