Merced city council to discuss $4M budget gap at Monday meeting

The Merced City Council said it will meet Monday to discuss how to bridge the growing gap between city revenues and expenditures. The city has a gap of more than $4 million in its budget that has been filled by using its reserves and other one-time funds. Those reserves are quickly dwindling.

The council will be asked to create a timetable for making decisions on the budget and the organization. In addition, the council is being asked to select a plan of action, and a backup plan, according to a news release.

After the budget discussion, the council will meet in closed session to discuss pending litigation.

The council will meet at 6 p.m. in the Sam Pipes Room on the first floor of the Merced Civic Center, 678 W. 18th St.

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.