JUNE 04, 2013

LIVINGSTON CA / June 03, 2013 —




JUNE 4, 2013



Notice is hereby given that the City Council will hold a Regular Meeting on June 4, 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:

Closed Session

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 Real Property Negotiator

(Government Code Section 54956.8)

Property: APN: 047-100-054

Negotiating Parties: Contract Planner

4. Conference with Legal Counsel – Potential Litigation

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

Number of Cases: 2

5. Conference with Labor Negotiator

(Government Code Section 54957.6)

Labor Negotiator: City Manager Jose Antonio Ramirez

Employee Organizations: All Represented City Employees

Regular Meeting

CALL TO ORDER Next Resolution Number: 2013-23

Next Ordinance Number: 606

Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call.

Closed Session Announcements.

Changes to the Agenda.


1. Oath of Office for Dustin Cunningham, new Public Works Maintenance Worker I.

2. Introduction by Chief Ruben Chavez of Police Volunteers – Volunteers Pearlie Merchant, Mayra Lomeli, George Sifuentez, Santos Moran and Armandeep Kaur, and Volunteer Police Chaplain David Niu.


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.

3. Resolution Approving Submittal of a Grant Application to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) Funds.

4. Waive the Second Reading and Adopt Ordinance No. 565, an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Livingston Amending Title 5 Chapter 3, Section 16 of the Livingston Municipal Code Relating to Lot Development Standards: Setbacks, Setback Exceptions, Maximum Site Coverage and Maximum Floor Area Ratio Concerning Rear Yards in the R-1 Zoning District (Low Density Residential).

5. City Council Acceptance of a Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Grant through the Grant Assistance Program (GAP).

6. City Council Authorization to Purchase a 2011 Ford E350 15-Passenger Van.

7. Approval of Warrant Register Dated May 31, 2013.


8. Adopt Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Execute a Professional Services Agreement with Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates in a Form Approved by the City Attorney.

9. City Council to Provide Staff Direction for Appointments to the Planning Commission.

10. Designate Voting Delegate/Alternates for League of California Cities Annual Conference.



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