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Parking permit zone, conflict of interest update on agenda

Mike Conway

Post Date:12/02/2016

Parking permits, conflict of interest on Council agenda

A public hearing on parking permits and the adoption of the City's conflict of interest code are on the agenda for Monday night's Merced City Council meeting.

The Council will meet at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers on the second floor of the Merced Civic Center, (City Hall) 678 W. 18th St.

Residents on Beals Avenue and Spalding Court have requested the City establish a residential permit parking zone in their immediate neighborhood. Residents said they are getting a number of Merced College students parking and loitering on the streets.

Residents went before the City Traffic Committee, which approved the permit parking zone. The Council is being asked to restrict parking so that on-street parking will only be allowed with a permit from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Council also will consider a revised Conflict of Interest Code. The new version updates the code to include recently added positions, such as the assistant city manager and deputy public works director.

The state Political Reform Act requires the City to review and update the Code every two years.

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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