Press Release|

May 1, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Council to consider COVID19 Recovery Program

 

The City Council will consider a COVID19 Recovery Program
during its Monday meeting. 

Council will hear a report from its subcommittee on
potential measures to assist local businesses and residents due to the COVID19
pandemic. The City has received other requests, including one from the Merced
Hotel Motel Association asking to delay payment of transient occupancy taxes
until after July 1. 

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, and “stay home” orders,
the Merced City Council will hold its  meeting telephonically. The meeting
format is allowed under Gov. Newsom’s Executive Order N-29-20.

There will be no meeting held in the Civic Center in
order to protect the public, City staff and Council from the coronavirus. The
meeting will be broadcast at 6 p.m. Monday on Facebook Live at City of Merced,
on the City’s website, www.cityofmerced.org, and Comcast Public Access Channel
96. 

People may submit public comments to the City Council
electronically no later than 3 p.m. on the day of the meeting. Comments
received before the deadline will be read as part of the record. Material may
be emailed to cityclerk@cityofmerced.org and should be limited to 500 words or
less. Please specify which portion of the agenda you are commenting on, i.e.
item number or Oral Communications. Comments will be read to the City Council
at the appropriate time. Any correspondence received during or after the
meeting will be distributed to the City Council and retained for the official
record. 

People may provide telephonic comments via voicemail by
calling (209) 388-8688 by no later than 3 p.m. on the day of the meeting in
order to be added to the public comment. Voicemails will be limited to three
minutes. Please specify which portion of the agenda you are commenting on. Your
comments will be read to the City Council at the appropriate time. 

For public hearing items, if people want to speak live
during the meeting they need to leave callback information in advance. They
will be contacted with further details. 

On the agenda:

 

  • Report to Council on possible measures to assist local
    businesses and residents through a proposed COVID19 Recovery Program and
    provide direction to staff.

 

  • A Public Hearing on an appeal of a conditional use permit
    for a mixed use development including 218 apartments and 14,000 square-feet of
    retail at Yosemite Avenue and McKee Road.

 

  • Consider a request from Mayor Pro Tem Serratto to discuss
    eviction concerns.

 

The Council will meet in closed session at 5 p.m. with
real property negotiators and labor negotiators. 

A link to the live meeting is also on the City’s website
at https://cityofmerced.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx.
Videos of previous meetings can be found at that link, and are tied to each
agenda item. 

The Council agenda is posted online at www.cityofmerced.org

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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