How They Voted in 2008

The information in this page is excerpted from Pages of Draft Minutes previously posted. Since I had to “edit out” a whole bunch of “fluff, stuff, discussions, and comments”, I may have missed a thing or two. Plus, there may be a meeting or two that I don’t have digital copy of

Either way, if you want to read the “fluff, stuff, discussions, and comments”, just click on the links provided.

JANUARY 15, 2008

ROLL CALL  

Mayor Gurpal Samra

Mayor Pro-Tem William Ingram

Council Member Frank Vierra

Council Member Rodrigo Espinoza

Council Member Roy Soria

PUBLIC HEARING

3.     Consider Introducing and Waiving the first Reading of an Ordinance Establishing charges and Fees for Water Services in the City of Livingston, and Whether to Phase the Rate Increase in Immediately or Over a Three Year or Five Year Period.  

Motion: M/S Ingram/Soria to continue the Public Hearing to the Council’s regular meeting of February 5, 2008.  

RECESS

After… discussion, Mayor Pro-Tem Ingram moved to introduce and waive the first reading of an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Livingston Amending Title 11, Chapter 3, Section 1 (E) of the Livingston Municipal Code: (Motor Vehicles and Traffic, Stopping, Standing or Parking) Relating to Tow Trucks in the City of Livingston. The motion was seconded by Mayor Samra and failed to carry by the following vote:

AYES:          Council Members:           Samra, Ingram

NOES:         Council Members:           Soria, Vierra

ABSENT:      Council Members:           None

ABSTAIN:     Council Members:           Espinoza

CONSENT CALENDAR

5.     Resolution 2008-1 Accepting the Improvements for the Little Guys Basin Backfill Project, Authorizing the City Clerk to file a Notice of completion with Merced County and Authorizing the City Manager to Release Performance and Materials Bonds and to Make Final Payment of Retention Monies to G.T. Engineering, Inc.  

6.     Resolution 2008-2 Approving the Annual Local Transportation Fund (LTF) Claim to be filed with the Merced County Association of Governments (MCAG) for fiscal Year 2007-2008.  

7.     City of Livingston Response to Grand Jury Report Complaint 06-07-15: city of Livingston Sewer Trunk Line.  

8.     Denial of claim for Damages from Maria S. Valencia.  

9.     Approval of Warrant Register Dated December 27, 2007, as amended.

10.   Approval of Warrant Register Dated January 4, 2008.

11.   Approval of Minutes of City Council Meeting Held on December 4, 2007.

Motion: M/S Soria/Ingram to approve the Consent Calendar items including those items that were amended. The motion carried 5-0.

DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS  

12. Resolution of Intention to Approve an Amendment to the Contract Between the Board of Administration of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System and the City Council of the City of Livingston and Waive the First Reading and Introduce Ordinance No. 554 Authorizing the Amendment to the Contract Between the City of Livingston and the Board of Administration of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System.  

The item was presented by Assistant City Manager/Finance Director Lewis.

Motion: M/S Ingram/Soria to adopt Resolution No. 2008-3, The motion carried 5-0 by the following vote:

AYES:         Council Members:           Espinoza, Ingram, Samra, Soria, Vierra

NOES:         Council Members:           None

ABSENT:    Council Members:           None

FEBRUARY 5, 2008 

REGULAR MEETING 

Mayor Gurpal Samra

Mayor Pro-Tem William Ingram

Council Member Frank Vierra

Council Member Rodrigo Espinoza

Council Member Roy Soria

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA

City Manager Warne asked that Agenda Item #4 be removed from the agenda and tabled to a future meeting. The agenda item pertains to the continued Public Hearing establishing charges and fees for water services.

AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS, APPOINTMENTS AND PROCLAMATIONS

2.     Presentation and Adoption of Resolution in Recognition of the 70th anniversary of Saint Jude Thaddeus Roman Catholic Church.

Motion: M/S Ingram/Soria to adopt Resolution No. 2008-04, acknowledging the 70th anniversary of Saint Jude Thaddeus Roman Catholic Church. The motion carried 5-0.

PUBLIC HEARING

3.     Continued Public Hearing: Consider Introducing and Waiving the First Reading of an Ordinance Establishing Charges and Fees for Water Services in the City of Livingston, and Whether to Phase the Rate Increase in Immediately or Over a Three Year or Five Year Period.

Motion: MS Soria/Espinoza to continue the Public Hearing to the march 4, 2008, regular Council meeting. The motion carried 4-0-1.

CONSENT CALENDAR

5. Resolution No. 2008-5 Rejecting All Bids for the Vintage West Basin Backfill Project.

6. Waive the Second Reading and Adopt Ordinance no. 564 Authorizing the Amendment to the contract Between the city of Livingston and the Board of Administration of the California Public Employees’ retirement System.

7.  Denial of Claim for Damages from Anali Mendoza.

8.     Denial of Claim Relating to Edna Affholter, et. al. vs. Merced Irrigation District.

9.     Approval of Warrant Register Dated January 30, 2008.

10. Approval of Minutes of City Council Meeting Held on January 15, 2008.

Motion: M/S Samra/Soria to approve the Consent Calendar items as presented. The motion carried 4-0-1.

DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS

11.  City Council Guidance on City code Enforcement Officer.

Continued to the next regular meeting at the request of Mayor Pro-tem Ingram.

12.  Resolution rescinding Resolution 2006-01 and amending the Parks and Recreation Fee Policy to Reflect memorial Park Kitchen Rental Fees and Permit Staff approval for Park Rentals for More than 200 People.

Motion: MS Soria/Espinoza to submit this item for Parks and Recreation commission review and recommendation. The motion carried 4-0-1.

13. City Council Guidance on appointment of Parks and Recreation Commissioner.

It was subsequently the consensus of the Council to re-advertise the position for a possible appointment at the March 4, 2008, meeting.

FEBRUARY 19, 2008

CALL TO ORDER

ROLL CALL

Mayor Gurpal Samra

Mayor Pro-Tem William Ingram

Council Member Frank Vierra (Excused Absence)

Council Member Rodrigo Espinoza

Council Member Roy Soria (Excused Absence)

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA

At the request of Council member Vierra, items 5, 14, and 16 were continued to the next meeting.

