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Merced Council to consider COVID19 Recovery Program

(City of Merced press release)

After a special presentation from an economist on COVID19, the City Council will consider a COVID19 Recovery Program during its Monday meeting.


Dr. Robert Eyler, an economist and the Director of the Center for Regional Economic Analysis and Dean at Sonoma State University, will give a presentation on “Economics in the Time of COVID19.” Later in the meeting the Council will hear about the City’s COVID19 Recovery Program and provide staff direction.


Due to the coronavirus outbreak, and “stay home” orders, the Merced City Council will hold its April 20 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,, 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 [email protected] 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:


  • A discussion of a proposed COVID19 Recovery Program and direction to staff.


  • A Public Hearing to consider modifying program and service fees charged by the Parks and Community Services Department.


  • A Public Hearing to consider annexation into community facilities district for the Stoneridge South Subdivision and future apartment project.


A link to the live meeting is also on the City’s website at Videos of previous meetings can be found at that link, and are tied to each agenda item.


The Council agenda is posted online at


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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