Meeting Date: OCTOBER 21, 2014
Agenda Item #5. Approval of Minutes of Regular Meeting of July 22, 2014
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LIVINGSTON CITY COUNCIL
JULY 22, 2014
A Special Meeting of the Livingston City Council was held on July 22, 2014, in the City Hall Conference Room with Mayor Espinoza presiding.
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Espinoza called the meeting to order at 6:09 p.m.
Mayor Rodrigo Espinoza
Mayor Pro-Tem Gurpal Samra
Council Member Jim Soria
Council Member Arturo Sicairos
Council Member David Mendoza
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The pledge of allegiance to the flag was recited.
CHANGES TO THE AGENDA
Public Works Department Administrative Analyst Connie Payan announced that staff has sacrificed many concessions during recent negotiations. These financial sacrifices were difficult to absorb but employees understood that they were necessary to help the City operate. However, the reductions that will be discussed today will have an outstanding impact on employees. She urges that City Council consider the sacrifices that employees have already made and to determine that their needs to be another approach to balance the General Fund.
Planning Department employee, Filomena Arredondo, urged Council to consider how these decisions will impact employees and their families.
Mayor Espinoza opened the meeting for public comments at 6:19 p.m. There were no comments from the public. The Council adjourned to Closed Session immediately thereafter to discuss the following matter:
1. Conference with Labor Negotiator
(Government Code Section 54957.6)
Labor Negotiator: City Manager Jose Antonio Ramirez
Employee Organizations: All Represented City Employees
The Council came out of Closed Session at 7:46 p.m.
CLOSED SESSION ANNOUNCEMENTS
There was no reportable action.
The meeting was adjourned by consensus at 7:49 p.m.
Deputy City Clerk of the City of Livingston
APPROVED: October 21, 2014
Mayor or Mayor ProTempore
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