SEPTEMBER 17, 2013



SEPTEMBER 17, 2013



Notice is hereby given that the City Council will hold a Regular Meeting on September 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:

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 Legal Counsel – Potential Litigation

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

Number of Cases: 3

4. 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: 2013-46

Next Ordinance Number: 608

Pledge of Allegiance.

Closed Session Announcements

Changes to the Agenda.


Livingston Police Department Presentations:

1. Invocation by Police Chaplain David Niu.

2. Introduction of new Police Officers Brian Wiley and Jason Barkus.

3. Introduction and Swearing-in of new Police Officers Jason Chavez and Marco Lugo.


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.


4. Award of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) in the amount of $1,600.000 for Public Improvements – Water Well #17.


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.

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

6. Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Execute the Program Supplement Agreement No. 010-N to Administering Agency – State Agreement No. 10-526R for the Purchase of One (1) New Tier-4 Title 23 Backhoe, Project No. CML-5256 (013) and Authorizing the City Manger to Act on Behalf of the City.

7. Minutes of Meeting Held on June 25, 2013.

8. Minutes of Meeting Held on July 2, 2013.

9. Minutes of Meeting Held on July 16, 2013.

10. Approval of Warrant Register Dated September 11, 2013.


11. Approval of City of Livingston Smoke-Free Parks Policy.

12. City Council to Approve a 12 Month Professional Services Contract with Collins and Schoettler, Planning Consultants and Authorize City Manager to Enter into a Contract in a Form Approved by City Attorney.



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