Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on August 28, 2013.

Meeting Date November 19, 2013

Agenda Item #5. Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on August 28, 2013.

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MEETING MINUTES

JOINT SPECIAL MEETING BETWEEN THE CITY COUNCIL

AND PLANNING COMMISSION

AUGUST 28, 2013

A Joint Special Meeting of the Livingston City Council and Planning Commission was held in the City Council Chambers on August 28, 2013, with Mayor Espinoza presiding.

PLANNING COMMISSION INTERVIEWS

At 5:30 p.m. the City Council began to interview Christina Valencia and Ranjeet Jhutti for the position of alternate Planning Commissioner. No action was taken. The City Council announced that they will appoint the alternate Planning Commissioner at a future meeting.

JOINT 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 Gurpal Samra

Council Member Jim Soria

Council Member Arturo Sicairos

Council Member David Mendoza (Excused Absence)

Commissioner Francisco Castellanos (Excused Absence)

Commissioner Mario Mendoza (Excused Absence)

Commissioner Warren Urnberg

Commissioner Michael Silvia

Commission Chair Luis Flores

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA

None.

CITIEZEN COMMENTS

Mayor Espinoza opened and subsequently closed citizen comments at 6:03 p.m. as there were no comments from the public.

CONSENT CALANDAR

1. Ratification of Proclamation Given in Honor of Meyers Nave Sacramento 10 Year Anniversary.

Mayor Espinoza introduced the item.

Motion: M/S Samra/Sicairos to approve the consent calendar. The motion carried 4-0-1 by the following roll call vote:

AYES: Council Members: Sicairos, Soria, Samra, Espinoza

NOES: Council Members: None

ABSENT: Council Members: Mendoza

PRESENTATION/DISCUSSION

2. Presentation by AIA/SDAT – Implementation Plan for a Downtown Cultural Arts District.

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) /Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) gave a joint presentation reflecting on their three day charrette in the City of Livingston. The presentation was comprised of many elements which addressed issues such as; creating civic spaces, community gardens, murals, land bridges, and connectivity through landscaping. The professionals created a set of goals that were organized chronologically; short term goals, mid-term goals, and long-term goals. The team then presented visual schematics of the proposed cultural arts district and afterwards they answered questions from the City Council, Planning Commission, and the community. AIA/SDAT will compose a thorough report and release it to City Staff in the near future.

ADJOURNMENT

Mayor Espinoza adjourned the meeting at 8:02 p.m.

________________________________ City Clerk of the City of Livingston

APPROVED: November 19, 2013

___________________________

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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