Proposed budget presented to Council Monday
The proposed budget for 2014-15 will be presented to the Merced City Council during a special meeting at 5:45 p.m. Monday.
The budget incorporates the policy guidelines that Council gave staff during two meetings earlier this year. The proposed budget will be posted online at the City’s website, www.cityofmerced.org. In-depth discussion of the budget will begin at the 6 p.m. May 12 meeting.
The Council will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers on the second floor of the Merced Civic Center, 678 W. 18th St.
The Council will hold a public hearing on the adoption of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Annual Action Plan and award public service funding. The City received 10 applications requesting $130,265 in funding, but only has $50,000 in funding to award.
Also on the agenda is a second reading of an ordinance that revises the City’s water conversation measures. The new ordinance that would go into effect in June decreases outdoor irrigation days from three to two; limits the non-watering hours from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and requires fund-raising car washes to be held at commercial car washes where the waste water can be recycled.
There will be a closed session following the special meeting to confer with labor negotiators and with legal counsel regarding potential litigation.
City Council meetings are streamed live on the Internet. A link to the live meeting is on the City’s home page at www.cityofmerced.org. The City will also add the Council video to YouTube for people that were unable to watch it live. These services are in addition to the live broadcast of the 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 cards 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.