APRIL o1, 2014



APRIL 1, 2014



Notice is hereby given that the City Council will hold a Regular Meeting on April 1, 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 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. 2014-17

Next Ordinance No. 613

Pledge of Allegiance.

Closed Session Announcements

Changes to the Agenda.


1. Simran Kaur, representing the Sikh Coalition, “Sikh Community’s Celebration of Vaisakhi.” City Council Adoption of Resolution No. 2014-___, honoring the Sikh Community’s celebration of Vaisakhi.


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.


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.

2. Waive the Second Reading and Adopt Ordinance No. 612, of the City Council of the City of Livingston, Amending Livingston Municipal Code Section Title 4, Chapter 2, Sign Regulations: Adding new Section 4-2-8 Related to Murals; Adding Definitions to Section 4-2-3, “Definitions” and Making Minor Numbering Changes.

3. Approval of Warrant Register Dated March 27, 2014.


4. Receive Direction from the Council to Initiate the Prop 218 Notice Process for the Proposed Water and Wastewater Rate Increases. This is Only Related to the Initiation of the Process, Specifically the Sending Out of the 45-Day Notice Advising Tenants and Property Owners of the Proposed Rate Increases, Protest Procedures and the Date of the Public Hearing. No Rates Will be Imposed or Decided on at this Meeting.

5. Discussion and Council Direction – Regional Transportation Impact Fee (RTIF).



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