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Reception for Chanellor Leland at 5:30 p.m. Monday

Mike Conway

Post Date:08/02/2019

Chancellor honored, fireworks update on agenda>

The City Council will honor UC Merced Chancellor Dorothy Leland and hear an update on the Celebrate Safe Fireworks Campaign at its Monday night meeting.

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

On the agenda:

  • The City will recognize Chancellor Dorothy Leland for her time and contributions to UC Merced and the City of Merced. In addition, a reception will be held in her honor at 5:30 p.m. on the Second Floor Landing outside the Council Chamber prior to the meeting.

  • Hear the final report on the Celebrate Safe Fireworks Campaign 2019 from the Fire Chief and the Police Chief. The campaign is an effort to curb the use of illegal fireworks within the City.

  • Hear a report on the recommended size and configuration of the proposed police station and future fire stations, and funding requirements for a potential bond measure.

  • Conduct a continued public hearing on accessory dwelling units, and consider modifying the City's zoning regulations.

The Council will meet in closed session at 5 p.m. regarding existing 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 web site 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 turned in 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, when it meets the following day.

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