Minutes of Meeting Held on June 25, 2013.

Meeting Date: September 17, 2013

Agenda Item #7. Minutes of Meeting Held on June 25, 2013.

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MEETING MINUTES

JOINT MEETING BETWEEN THE CITY COUNCIL

AND PLANNING COMMISSION

SPECIAL MEETING

JUNE 25, 2013

A Joint Special Meeting of the Livingston City Council and Planning Commission was held in the City Council Chambers on June 25, 2014, with Mayor Espinoza presiding.

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Espinoza called the meeting to order at 6:08 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 (Excused Absence)

Council Member David Mendoza

Commissioner Francisco Castellanos (Excused Absence)

Commissioner Mario Mendoza

Commissioner Warren Urnberg (Excused Absence)

Commissioner Michael Silvia

Commission Chair Luis Flores

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA

None.

PRESENTATION/DISCUSSION

1. Presentation of Plans for Enhancement of Livingston’s Downtown and the Winton Parkway/Highway 99 Interchange by the Local Government Commission, Nelson/Nygaard

Consulting Associates and the California Congress for New Urbanism.

The Congress for New Urbanism (CNU) and the Local Government Commission (LGC) gave a joint presentation reflecting on their five day charrette in the City of Livingston.

The presentation was comprised of many elements which addressed issues such as; creating civic spaces, establishing a local food chain production, implementing a traffic safety system, and beautifying the Downtown Corridor.

The professionals created a set of goals that were organized chronologically; short term goals, mid-term goals, and long-term goals. Architects presented visual renders of the proposed downtown and afterwards they answered questions from the City Council, Planning Commission, and the community.

CNU and LGC will compose a thorough report and release it to City Staff in the near future.

ADJOURNMENT

Mayor Espinoza adjourned the meeting at 8:15 p.m.

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Deputy City Clerk of the City of Livingston

APPROVED: September 17, 2013

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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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