PUBLIC HEARING

5.  Introduce and Waive the First Reading of an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Livingston Amending the Title of Section 5-5-3, Mobile Homes, Trailer or Boats, Section 5-5-3(2), and Section 5-3-16-1(A) 3 b, Setback Exceptions, and Adding Sections 5-3-16-1(B) Amortization, (C) enforcement, (D) Disposal, and (E) Penalty to the Livingston Municipal code.

This item was continued to the next regular meeting.

CONSENT CALENDAR

The following items were presented for Council consideration under the Consent Agenda

6. Livingston Community Network’s Use of Memorial Park for Second Annual Multi-cultural Festival.

7. Resolution Accepting the Arakelian Park Storm Drain Lift Station Improvements, Authorizing the City Clerk to File a Notice of completion n with Merced County, and Authorizing the City Manager to Make a Reimbursement Payment for the cost of Improvements to McRoy-Wilbur communities, Inc.

8. Resolution Approving an Application for Land and Water Conservation Fund Assistance for the Livingston Sports Complex Picnic area Project and Appointing the City Manager to Act as Agent for the Land and Water Conservation Fund Program (LWCF) Grant application with the Office of Grants and Local Services of the State of California Department of Parks and Recreation.

9. Resolution Accepting the HES Project No. STPLH-5256 (005) Intersection Improvements and New Traffic Signal at the “B” Street and Winton Parkway Intersection, Authorizing the City Clerk to File A Notice of Completion with Merced County, and Authorizing the City Manager to Release Performance and Materials Bonds and to Make Final Payment of Retention Monies to Teichert construction, Inc.

10.Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Enter into an Agreement with condor Earth Technologies, Inc. for the Environmental Assessment of the Foster Farms’ Industrial Waste Water Treatment Plant.

11.Approval of Warrant Register Dated February 13, 2008.

12. Approval of Minutes of City council Meeting Held on February 5, 2008.

Item #10 was pulled by city Attorney Subramanian to explain there were some minor changes to the attached contract.

Mayor Pro-Tem Ingram abstained from discussion and voting on item #7 due to a conflict of interest (he currently leases a home from Mcroy-Wlbur communities). The item was subsequently removed from the agenda and continued because there were two council Members absent and there would be no majority votes.

Motion: M/S Ingram/Espinoza to approve the consent agenda with the exception of item #7 and including the amendments to item #10. The motion carried 3-0-2

DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS

15.  Resolution Amending the Parks ad Recreation Fee Policy to Reflect memorial Park Kitchen Rental Fees and Authorize Staff to approve park Rentals of More than 200 People.

Motion: M/S Ingram/Espinoza to adopt resolution No. 2008-09 The motion carried 3-0-3 by the following vote:

AYES:             Council Members:          Espinoza, Ingram, Samra

NOES:             Council Members:          None

ABSENT:        Council Members:          Soria, Vierra

16. Approval of Warrant No. 64722 to Direct Towing.

Due to the abstention of council Member Espinoza, this item was continued to the next regular meeting.

ADJOURNMENT

MARCH 18, 2008

REGULAR MEETING

ROLL CALL

Mayor Gurpal Samra

Mayor Pro-Tem William Ingram

Council Member Frank Vierra

Council Member Rodrigo Espinoza

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA

At the request of City Manager Warne, Item No. 3, City of Livingston Travel Allowances and Business Expense Reimbursement Policies, was removed from the agenda and tabled to the April 1, 2008, meeting.

CONSENT CALENDAR

 The following items were considered by the Council under the Consent Calendar:

1. Waive the Second Reading and Approve Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Livingston Amending the Title of Section 5-5-3, Mobile Homes, Trailer or Boats, Section 5-5-3

(2), and Section 5-3-16-1 (A) 3 b, Setback Exceptions of the Livingston Municipal Code.

 2. Resolution Expressing Intent to Enforce Ordinance 565, Including Prohibited Freestanding Accessory Buildings and Structures in Residential Districts Except as Allowed by Section 5-3-16 of the Municipal Code.

3. City of Livingston Travel Allowances and Business Expense Reimbursement Policies and Procedures. Pulled and tabled to next meeting.

4. Approval of Warrant Register Dated March 12, 2008.

Motion: M/S Espinoza/Soria to approve Items 1 and 4. The motion carried 5-0.

Item No. 2 was pulled for discussion.

Item #2 – City Manager Warne noted the item will grandfather in the non-conforming structures as directed by the City Council at the March 4, 2008, meeting.

Motion: M/S Vierra/Ingram to adopt Resolution No. 2008-14. The motion carried 5-0.

DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS

5. Proposition 1B Funds For Roadway Rehabilitation Within the City and to Authorize the City Manager to Act on the City’s Behalf for Matters Pertaining to Proposition 1B Funding.

Motion: M/S Ingram/Vierra to adopt Resolution No. 2008-The motion carried 5-0 by the following vote:

AYES: Council Members: Espinoza, Ingram, Samra, Soria, Vierra

NOES: Council Members: None

ABSENT: Council Members: None

6. Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Livingston, Amending Chapter 14 of Title I of the Livingston Municipal Code Regarding Claims Against the City of Livingston.

Motion: M/S Vierra/Soria to introduce and waive the first reading of Ordinance No. 566, The motion carried 5-0 by the following vote:

AYES: Council Members: Espinoza, Ingram, Samra, Soria, Vierra

NOES: Council Members: None

ABSENT: Council Members: None

ADJOURNMENT

APRIL 1, 2008

REGULAR MEETING

ROLL CALL

Mayor Gurpal Samra

Mayor Pro-Tem William Ingram

Council Member Frank Vierra

Council Member Rodrigo Espinoza

Council Member Roy Soria

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA

Motion: M/S Soria/Ingram to add Item 1-A relating to a Proclamation for National Public Safety Communications Workers’ Week. The motion carried 5-0.

Council Member Vierra asked that Item No. 3 on the Consent Agenda (Merced County Association of Governments Work Program and Budget for Fiscal Year 2008/2009) be pulled for discussion as well as Warrant No. 65024.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

2. Resolution Approving Submittal of a Grant Application to the State Housing and Community Development (HCD) Department for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to Support Reconstruction of the Court Theater.

