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Town Hall meeting, affordable housing on Council agenda

Post Date:12/13/2019 3:02 PM

Selecting Town Hall meeting dates, and purchasing the site of an affordable housing project are on the City Council agenda for its Monday night meeting.

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

On the agenda:

  • Asking the Council to select dates for Town Hall meetings in South, Central and North Merced. The meetings are held annually to ask the public to provide comments on how the City is doing, what programs they are interested in the City providing and where they would like them provided.
  • The Council is being asked to purchase from the County of Merced the 5 acres of property at Childs and B for a transit-oriented affordable housing project. The project would include 30 units of permanent supportive housing that is geared to help people experiencing homelessness.

  • Also on the agenda, the Council will consider awarding a $359,311 contract using SB 1 funds for nine sidewalk projects around town to Witbro, Inc. The projects would replace damaged sidewalks, primarily in the South Merced area.

The Council will meet at 5 p.m. in closed session to confer with labor negotiators and for 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 website 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, outside the chambers prior to the meeting and at the City Clerk’s Office 72 hours before the meeting. Request to Speak forms are available at the meeting or can be downloaded from the City's website. Cards must be submitted 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, then it meets the following day.

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