Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on December 22, 2014.

Meeting Date: MARCH 03, 2015

2. Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on December 22, 2014.

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MEETING MINUTES

SPECIAL MEETING

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.

ROLL CALL

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

None.

CITIZEN COMMENTS

None.

CLOSED SESSION

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)

OPEN SESSION

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.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned by consensus at 7:37 p.m.

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City Clerk of the City of Livingston

APPROVED: March 3,2015

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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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