Motion: M/S Vierra/Ingram to adopt Resolution No. 2008-16. The motion carried 5-0 by the following vote:

AYES: Council Members: Espinoza, Ingram, Samra, Soria, Vierra

NOES: Council Members: None

ABSENT: Council Members: None

CONSENT CALENDAR

The following items were presented for Council consideration under the Consent Calendar:

3. Approval of Merced County Association of Governments Work Program and Budget for Fiscal Year 2008/2009.

4. City of Livingston Access to Public City Council Meeting Minutes: Policy and Procedure.

5. Waive the Second Reading and Adopt Ordinance No. 566, an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Livingston Amending Chapter 14 to Title 1 of the Livingston Municipal Code Regarding Claims Against the City of Livingston.

6. Approval of Warrant Register Dated March 26, 2008.

7. Approval of Minutes of City Council Meeting Held on March 4, 2008.

8. Approval of Minutes of City Council Meeting Held on March 18, 2008.

At the request of Council Member Vierra, Item No. 3 was pulled for discussion as well as Warrant No. 65024.

Motion: M/S Soria/Vierra to approve the Consent Calendar with the exception of Item No. 3 and Warrant No. 65024. The motion carried 5-0.

Discussed Warrant 65024. This is a reimbursement for Red Ribbon Week expenditure. It was then determined that it should be Warrant No. 65025, not Warrant No. 65024.

Motion: M/S Ingram/Espinoza to approve Warrant No. 65025. The motion failed to carry.

Motion: M/S Vierra/Ingram to approve Warrant No. 65024. The motion carried 5-0.

Motion: M/S Ingram/Espinoza to approve Warrant No. 65025. The motion carried 4-0-1, with Council Member Vierra abstaining due to a conflict of interest.

Motion: M/S Ingram/Espinoza to approve Item No. 3 relating to MCAG. The motion carried 3-2-0, with Council Members Vierra and Soria voting no.

ADJOURNMENT

APRIL 15, 2008

ROLL CALL

Mayor Gurpal Samra (Excused Absence)

Mayor Pro-Tem William Ingram

Council Member Frank Vierra (Excused Absence)

Council Member Rodrigo Espinoza

Council Member Roy Soria

REGULAR MEETING

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA

City Manager Warne asked that Item No. 11 be pulled from the agenda and tabled to the May 6, 2008, regular meeting. The item pertains to an interim ordinance adopting and imposing a temporary moratorium on the conversion of Mobile Home Parks to residential ownership and/or single family residences pursuant to Government Code Section 65858.

CONSENT CALENDAR

The following consent agenda items were presented to for the City Council’s consideration: 

1. Proceedings Under the Landscape and Lighting Act of 1972, Division 15, Part 2 of the California Streets and Highways Code, et. seq., for the Approval to Annex Territory into the City of Livingston Consolidated Landscape and Streetlight Maintenance Assessment District No. 1 as Annexation No. 14 (Gallo/Livingston Commons Commercial), Declaring the City’s Intention to Levy and Collect Assessments for Fiscal Year 2008/2009, Approval of the Engineer’s Report and Setting a Time and Place for a Public Hearing (Resolution No. 2008-17).

2. Proceedings Under the Benefit Assessment Act of 1982, Government Code Section 54703, et. seq., Approving the Formation of City of Livingston Benefit Assessment District No. 16 (Gallo/Livingston Commons Commercial), Declaring the City’s Intention to Levy and Collect Assessments for Fiscal Year 2008/2009, Approval of the Engineer’s Report and Setting a Time and Place for a Public Hearing (Resolution No. 2008-18).

3. Imitating Proceedings Under the Landscape and Lighting Act of 1972, Division 15, Part 2, of the California Streets and Highways Code, et. seq., Declaring the City’s Intention to Levy and Collect Assessments Within the City’s Landscape and Lighting Maintenance Assessment District for Fiscal Year 2008/2009, Approval of the Engineer’s Report and Setting a Time and a Place for a Public Hearing (Resolution No. 2008-19).

4. Initiating Proceedings under the Benefit Assessment Act of 1982, Government Code Section 54717, et. seq., Declaring the City’s Intention to Levy and Collect Assessments Within the City’s Benefit Assessment Districts for Fiscal Year 2008/2009, Approval of the Engineer’s Report and Setting a Time and Place for a Public Hearing (Resolution No. 2008-20).

5. Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Enter into an Agreement with the Planning Center for the Environmental Assessment of the Gallo Mixed Use Project Site (Resolution No. 2008-21).

6. Resolution for the Acceptance of the First Street and Front Street Sidewalk Installation Project, Authorizing the City Clerk to File a Notice of Completion with Merced County and Authorizing the City Manager to Release Performance and Materials Bonds and to make Final Payment to Teichert Construction (Resolution No. 2008-22).

7. City of Livingston Public Records Policies and Procedures.

8. City of Livingston Travel Allowances and Business Expense Reimbursement Policies and Procedures.

9. Approval of Warrant Register Dated April 9, 2008.

10. Approval of Minutes of City Council Meeting Held on April 1, 2008.

City Manager Warne asked that item No. 5 be pulled for discussion.

Council Member Soria favored keeping the item on the consent calendar.

Pro Tem asked that the item be pulled from the consent agenda for discussion.

Motion: M/S Soria/Espinoza to approve the consent calendar with the exception of Item No. 5. The motion carried 3-0-2.

At the request of Mayor Pro-Tem Ingram, Community Development Director Kenney presented Item No. 5, an item authorizing the City Manager to enter into contract with Planning Partners for the environmental assessment of the Gallo Mixed Use Project.

Motion: M/S Espinoza/Soria to approve Item No. 5 as presented. The motion carried 3-0-2.

 DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS

11. Waive the First and Second Readings and Adopt an Interim Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Livingston Adopting and Imposing a Temporary Moratorium on the Conversion of Mobile Home Parks to Residential Ownership and/or Single Family Residences Pursuant to Government Code Section 65858.Pulled from the agenda and tabled to the regular meeting of May 6, 2008.

12. Introduce and Waive the First Reading of an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Livingston Amending Title 7, Chapter 4 of the Livingston Municipal Code Relating to Fireworks.

