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.

Meeting Date: December 02, 2014

Agenda Item #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.

Note from TheGardeningSnail: Parts of this page were prepared by running a PDF Image Document through a program which converts image to text. My apologies for any Textual Gremlins that may have slipped in.

STAFF REPORT

AGENDA ITEM: 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.

MEETING DATE: December 2, 2014

PREPARED BY: Jose Antonio Ramirez, City Manager

REVIEWED BY: Jose Antonio Ramirez, City Manager

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RECOMMENDATION:

Adopt Resolution No. 2014-_, a 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.

BACKGROUND:

In 1971, the City of Livingston requested that the Merced County Board of Supervisors allow the Merced County Clerk to conduct elections for the City of Livingston as permitted by Section 10403 of the California Elections Code.

DISCUSSION:

Adoption of this resolution will finalize the City Municipal Election and facilitate the installation of Mayor-elect, Rodrigo Espinoza and Council Member-elect Gurpal Samra.

FISCAL IMPACT:

None.

ATTACHMENTS:

1. Resolution No. 2014-

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-

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

WHEREAS, the City of Livingston by Resolution No. 71-39, requested that the Merced County Board of Supervisors allow the Merced County Clerk to conduct elections for the City of Livingston as permitted by the California Elections Code; and

WHEREAS, there was one full-time Mayor and one full-time Council Member to be elected; and

WHEREAS, the Merced County Clerk did so conduct the General Municipal Election in and for the City of Livingston on November 4, 2014; and

WHEREAS, notice of said election was given, voting precincts designated, precinct boards appointed, election supplies furnished and votes cast; and

WHEREAS, the Merced County Clerk did, on November 20, 2014, certify to this Council the results of her official canvass of the votes cast at said election, which said certification is now on file in the office of the City Clerk of the City of Livingston.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED AS FOLLOWS:

1. Said General Municipal Election was duly and legally held and conducted on November 4, 2014, in all respects in the form and manner required by the general laws of the State of California providing for and regulating said Municipal Elections.

2. Said canvass and certification by the Merced County Clerk and the results of said election are hereby confirmed by the Merced County Clerk.

3. The names of persons voted for, the names of the offices for which they were voted, and the number of votes received by each are as follows:

MAYOR (l Seat, Full-Term)

CITY COUNCIL (1 Seat, Full-Term)

NAME

OF PERSON

OFFICE VOTED FOR

VOTES CAST

Rodrigo Espinoza

Mayor

1,106

Total Votes Cast

Mayor

1,106

Gurpal S. Samra

City Council

842

Mario Mendoza

City Council

526

Total Votes Cast City Council 1,368

CITY OF LIVINGSTON MEASURE R

Mayoral Term

Shall the Term of the Mayor be Two Years? (Note from TheGardeningSnail: I think this should have read “Shall the Term of the Mayor be Four Years?” I’m checking on that)

Yes 625

No 701

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED AND DECLARED:

1. That Rodrigo Espinoza was duly elected to the Office of Mayor for a full-term of two years.

2. That Gurpal S. Samra was duly elected to the Office of Council Member for a full-term of four years.

Passed and adopted this 2nd day of December, 2014, by the following vote: AYES:

NOES:

ABSENT:

ABSTAIN:

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Rodrigo Espinoza, Mayor of the City of Livingston

ATTEST:

I, hereby certify that the foregoing resolution was regularly introduced, passed and adopted at a regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Livingston this 2nd day of December, 2014.

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Antonio Silva, City Clerk of the City of Livingston

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