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Council meets Monday night, also on Facebook Live

Mike Conway

Post Date:10/04/2019

Charter measure, zone change on Council agenda  

A ballot measure on Charter amendments and a public hearing on a zone change are on the City Council agenda for its Monday night meeting.

The meeting will be at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers on the second floor of the Merced Civic Center, (City Hall), 678 W. 18th St.

On the agenda:

  • The Council will consider a resolution to place a ballot measure on the March 3, 2020, ballot to amend various sections of the City Charter. The measure would be on the same ballot as the statewide primary election.

  • The Council is being asked to approve a zone change for .52 acres of property at McKee Road and Yosemite Avenue. Council also is being asked to approve a conditional use permit for a mixed-up project at the site and adjacent property that would allow 428 studio apartments and some retail.

  • Also on the agenda is a public hearing on an ordinance to revise the hours of use  in City parks. The ordinance would revise the hours to follow a 'dawn to dusk' approach to enhance public safety in City parks. There would be provisions for special events after hours.

The Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. in closed session to discuss the initiation of litigation.

The meetings are streamed on Facebook Live on the City's Facebook, City of Merced. A link to the live meeting is also on the City's website at Videos of previous meetings can be found at that link, and are tied to each agenda item. Those services are in addition to the live broadcast of the regular meeting on Comcast's Government Channel 96.

The Council agenda is posted online at, outside the chambers prior to the meeting and 72 hours before the meeting at the City Clerk's Office. Request to Speak forms are available at the meeting or can be downloaded from the City's website. Cards must be submitted to the City Clerk in order for a person to be recognized by the Council. Hmong and Spanish translators are available at all regular Council meetings.

The City Council meets the first and third Monday of the month, except when there is a holiday, then it meets the following day.

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