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City of Merced
Merced Civic Center
678 West 18th Street
Merced, California 95340


Subject :Council holds another session on City budget
Contact :Mike Conway    209-385-6232

Council to hold another budget study session Wednesday night

The Merced City Council will continue discussing the 2014-15 budget at a 5:30 p.m. Wednesday night study session.

The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers on the second floor of the Merced Civic Center, 678, W. 18th St.

Council will take a closer look at the Department budgets for Police, Fire, Development Services, Engineering, City Attorney and Economic Development.

The proposed $194 million budget is balanced without the use of any reserves and without any layoffs. The budget incorporates the policy guidelines that Council gave staff during two meetings at the beginning of the year.

The budget has $34.5 million in the general fund to pay for police, fire, recreation and other services, and also uses $6.2 million from Measure C, the City’s half-cent sales tax. There are some expansions in police and fire programming, and it includes the addition of a youth council.

The public will have time to comment on the budget during the meeting.

The budget is posted online at the City's website,, and also available to read at the front counter of the Merced Civic Center at 678 W. 18th St., Merced.

The City Council meeting will be streamed live on the Internet. A link to the live meeting is on the City’s home page at The City will also add the Council video to YouTube for people that were unable to watch it live.