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Council meets Monday night at 6 p.m.

Mike Conway

Post Date:06/16/2017

Budget adoption, assessment ballots on agenda  

Adoption of the City's $218 million budget and four assessment district elections are on the  City Council agenda for Monday.

The regular City Council 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.

The continued public hearing on the budget will be held during the meeting before Council adopts it. The budget, which includes $41 million for the General Fund, is online for public viewing.

The budget was developed after three town hall meetings and a priority session were held, along with a budget workshop. The budget serves as the blueprint for the City for the fiscal year running from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. Monday night there will be an opportunity for Council and the public to comment on the budget.

Also on the agenda is a public hearing on proposed increases for the Pleasanton Park, Olivewood, Mansionette and Hanson Park Maintenance Districts. Ballots on the increases can be cast at the meeting and they will be counted during the Council meeting with the results made public later in the session.

Also on the agenda is a report on industrial park land in Merced. Staff is asking Council to select one of two sites in southeastern Merced for future industrial development.

City Council meetings are streamed live on the Internet. A link to the live meeting is 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 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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