5. Approval of Minutes of Regular Meeting of July 22, 2014

Meeting Date: OCTOBER 21, 2014

Agenda Item #5. Approval of Minutes of Regular Meeting of July 22, 2014

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MEETING MINUTES

SPECIAL MEETING

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.

ROLL CALL

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

None.

CITIZEN COMMENTS

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.

CLOSED SESSION

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

OPEN SESSION

The Council came out of Closed Session at 7:46 p.m.

CLOSED SESSION ANNOUNCEMENTS

There was no reportable action.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned by consensus at 7:49 p.m.

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Deputy City Clerk of the City of Livingston

APPROVED: October 21, 2014

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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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