DECEMBER 02, 2014



DECEMBER 2, 2014



Notice is hereby given that the City Council will hold a Regular Meeting on December 2, 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 Livingston Redevelopment Agency 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 Hall Conference Room 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

CALL TO ORDER Next Resolution Number: 2014-61

Next Ordinance Number: 621

Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call.

Changes to the Agenda.


1. Resolution of the City Council of the City of Livingston Confirming the Canvass by the Merced County Clerk of the Results of the General Municipal Election of November 4, 2014, Held in and for the City of Livingston and Declaring the Results of Said Election.


2. Father Pedro Olmos, Merced, and Priest from Guru Nanak Sikh Temple.


3. City Clerk will administer the Oaths of Office to Mayor-elect Rodrigo Espinoza and Council Member-elect Gurpal Samra.


4. Nomination and Election of Mayor Pro-Tempore.

5. Discuss and Make City Council Appointments to City Boards, Commissions and Committees:

a. Member/Alternate – Merced County Association of Governments (MCAG) Governing Board. (Currently: Mayor Espinoza, Member, Council Member Sicairos, Alternate).

b. Representative/Alternate – Central Valley Division League of California Cities. (Currently: Council Member Soria Representative, Council Member Mendoza, Alternate).

c. Representative/Alternate – Special City Selection Committee of the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control Board. (Currently: Mayor Espinoza, Representative, No Alternate Selected in 2012).

d. City Council Liaison – Livingston Planning Commission. (Currently: Council Member Sicairos).

e. City Council Liaison – Livingston Parks and Recreation Commission. (Currently: Council Member Soria).


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.

6. Resolution Recognizing the November 1984 Anti-Sikh Violence in India as “Genocide.”

7. Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on August 19, 2014.

8. Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on September 2, 2014.

9. Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on September 16, 2014.

10. Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on October 7, 2014.

11. Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on October 21, 2014.

12. Approval of Warrant Register Dated November 14, 2014.

13. Approval of Warrant Register Dated November 25, 2014.


14. Resolution Extending Resolution 2012-13 Declaring Intent Not to Enforce Certain Provisions of Livingston Municipal Code Section 5-6-5 to Protect Vacant Legal Nonconforming Residential Units in the Downtown Commercial (DTC) Zoning District for a Period of Two (2) Years from Its Expiration Date of February 7, 2014.



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