Motion: M/S Soria/Espinoza to introduce and waive the first reading of Ordinance No. 567. The motion carried 3-0-2 by the following vote:

AYES: Council Members: Espinoza, Ingram, Soria

NOES: Council Members: None

ABSENT: Council Members: Samra, Vierra

13. Introduce and Waive the First Reading of an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Livingston Establishing Policies, Rules and Regulations Governing Disaster Preparedness and Response Management and Coordination Within the City of Livingston and Adding Chapter 17 to Title 1 of the Livingston Municipal Code.

Motion: M/S Soria/Espinoza to introduce and waive the first reading of Ordinance No. 568. The motion carried 3-0-2 by the following vote:

AYES: Council Members: Espinoza, Ingram, Soria

NOES: Council Members: None

ABSENT: Council Members: Samra, Vierra

14. Introduce and Waive the First Reading of an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Livingston Repealing and Reserving Chapter 3 of Title7 of the Livingston Municipal Code Governing Fire Limits.

Motion: M/S Soria/Espinoza to waive the first reading and introduce Ordinance No. 569. The motion carried 3-0-2 by the following vote:

AYES: Council Members: Espinoza, Ingram, Soria

NOES: Council Members: None

ABSENT: Council Members: Samra, Vierra

ADJOURNMENT

JOINT LIVINGSTON CITY COUNCIL AND

PLANNING COMMISSION SPECIAL MEETING

JUNE 10, 2008

(Note from TheSnail: OK, I know there wasn’t anything actually voted on here, but it was a meeting and some pretty important things  were discussed and it sure would have been nice to have had All the Council and All the Commission there that night to hear what was presented.)[1]

ROLL CALL

Council Members Present: Mayor Samra, Mayor Pro-Tempore Ingram, and Council Members Soria and Vierra

Council Members Absent: Council Member Espinoza (excused)

Commissioners Present: Chair Avila, Vice-Chair Benafield, and Commissioner Blevins

Commissioners Absent: Commissioner Alvear (excused) and Commissioner Silva (excused)

Staff Present: Arredondo, Kenney, Lewis, Warne, and Donnelly

WORKSHOP ITEMS

DISCUSSION ON COMMERCIAL PAINT COLORS AND THE 2004 LIVINGSTON DESIGN GUIDE.

DISCUSSION ON CITY LANDSCAPING REQUIREMENTS.

DISCUSSION OF CITY COUNCIL AND PLANNING COMMISSION GOALS AND PRIORITIES.[2]

ADJOURNMENT


[1] I’m getting just a little bit tired of council person’s claims of either knowing something s/he really doesn’t know, or not being informed about stuff s/he should know about when s/he was actually absent from the meeting in the first place. L

[2] Goals and Priorities? Goals and Priorities? They actually talked about Goals and Priorities? You’d get the impression from the talk at Council Meetings lately, that such things were never ever, discussed at Council Meetings before! (Or am I missing something?)

JUNE 17, 2008

REGULAR MEETING

ROLL CALL

Mayor Gurpal Samra

Mayor Pro-Tem William Ingram

Council Member Frank Vierra

Council Member Rodrigo Espinoza

Council Member Roy Soria

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA

Council Member Vierra asked that Item #3 be pulled for discussion and that he will abstain from discussing or voting on Item #9, therefore Item #9 was pulled for separate consideration.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

2. Introduce and Waive the First and Second Readings and Adopt an Urgency Ordinance of the City Council of Livingston Adopting and Imposing a Temporary Moratorium on the Conversion of Mobile Home Parks to Residential Ownership and/or Single Family Residences Pursuant to Government Code Section 65858.  

Motion: M/S Ingram/Vierra  (Note: Nope! I double checked my digital copy of the Draft Minutes and I don’t have the final vote-sorry)

CONSENT CALENDAR

3. Waive the Second Reading and Adopt Ordinance No. 573, an Ordinance of the City Council of Livingston Amending Section 4-2-8-3 of the Livingston Municipal Code: Industrial Zone District Signage.

 Pulled by Council Member Vierra.

4. Award Bid to Taylor Renovation, Inc. to Repair City House Damaged by Fire.

5. Resolution No. 2008-33 Approving Submittal of an Application for the 2008 CalHome Grant for a First Time Homebuyer Assistance and Owner Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program Within the City Limits.

6. Direction to the City Manager to Review the City’s Conflict of Interest Code Pursuant to the Political Reform Act of 1974.

7. Resolution No. 2008-34 for Final Acceptance of Street Improvements on Dwight Way Completed as Part of the Indo American Community Center Project, Authorize the City Clerk to File a Notice of Completion and Direct the City Manager to Release Security Posted for the Improvements.

8. Resolution No. 2008-35 Approving the Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation and First-Time Homebuyer Program Guidelines.

9. Authorization for the City Manager to Generate and Enter into an Agreement with the Merced Union High School District for the Installation of the High School Camera System as Funded by the U.S. Department of Justice under the COPS Secure Our Schools Grant Program.

Pulled by Mayor Pro-Tem Ingram.

10. Approval of Warrant Register Dated June 11, 2008.

Pulled by Mayor Pro-Tem Ingram

11. Approval of Minutes of City Council Meeting Held on June 3, 2008.

12. Approval of Minutes of City Council Meeting Held on June 5, 2008.

 Motion: M/S Vierra/Soria to approve the consent calendar except for Items #3 and #9. The motion carried 4-1-0., with Mayor Pro-Tem Ingram voting no.

Mayor Pro-Tem Ingram asked to pull Item #10.

Upon the advice of City Attorney Subramanian, Mayor Samra made a motion to reconsider

Item #10. The motion was seconded by Council Member Espinoza and carried 5-0.

Item #10 was discussed and Mayor Pro-Tem Ingram moved to approve the item. Mayor Samra seconded the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

Item No. 3 – Motion: M/S Ingram/Espinoza to waive the second reading and adopt Ordinance No. 573 amending Section 4-2-8-3 of the Livingston Municipal Code: Industrial Zone District Signage. The motion carried 4-1-0 by the following vote:

AYES: Council Members: Espinoza, Ingram, Samra, Soria

NOES: Council Members: Vierra

ABSENT: Council Members: None

Item #9 – Motion: M/S Soria/Ingram to authorize the City Manager to enter into an agreement with the Merced Union High School District for the installation of the camera system at Livingston High School funded by the U.S. Department of Justice under the COPS Secure Our Schools Grant Program. The motion carried 4-0-1 with Council Member Vierra abstaining due to a conflict of interest as he is an employee of the MUHSD.

