LIVINGSTON CALIFORNIA / DECEMBER 14, 2013
CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
DECEMBER 17, 2013
CLOSED SESSION: 6:00 P.M.
OPEN SESSION: 7:00 P.M.
Notice is hereby given that the City Council will hold a Regular Meeting on December 17, 2013, 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 at the City Council Chambers located at 1416 C Street. The agenda shall be as follows:
1. Call to Order.
2. Roll Call
A “Closed” or “Executive” Session of the City Council or the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Livingston 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 Council Chambers 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(d)(2)]
Number of Cases: 4
4.Conference with Labor Negotiator
(Government Code Section 54957.6)
Labor Negotiator: City Manager Jose Antonio Ramirez
Employee Organizations: All Represented City Employees
CALL TO ORDER
Roll Call. Next Resolution No. 2013-56
Next Ordinance No. 609
Pledge of Allegiance.
Closed Session Announcements
Changes to the Agenda.
PRESENTATIONS, AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS
1. Educational Presentation on “Smoke Shops” by Merced County Sheriff’s Deputy Ray Framstad.
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REPORTS
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.
The City of Livingston has been awarded an $80,000 grant from the SJVAPCD New Alternative Fuel Purchase Program for the purchase of three electric vehicles and one electric motorcycle. Two of the electric vehicles will be utilized by the Public Works Department. The third vehicle will be used by the Police Department and Police Explorers. The motorcycle will be used by the Police Department for traffic purposes on an as needed basis.
3. Urgency Ordinance of the City of Livingston Making Findings and Extending a Temporary Moratorium on the Establishment and Operation of Smoke Shops and Smoking Lounges, toBecome Effective Immediately.
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 Accepting the Grant Award and Authorizing the City Manager to Execute a Grant Agreement with the State Department of Forestry and Protection.
5. City Council Authorization to Purchase Police Building Security Cameras and Portable Police Radios Utilizing the 2013 State Homeland Security Grant Program.
DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS