How They Represented Us in 2010

JANUARY 5, 2010

Council Member Margarita Aguilar

·        Stated that it has been a pleasant year with issues that are going to continue for the next year with a more positive view.

·        Thanked all of those that have been supporting the City Council

·        Wished everyone a happy new year.

Council Member Rodrigo Espinoza

·        Wished everyone a happy new year and hoped that this year will be a lot better.

·        Hoped that more people will start attending City Council meetings.


Council Member Martha Nateras

·        Wished everyone a happy new year.

·        Thanked the Livingston Police Department for the Toys-for-Tots event held on December 22.  She especially thanked Lt. Silva for doing an excellent job

·        Reported that a Relay for Life meeting was held on December 15.  This year’s Relay for Life is planned for April 17. 


Mayor Pro Tem Frank Vierra

·        Stated that he attended a League of California Cities’ function two weeks before Christmas. (The main topic: a) petition.. to place an initiative on the ballot to stop the State from robbing money from the cities

·        Reported that the Livingston High School Key Club conducted a food drive about four days before Christmas at Save Mart.  They were able to help six families in Livingston, one in family Cressey and several families in Atwater and Winton

·        Reported that the Livingston High School Key Club made a trip to the Rose Bowl

·        Thanked the Livingston Police Department for Toys-for-Tots and said he was happy to be a part of the event.

·        Stated that the Fire Department had Santa at the Fire Department again instead of taking him out to the community. *thanked the Fire Department for having Santa at the fire station and expressed a happy new year to everyone.


Mayor Daniel Varela, Sr.

·        Stated that he appreciated everyone in the community that provided service during the Christmas holidays. 


FEBRUARY 2, 2010

Council Member Aguilar

·        Reported that the Livingston Community Network recently had its first meeting.

·        Reported attending her son’s graduation from the Cal Fire Academy at Castle Air Force Base.


Council Member Espinoza

·        Noted that this is the first live televised meeting of the City Council. • Stated that he has not received a copy of the draft development agreement for Wal-Mart that he requested in December.

·        Reported that a citizen approached him to complain about the Animal Control Officer.

·        Stated that the City Planning Commission has three vacancies.


Council Member Nateras

·        Reported she attended the annual Police Department awards dinner on January 15.

·        Stated she is organizing Livingston’s first young womens’ conference to be held on March 20. She has invited a number of people to speak at the conference.  

·        Reported that the Livingston Relay for Life will be on April 17 at Livingston High School. So far 19 teams have registered.  


Mayor Pro Tem Vierra

·        Expressed appreciation for the invitation to attend the annual Police Department awards dinner on January 15.

·        Reported a group of students from the Livingston High School Key Club recently went with the Kiwanis Club to cook dinner at the Merced Homeless Shelter.


Mayor’s Daniel Varela

·        Thanked the Police Department for the outstanding annual awards dinner on January 15.

·        Reported that he attended a rural community workshop with Community Development Director Kenney and Planning Commissioner Blevins last Thursday

·        Reported that he received an e-mail from Henry Escobar, superintendent of the Livingston Union School District, stated that he is going to retire at the end of the school year.

·        Introduced Bob Kyper, pastor of the United Methodist Church and the past president of the Livingston Rotary Club. Pastor Kyper presented Amanda Zapelo, a Rotary exchange student from Brazil, to the public and the City Council.


Special Meeting March 4th, 2010

Council Member Martha Nateras

  • Reported that she attended the Japanese Interment Memorial Ceremony at the Merced Fairgrounds on February 20

  • Reported that work has begun on the Relay for Life event ….Registration packets can be picked up at WestAmerica Bank.

  • Reported there will be a Young Women’s Conference for 7-10 grade girls on March 20, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Livingston Middle School.  Information is posted on the government access cable channel and the City website. ….School Superintendent Henry Escobar is supporting this event.


Mayor Pro Tem Frank Vierra

  • Thanked the Livingston Public Works Department for their work on all the projects in the City…

  • Commented that he was in attendance at the swearing in ceremony for Chief Douglas Dunford


Mayor Daniel Varela, Sr.

  • Reported that he and the City Manager attended the Merced County Association of Governments (MCAG) One Voice State Legislature lobbying effort on February 16 and 17 in Sacramento.

  • Stated that he attended a National Association of Elected Latino Officials (NAELO) Conference on February 19-20, where he received information regarding community health issues..

  • Reported that he met with Ben Duran, the President of Merced Community College. …President Duran will be visiting and touring the community in the near future.



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