Meeting Date: MARCH 03, 2015
2. Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on December 22, 2014.
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LIVINGSTON CITY COUNCIL
DECEMBER 22, 2014
A Special Meeting of the Livingston City Council was held on December 22, 2014, in the City Council of Chambers with Mayor Espinoza presiding.
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Espinoza called the meeting to order at 6:12 p.m.
Mayor Rodrigo Espinoza
Mayor Pro-Tem Gurpal Samra
Council Member Jim Soria
Council Member Arturo Sicairos
Council Member David Mendoza (Excused Absence)
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The pledge of allegiance to the flag was recited.
CHANGES TO THE AGENDA
Mayor Espinoza opened the meeting for public comments at 6:15 p.m. There were no comments from the public. The Council adjourned to Closed Session immediately thereafter to discuss the following matters:
1. Conference with Labor Negotiator
(Government Code Section 54957.6)
Labor Negotiator: City Manager Jose Antonio Ramirez
Employee Organizations: All Represented City Employees
2. Public Employee Discipline/Dismissal/Release/Resignation
(Government Code Section 54957)
The Council came out of Closed Session at 7:31 p.m.
CLOSED SESSION ANNOUNCEMENTS
Tonight in Closed Session, the City Manager informed the City Council that he is resigning from his employment with the City. Mr. Ramirez has elected to resign to pursue personal and professional opportunities outside of the region. T
he City Council, on a vote of 4-0-1 (Council Member Mendoza was not present), accepted the City Manager’s resignation and has agreed to waive the 60 days’ notice provision in the City Manager’s contract. The City Manager’s last day of employment with the City will be on January 31st.
Mr. Ramirez has expressed willingness to assist the City with current projects and to assist in the City’s transition to a new City Manager. The City will be working with Mr. Ramirez to accomplish this.