Motion: M/S Ingram/Samra to approve Warrant No. 65560. The motion carried 5-0.

ADJOURNMENT

AUGUST 5, 2008

ROLL CALL

Mayor Gurpal Samra

Mayor Pro-Tem William Ingram

Council Member Frank Vierra

Council Member Rodrigo Espinoza

Council Member Roy Soria

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA

City Manager Warne requested that Item #7 on the consent agenda be pulled for discussion.

AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS, APPOINTMENTS AND PROCLAMATIONS

1. Fire Department Presentation – Robert Bonilla, CALFIRE/Merced County FireDepartment and Jose Flores, Livingston Volunteer Fire Chief. 

City Manager Warne noted that the City Council approved the funding for the new equipment. The Council subsequently took pictures with the Fire Department staff.

2. Presentation and Approval of a Community Emergency Notification System.

Motion: M/S Ingram/Vierra to approve a one year contract with Code Red Emergency Notifications Systems for the implementation of a Livingston Community Emergency Notification System. The motion carried 5-0.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

3. Resolution to Report to the Public the City of Livingston’s Progress on all Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Activities, Discuss the City’s Fiscal Year 2008-2009 CDBG Programs and Solicit Citizen Input.

Motion: M/S Ingram/Soria to adopt Resolution No. 2008-44, accepting and authorizing the following reports prepared by RM Associates and submitted to the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) in relation to the funded grants:

Grant 04-PTAA-03325 Community Facility Feasibility Study Downtown Enhancement Plan Grant 05 PTAA-1453

Income Survey

Exterior Housing Condition Survey

Economic Development Study

 The motion carried 5-0 by the following vote:

AYES: Council Members: Espinoza, Ingram, Samra, Soria, Vierra

NOES: Council Members: None

ABSENT: Council Members: None

4. Administrative Appeal 2008-01, Concerning the Approved Conditional Use Permit 2008-03 for the Electric Needle Room. Community Development Director Kenney presented the agenda item.

Motion: M/S Ingram/Espinoza to uphold the decision of the Livingston Planning Commission to approve Conditional Use Permit 2008-03 for the Electric Needle Room.

The motion carried 5-0.

5. Resolution Setting the City of Livingston’s Gann Appropriations Limit for the Fiscal Year 2008-2009.

The agenda item was presented by Assistant City Manager/Finance Director Lewis.

Motion: M/S Ingram/Espinoza to adopt Resolution No. 2008-45 setting the City of Livingston’s Gann Appropriations Limit for Fiscal Year 2008/2009 at $3,485,387.

The motion carried 5-0 by the following vote:

AYES: Council Members: Espinoza, Ingram, Samra, Soria, Vierra

NOES: Council Members: None

ABSENT: Council Members: None

6. Review and Discussion of City Fiscal Year 2008-2009 Budget. 

City Manager Warne presented and reviewed the City’s Fiscal Year 2008-2009 Budget highlights. He pointed out that the agenda item was not to adopt the budget, but to take public comments and receive City Council guidance.

No action was taken by the Council.

Council Member Espinoza asked that Item #10 on the consent agenda be pulled for discussion.

CONSENT CALENDAR

The following consent calendar items were presented for the City Council’s consideration;

7. Resolution No. 2008-46 Awarding a Construction Contract for the Rehabilitation of Various City Streets 2008 (Project A) and Proposition 1-B Roadway Rehabilitation Project (Project B) to Top Grade Construction, Inc.

Pulled by City Manager Warne.

8. Resolution No. 2008-47 Authorizing the City Manager to Enter into an Agreement with J.B. Anderson Land Use Planning for the Housing Element Update.

9. Resolution No. 2008-48 Approving Submittal of a Grant Application to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for HOME Investment Partnerships Program Funds.

10. Waive the Second Reading and Adopt Ordinance No. 575, an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Livingston Amending Chapter 8 of Title 1 of the Livingston Municipal Code Relating to Nuisances and Property Maintenance Relating to Abandoned Vehicles. Pulled by Council Member Espinoza.

11. Approval of Warrant Register Dated July 8, 2008.

12. Approval of Warrant Register Dated August 1, 2008.

13. Approval of Minutes of City Council Meeting Held on July 15, 2008. Motion: M/S Ingram/Espinoza to approve Items 8, 9, 11, 12 and 13. The motion carried 5-0.

Item #7

Three of the Council Members have a conflict of interest because they live within 500 feet of the selected streets.

Council Members with conflicts are required to place their names in a container, and one would be chosen by lot to vote.

 Motion: M/S Soria/Ingram to adopt Resolution No. 2008-46 awarding the construction contract for the aforementioned street projects to Top Grade Construction, Inc. The motion carried 3-0-2 by the following vote:

AYES: Council Members: Ingram, Samra, Soria

NOES: Council Members: None

ABSENT: Council Members: None

ABSTAIN: Council Members: Espinoza, Vierra

Item #10

Motion: M/S Soria/Vierra to waive the second reading of Ordinance No. 575, as noted above.

The motion carried 3-0-1-1 by the following vote:

AYES: Council Members: Samra, Soria, Vierra

NOES: Council Members: None

ABSENT: Council Members: Ingram

ABSTAIN: Council Members: Espinoza

DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS

14. Approval of Warrant No. 65780 to Direct Towing.

Motion: Soria/Vierra to approve Warrant No. 65780 to Direct Towing. The motion carried 3-0-1-1 with Mayor Pro-Tem Ingram absent and Council Member Espinoza abstaining due to a conflict of interest.

ADJOURNMENT August 5

AUGUST 19, 2008

REGULAR MEETING

ROLL CALL

   Mayor Gurpal Samra (Excused Absence)

   Mayor Pro-Tem William Ingram

   Council Member Frank Vierra

   Council Member Rodrigo Espinoza

   Council Member Roy Soria

CLOSED SESSION ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Mayor (pro tem?)announced that during Closed Session:

1.The City Council voted 4-0 to reject a claim for damages against the City. 

2.  The City Council voted 4-0 to join the City of Anaheim on the pending medical marijuana case before the State Supreme Court.  There is no cost to the City to add its name to the case.

AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS, APPOINTMENTS AND PROCLAMATIONS

1. Appointment to Citizens’ Advisory Committee.

Motion:  M/S Soria/Vierra to appoint Rosa Kindred-Winzer to the Citizens’ Advisory Committee.  The motion carried 4-0.

CONSENT CALENDAR

The following items under the consent calendar were presented for City Council consideration:

1.     Approval of City Fiscal Year 2008-2009 Budget.

The item was pulled for discussion by Mayor Pro-Tem Ingram.

2.     A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Livingston Approving an Amendment to the Current Memorandum of Understanding Between the City of Livingston and the Livingston Police Officers’ Association (Resolution 2008-49).

3.     A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Livingston Approving an Amendment to the Current Memorandum of Understanding Between the City of Livingston and the Livingston Supervisory Employees Association (Resolution No. 2008-50).

4.  Denial of Claim for Damages from Maria Vasquez.

5.     Approval of Warrant Register Dated August 14, 2008.

6.     Approval of Minutes of City Council Meeting Held on August 5, 2008.

Motion:  M/S Espinoza/Vierra to approve the Consent Calendar items with the exception of Item #2.  The motion carried 4-0.

ITEM #2 

Mayor Pro-Tem Ingram… made a motion that the City Manager cannot approve any expenditure over $10,000 without City Council approval.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Espinoza.  The motion failed to carry by a vote of 2-2.  Council Members Soria and Vierra voted no.

Motion:  M/S Soria/Espinoza to adopt Resolution No. 2008-51 approving the City Fiscal Year 2008-2009 Budget.  The motion carried 4-0 by the following vote:

AYES:        Council Members:          Espinoza, Ingram, Soria, Vierra

NOES:       Council Members:          None

ABSENT:   Council Members:          Samra

ADJOURNMENT August 19, 2009

 

REGULAR MEETING

ROLL CALL

   Mayor Gurpal Samra

   Mayor Pro-Tem William Ingram

   Council Member Frank Vierra

   Council Member Rodrigo Espinoza

   Council Member Roy Soria

AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS, APPOINTMENTS AND PROCLAMATIONS    

1.     Presentation of Resolution Designating October 6-15, 2008, as “The Eighth Annual Binational Health Week” to Noemi Flores, Chair, and Henrietta Barrera, Co-Chair, Merced County Binational Health Week Task Force.

Motion:  M/S Ingram/Soria to adopt Resolution No. 2008-52 designating October 6-15, 2008, as “The Eighth Annual Binational Health Week.”  The motion carried 5-0.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

     2.  Revised Public Draft 2025 General Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR). 

Motion:  M/S Samra/Ingram to continue this matter to the meeting of October 21, 2008.  The motion carried 5-0. 

CONSENT CALENDAR

The following consent calendar items were presented for the City Council’s consideration:

3.  Resolution No. 2008-53 for the Acceptance of the Safe Routes to Schools Grant, Cycle 6 Project, Authorizing the City Clerk to File a Notice of Completion with Merced County, and Authorizing the City Manager to Release Performance and Material Bonds and to Make Final Payment of Retention Monies to BDS Construction, Inc.

4. Resolution No. 2008-54 Accepting the Subdivision Improvements for Parkside at Livingston, Unit 2, a Residential Subdivision, Authorizing the City Clerk to File a Notice of Completion with Merced County, and Authorizing the City Manager to Release the Faithful Performance, Labor and Material Bonds.

5.  Memorandum of Understanding Between the City of Livingston and the Merced Union High School District Regarding the School Resource Officer (SRO) Program.

6.     Denial of Claim for Damages from Rigoberto Gonzalez and Maria Molina.

7.     Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on August 19, 2008, as amended.

8.     Approval of Warrant Register Dated September 5, 2008. 

9.     Approval of Warrant Register Dated October 1, 2008.

Motion:  M/S Vierra/Soria to approve the Consent Calendar items as presented.  The motion carried 5-0.

DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS         

10. Approval of Warrant No. 66262 to Direct Towing.

Motion:  M/S Ingram/Vierra to approve Warrant No. 66262 to Direct Towing.  The motion carried 4-0.

ADJOURNMENT October 7 2009

OCTOBER 21, 2008

REGULAR MEETING

ROLL CALL

   Mayor Gurpal Samra

   Mayor Pro-Tem William Ingram

   Council Member Frank Vierra

   Council Member Rodrigo Espinoza

   Council Member Roy Soria

PUBLIC HEARINGS

1.Approval of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the 2025 General Plan Update Project, and Approval of the 2025 General Plan Update. 

Motion:  M/S Ingram/Espinoza to adopt Resolution No. 2008-55 approving the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the 2005 General Plan Update Project, and the 2005 General Plan Update.  The motion carried 5-0 by the following vote:

AYES:        Council Members:          Espinoza, Ingram, Samra, Soria, Vierra

NOES:       Council Members:          None

ABSENT:   Council Members:          None

CONSENT CALENDAR

The following consent calendar items were presented for Council consideration:

2.     Denial of Claim for Damages from Armando Pimentel.

3.     Denial of Claim for Damages from Sen Le.

4.     Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on October 7, 2008.

5.     Approval of Warrant Register Dated October 16, 2008.

Motion:  M/S Ingram/Soria to approve the consent calendar as presented.  The motion carried 5-0.

ADJOURNMENT October 21 2009

NOVEMBER 18, 2008

CALL TO ORDER     

ROLL CALL

   Mayor Gurpal Samra

   Mayor Pro-Tem William Ingram

   Council Member Frank Vierra

   Council Member Rodrigo Espinoza

   Council Member Roy Soria

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA

City Manager Warne requested that Items 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 14 and 15 be pulled from the agenda and postponed to a future meeting.

CONFIRMATION OF CANVASS OF MUNICIPAL ELECTION

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, 2008, Held in and for the City of Livingston and Declaring the Results of Said Election.

Postponed to a future meeting.

OATHS OF OFFICE

2. City Clerk will administer the Oaths of Office to Mayor-elect, Council Members-elect, and City Treasurer-elect.

Administration of the Oath of Office to Council Member-elect Martha S. Nateras.

Postponed to a future meeting.

AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS, APPOINTMENTS AND PROCLAMATIONS

3. Mayor Varela will present plaques to out-going Mayor, Council Member and City Clerk.

Postponed to a future meeting.

