Merced City Council to hear staff report on city goals and priorities

jsmith@mercedsunstar.comDecember 3, 2012 

At today's regularly scheduled meeting, the Merced City Council will hear a staff update on goals and priorities.

The report will look at efforts to revise impact fees and other progress on the direction council has given. In January, city leaders outlined 10 goals during a public workshop. A date for the next goals and priority workshop likely will be set.

The council will also consider dates for holding council meetings in other locations of the city.

The council had its first meeting outside of City Hall in April. There has been an expressed desire to hold future meetings in different sites in the community to engage more residents. Dates for meetings in northern and south Merced likely will be set today.

The council will consider renewing its contract with the Boys and Girls Club.

The city is being asked to renew the lease of the McCombs Youth Center with the Boys and Girls Club of Merced County. Approval could include a $35,000 reimbursement to the club for operational costs at the facility.

The council meeting can be streamed live at www.cityofmerced.org/depts/ cityclerk/council_meetings/meeting_videos.asp

Videos of council meetings will be available the next day on YouTube at www.youtube.com/user/MercedCouncil.

The meeting will be held 7 p.m. Monday in the City Council Chambers, 678 W. 18th St., Merced. The council will meet at 6 p.m. in closed session before the meeting to discuss threatened litigation and an existing lawsuit.

Reporter Joshua Emerson Smith can be reached at (209) 385-2486 or jsmith@mercedsunstar.com.

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