Council to consider modifying retirement plans

jsmith@mercedsunstar.comOctober 15, 2012 

At its meeting Monday, the Merced City Council will consider several issues, including modifying retirement plans for future employees.

The council will look at increasing the California Public Employees' Retirement System contribution and retirement age for all new hires.

Also on the agenda, the council will consider awarding RRM Design Group a $166,400 contract to develop plans and oversee construction of the McNamara Park renovation.

Officials have announced that all council meetings would be streamed online.

"We're glad we're able to do it," said Mike Conway, city spokesman. "It improves our transparency and makes it easier for the citizens to watch government in action."

The meeting can be viewed at council_meetings/meeting_videos.asp. Videos of council meetings will be available the next day on YouTube at com/user/MercedCouncil.

The meeting will be held Monday at 7 p.m. in the City Council chambers, 678 West 18th St., Merced.

Reporter Joshua Emerson Smith can be reached at (209) 385-2486 or

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