CITY COUNCIL REORGANIZATION

4. Nomination and Election of Mayor Pro-Tempore.

Postponed to a future meeting. 

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

Postponed to a future meeting.

CONSENT CALENDAR

The Council considered Items 10-13 on the Consent Calendar. 

6.     Resolution Designating Certain Signatures for City Bank Accounts.

Postponed to a future meeting.

7.     Resolution Accepting the Partial Subdivision Improvements (Except for Water Well Improvements) for Sun Valley Estates (Somerset), a Residential Subdivision, Directing the City Clerk to File a Notice of Completion with Merced County and Authorizing the City Manager to Release the Subdivision Improvements Payment and the Subdivision Improvements Performance Bonds.

Postponed to a future meeting.

8.  Resolution  of the City Council of the City of Livingston Authorizing Implementation of the Provisions of Section 414(h)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code by Making Employee Contributions Pursuant to California Government Code Section 20691 to the Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS). (Resolution No. 2008-56). 

9.  Approval of Contract with URS Environmental Consultants to Conduct Initial Study and Environmental Analysis of Foster Farms Rendering Plant Project.

Postponed to a future meeting.

10.  Resolution of the City Council of the City of Livingston Approving the Annual Local Transportation Fund (LTF) Revised Claim to be filed with the Merced County Association of Governments (MCAG) for Fiscal Year 2008-2009.

Pulled by Council Member Vierra for further discussion.

11.                  Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on October 21, 2008.

12.                  Approval of Warrant Register Dated October 30, 2008.

13.                  Approval of Warrant Register Dated November 13, 2008.

Item #10. 

Motion:  M/S Ingram/Espinoza to adopt Resolution No. 2008-57, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Livingston Approving the Annual Local Transportation Fund (LTF) Revised Claim to be filed with the Merced County Association of Governments (MCAG) for Fiscal Year 2008-2009.  The motion carried 3-2 by the following vote:

AYES:        Council Members:          Espinoza, Ingram, Samra

NOES:       Council Members:          Soria, Vierra

ABSENT:   Council Members:          None

Motion: Ingram/Espinoza to approve Consent Agenda items 8, 11, 12 and 13.  The motion carried 5-0.

DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS         

14.                  City Council Guidance on Planning Commission Appointments.

Postponed to a future meeting.

15.      City Council Guidance on Selection and Appointment of City Clerk.

  Postponed to a future meeting.

ADJOURNMENT November 18 2009

 

DECEMBER 2, 2008

Regular Meeting

ROLL CALL 

Mayor Gurpal Samra

Mayor Pro-Tem William Ingram

Council Member Frank Vierra

Council Member Rodrigo Espinoza

Council Member Roy Soria

CONFIRMATION OF CANVASS OF MUNICIPAL ELECTION

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, 2008, Held in and for the City of Livingston and Declaring the Results of Said Election.

Motion: M/S Ingram/Soria to adopt Resolution No. 2008-58. The motion carried 5-0 by the following vote:

AYES: Council Members: Espinoza, Ingram, Samra, Soria, Vierra

NOES: Council Members: None

ABSENT: Council Members: None

OATHS OF OFFICE

2. City Clerk will administer the Oaths of Office to Mayor-elect, Council Members-elect, and City Treasurer-elect. City Clerk Nateras administered the Oaths of Office to Mayor-elect Daniel Varela, Sr., Council Members-elect Margarita A. Aguilar and Frank Vierra, City Treasurer-Antonio Silva and Deputy City Clerk Donna Barnes. Administration of the Oath of Office to Council Member-elect Martha S. Nateras. Deputy City Clerk Barnes administered the Oath of Office to Council Member-Elect Martha S. Nateras.

 

 CITY COUNCIL REORGANIZATION

7. Nomination and Election of Mayor Pro-Tempore. The Mayor stated his reasons for recommending to the City Council that Frank Vierra be appointed Mayor Pro-Tempore.

Motion: M/S Varela/Nateras to nominate and elect Frank Vierra as Mayor Pro-Tempore.

Council Member Aguilar asked if there could be additional nominations. She nominated Council Member Rodrigo Espinoza. Council Member Espinoza seconded the motion.

City Attorney Subramanian said the Council should vote on the most recent motion. Rodrigo Espinoza was elected Mayor Pro-Tempore by a vote of 5-0.

 

8. Discuss and Make City Council Appointments to City Boards, Commissions and Committees. Mayor Varela requested this item be postponed to the next meeting. 

Motion: M/S Nateras/Espinoza to postpone the item to the regular meeting of December 16, 2008. The motion carried 5-0. 

CONSENT CALENDAR

The following consent agenda items were presented for the Council’s consideration. 

9. Resolution No. 2008-59 Designating Certain Signatures for City Bank Accounts. 

10. Resolution No. 2008-60 Approving a Plan and Budget to Utilize 2008/2009 1B Funds for Roadway Rehabilitation Within the City and to Authorize the City Manager to Act on the City’s Behalf for Matters Pertaining to Proposition 1B Funding.

11. Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on November 18, 2008.

12. Approval of Warrant Register Dated November 21, 2008.

Motion: M/S Vierra/Espinoza to approve the Consent Calendar as presented. The motion carried 5-0.

DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS

13. City Council Guidance on Planning Commission Appointments. Motion: M/S Espinoza/Vierra to advertise the two vacancies in the usual manner. The motion carried 5-0.

14. City Council Guidance on Selection and Appointment of City Clerk. City Manager Warne outlined two options from which the Council could choose:

1. The City Council could advertise, interview and appoint a City Clerk.

2. The City Council could appoint a City Clerk from among its regular City employees. The City Manager would be directed to hire a minute taker for the meetings through the normal City recruitment process. The minute taker can be a current City employee, a new part-time at will employee or an independent contractor.

Motion: M/S Varela/Espinoza to select option #2. The motion carried 5-0.

15. Introduce and Waive First Reading of an Ordinance Amending Title 9, Chapter 5 of the Livingston Municipal Code Relating to Establishing Policies, Rules and Regulations Governing the Provision of Water Services in the City of Livingston. 

Motion: Vierra/Varela to introduce and waive the first reading of Ordinance No. 576. The motion carried 5-0 by the following vote:

AYES: Council Members: Aguilar, Espinoza, Nateras, Varela, Vierra

NOES: Council Members: None

ABSENT: Council Members: None

16. City of Livingston – Independent Auditor’s Report and Financial Statements June 30, 2008 and City of Livingston Local Transportation Development Act Fund – Independent Auditor’s Report and Financial Statements.

