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Council to reallocate Measure V funds tonight

Mike Conway

Post Date:01/02/2018

Media alert: Council reallocates Measure V funds tonight

 

The City Council will reallocate $503,023 in Measure V funding during its meeting tonight so the Public Works Department can begin fixing potholes and repairing unsafe sidewalks.

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

Measure V is the half cent sales tax measure approved by Merced County voters in November 2016 to fund transportation improvements. The measure set aside 80 percent of the available funds for local transportation projects and 20 percent for alternative modes projects.

The City is beginning a Pavement Management System that will evaluate road conditions and recommend specific treatments needed to improve roads throughout the City. That information, along with public comment, will be used to develop a list of recommended projects for the Council to consider as future funding becomes available.

The Council will meet in closed session at 5 p.m. to confer with labor negotiators and real property negotiators.

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.

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