APRIL 15, 2014



APRIL 15, 2014



Notice is hereby given that the City Council will hold a Regular Meeting on April 15, 2014, at the City Council Chambers, 1416 C Street, Livingston, California. Persons with disabilities who may need assistance should contact the Deputy City Clerk at least 24 hours prior to this meeting at (209) 394-8041, Ext. 121. Any writings or documents pertaining to an Open Session item provided to a majority of the members of the legislative body less than 72 hours prior to the meeting shall be made available for public inspection at Livingston City Hall, 1416 C Street. The Open Session will begin at 7:00 p.m. The Closed Session will be held in accordance with state law prior to the Open Session beginning at 6:00 p.m. The Closed Session will be held at the City Council Chambers located at 1416 C Street. The agenda shall be as follows:

Closed Session

1. Call to Order.

2. Roll Call


A “Closed” or “Executive” Session of the City Council or the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Livingston may be held in accordance with state law which may include, but is not limited to, the following types of items: personnel matters, labor negotiations, security matters, providing instructions to real property negotiators, conference with legal counsel regarding pending litigation. The Closed Session will be held in the City Council Chambers located at 1416 C Street, Livingston, California. Any public comment on Closed Session items will be taken before the Closed Session. Any required announcements or discussion of Closed Session items or actions following the Closed Session will be made in the City Council Chambers, 1416 C Street, Livingston, California.

3. Conference with Legal Counsel – Potential Litigation

[(Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2)]

Number of Cases: 2

4. Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation [Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1)] California River Watch v. City of Livingston United States District Court – Eastern District of California Case No. 1:14CV-00437-AWI-MJS

5. Conference with Labor Negotiator

(Government Code Section 54957.6)

Labor Negotiator: City Manager Jose Antonio Ramirez

Employee Organizations: All Represented City Employees

Regular Meeting


Roll Call. Next Resolution No. 2014-18

Next Ordinance No. 613

Pledge of Allegiance.

Closed Session Announcements

Changes to the Agenda.


1. Presentation by Charlotte Dickson, MSW, Senior Policy Director, California Center for Public Health Advocacy – CA’s Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Safety Warning Bill – SB 1000 (Monning).

2. Presentation by John Pedrozo, Merced County Supervisor, District 1 – Volunteer of the Year Award to Police Officer Richard Macchia and the Knights of Columbus.

3. Presentation by Police Chief Ruben Chavez and Officer Richard Macchia – Recognition Service Award to former Explorer Noemi Ramirez.

4. Presentation by Police Chief Ruben Chavez – Recognition Service Award to Brenda Geary, Administrative Services Manager for 10 years of service to the Livingston Police Department.

5. Introduction and swearing-in of new Livingston Police Reserve Officers Joe Cruz and Leron Haley – Invocation by Police Chaplain David Niu – Swearing-in by Deputy City Clerk Odi Ortiz.


Supervisor John Pedrozo Announcements and Reports.

City Staff Announcements and Reports.

City Manager Announcements and Reports.

City Council Members’ Announcements and Reports.

Mayor’s Announcements and Reports.


6. Introduce and Waive the First Reading of Ordinance No.___ of the City Council of the City of Livingston Amending the Livingston Municipal Code Title 4, “Building Regulations,” to add Chapter 4-7 establishing a Regional Transportation Impact Fee (RTIF).


This section of the agenda allows members of the public to address the City Council on any item NOT otherwise on the agenda. Members of the public, when recognized by the Mayor, should come forward to the lectern, and identify themselves. Comments are normally limited to three (3) minutes. In accordance with State Open Meeting Laws, no action will be taken by the City Council this evening. For items which are on the agenda this evening members of the public will be provided an opportunity to address the City Council as each item is brought up for discussion.


Items on the Consent Calendar are considered routine or non-controversial and will be enacted by one vote, unless separate action is requested by the City Manager or City Council Member. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless members of the City Council or City Manager request that specific items be removed.

7. Resolution Accepting Three Deeds of Easement from Livingston Pacific Associates.

8. Resolution Designating Certain Signatures for City Bank Accounts Including Investments Accounts with Various Financial Institutions.

9. Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on March 18, 2014.

10. Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on April 1, 2014.

11. Approval of Warrant Register Dated April 10, 2014.


12. California Department of Parks and Recreation Grant – Scope of Work.

13. Issuance of Permits to Sell Safe and Sane Fireworks.



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