Motion: M/S Vierra/Varela to accept and approve the City of Livingston’s Independent Auditor’s Report and Financial Statements for the period ending June 30, 2008, and the City of Livingston’s Local Transportation Development Act Fund Independent Auditor’s Report and Financial Statements. The motion carried 5-0.

ADJOURNMENT

 

REGULAR MEETING

ROLL CALL

   Mayor Daniel Varela, Sr.

   Mayor Pro-Tem Rodrigo Espinoza

   Council Member Frank Vierra

   Council Member Margarita Aguilar

   Council Member Martha Nateras

CLOSED SESSION ANNOUNCEMENTS

The City Council voted 5-0 to retain the firm of  Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann and Gerard of Sacramento to handle all matters pertaining to any City General Plan litigation or General Plan Environmental Impact Report (EIR).

4.     Resolution of the City Council of the City of Livingston Approving the Appointment of Donna Barnes for the Office of City Clerk and Administer the Oath of Office.

Motion:  M/S Espinoza/Nateras to adopt Resolution No. 2008-61 approving the appointment of Donna Barnes for the Office of City Clerk.

Ms. Barnes was sworn in as City Clerk by Vickie Lewis, Deputy City Clerk.

5.     City Council Appointments to City Boards, Commissions and Committees.

Mayor Varela made recommendations for City Council appointments to City Boards, Commissions and Committees and the City Council voted as follows:

Motion:  M/S Aguilar/Nateras to appoint Mayor Varela as the City’s representative on the Merced County Association of Governments (MCAG) Governing Board.  The motion carried 5-0. 

Motion: M/S Nateras/Aguilar to appoint Mayor Pro-Tem Espinoza as the alternate member on the Merced County Association of Governments (MCAG) Governing Board.  The motion carried 5-0.

Motion:  M/S Vierra/Nateras to appoint Mayor Pro-Tem Espinoza as the City liaison to the Merced County Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO).  The motion carried 5-0.

Motion:  M/S Nateras/Aguilar to appoint Council Member Vierra as the City representative to the Central Valley Division League of California Cities (CVDLCC).  The motion carried 5-0. 

Motion:  M/S Vierra/Varela to appoint Council Member Nateras as the alternate representative to the Central Valley Division League of California Cities (CVDLCC).  The motion carried 5-0.

Motion:  M/S Vierra/Espinoza to appoint Council Member Nateras as the City liaison to the Livingston Planning Commission.  The motion carried 5-0.

Motion:  M/S Espinoza/Varela to appoint Council Member Aguilar to the City Warrant Review Committee.  The motion carried 5-0.

Motion:  M/S Aguilar/Varela to appoint Mayor Pro-Tem Espinoza to the City Warrant Review Committee.  The motion carried 5-0.

Motion:  M/S Espinoza/Nateras to appoint Council Member Aguilar as the City liaison to the Livingston Parks and Recreation Commission.  The motion carried 5-0.

Motion:  M/S Aguilar/Vierra to appoint Council Member Nateras as the City liaison to the Livingston Citizens’ Advisory Committee.  The motion carried 5-0.

Motion:  M/S Espinoza/Varela to appoint Council Member Vierra as the City liaison to the Court Theater Committee.  The motion carried 5-0. 

Motion:  M/S Vierra/Varela to appoint Council Member Aguilar as the City liaison to the Court Theater Committee.  The motion carried 5-0. 

6.     Appointment of a City Council Member and Alternate to the Special City Selection Committee.

Motion:  M/S Vierra/Nateras to appoint Mayor Varela as the City’s representative for the Special City Selection Committee of the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control Board.  The motion carried 5-0. 

Motion:  M/S Aguilar/Varela to appoint Mayor Pro-Tem Espinoza as the alternate member on the Special City Selection Committee for the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control Board.  The motion carried 5-0.

CONSENT CALENDAR

The following items were presented for City Council consideration under the Consent Agenda: 

8.     Waive the Second Reading and Adopt Ordinance No. 576, an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Livingston Amending Title 9, Chapter 5 of the Livingston Municipal Code Relating to Establishing Policies, Rules and Regulations Governing the Provision of Water Services in the City of Livingston.

9.     Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on December 2, 2008.

10. Approval of Warrant Register Dated December 11, 2008.

Motion:  M/S Vierra/Nateras to approve the Consent Calendar items as presented.  The motion carried 5-0.

DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS

11. Introduce and Waive the First Reading of an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Livingston Codifying Civil Code Section 2929.3 Relating to Failure to Maintain Vacant Residential Real Properties in Foreclosure. 

M/S Espinoza/Aguilar to postpone this item to the next regular meeting.  The motion failed to carry by a vote of 3-2.

AYES:    Council Members: Espinoza, Aguilar

NOES:    Council Members: Nateras, Varela, Vierra 

Motion:  M/S Vierra/Nateras to waive the first reading of Ordinance No. 577,.  The motion carried 3-2 by the following vote:

     AYES:    Council Members: Nateras, Varela, Vierra

     NOES:    Council Members: Aguilar, Espinoza

     ABSENT: Council Members: None 

12. Introduce and Waive the First Reading of an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Livingston Establishing Policies, Rules and Regulations Governing Grading, Erosion and Sedimentation Control and Adding Chapter 6 to Title 4 of the Livingston Municipal Code.

Motion:  M/S Vierra/Nateras to waive the first reading of Ordinance No. 578,.  The motion (passed) 3-2 by the following vote:

AYES:    Council Members: Nateras, Varela, Vierra

NOES:    Council Members: Aguilar, Espinoza

ABSENT: Council Members: None 

13. Resolution Approving and Adopting an Amended Conflict of Interest Code Pursuant to the Political Reform Act of 1974.

Motion:  M/S Espinoza/Nateras to table this item to the next regular meeting.

The motion carried 5-0. 

14. City Council Guidance on Appointments to the Citizens’ Advisory Committee and Parks and Recreation Commission.

 

Motion:  M/S Varela/Vierra to advertise the vacancies in the usual manner of newspaper articles, posting, the City website and the community cable access channel.

ADJOURNMENT

 

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