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City Council Meets Monday, July 2, 2018

Frank Quintero

Post Date:06/29/2018

The Council will consider an Ordinance establishing an Arts and Culture Advisory Commission consisting of seven (7) voting members. Future appointees must have expertise, knowledge, or experience in one or more of five fields. The City hopes that creating the Art and Culture Advisory Commission will foster arts in the City and set standards for public art.

The City is hoping to secure funds from the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) grant to design sidewalks located near John Muir School and on Motel Drive. Anticipated grant fund amounts are $67,906 and $53,983 respectively.

The Merced Police Department would like to enter into a one-year agreement with Predpol, Inc., to provide predictive policing software. PredPol's tool enables law enforcement to enhance and better direct patrol resources. The value of the contract is $14,900 and can renewed annually.

The Council will meet in closed session at 5:30 p.m. Monday to discuss employment of a city attorney.

City Council meetings are streamed live on the Internet. A link to the live meeting is on the City's web site at https://cityofmerced.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx. 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 www.cityofmerced.org and is available outside the chambers prior to the meeting. 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 Council meetings.

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