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Council to hold public hearing on budget

Mike Conway

Post Date:05/31/2019

Public hearing on FY 2019/20 Preliminary Budget  

The City Council will hold a public hearing on the Fiscal Year 2019/20 City Manager's Recommended Preliminary Budget 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.

Budget notes:


  • The total City budget is $255 million, with staffing staying at current levels.


  • The General Fund budget is $43.9 million. This includes police, fire, parks and recreation and administrative functions.


  • The Enterprise Funds budget is $124.1 million. These are funds that are fee-based and include refuse, sewer and water.


  • The budget includes $23,000 for Parks and Recreation to fund local groups that will enhance youth programing provided by the City.


  • The complete preliminary budget is online and available at cityofmerced.org.


  • A second public hearing on the budget will be held June 17.


Also on the agenda:


  • A report on the illegal fireworks enforcement and public outreach campaign.


  • A report on proposed locations for entry signs and a Downtown arch.


The Council will meet in closed session at 5:30 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 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, 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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