The Board of
Supervisors welcomes you to its meetings which are regularly held on a
scheduled Tuesday and your interest is encouraged and appreciated.
Important Notice Regarding
Based on guidance from the
California Department of Public Health and the California Governor’s Office, in
order to minimize the spread of the COVID 19 virus, the Board Chambers will have
limited public seating during the Merced County Board of Supervisors meetings. The
County will conduct business in compliance with social distancing requirements
with seating for the public limited to 25. The County will also provide some
overflow space on a first come first served basis.
The following alternatives are available
to members of the public to watch these meetings:
AUDIO/VIDEO BROADCAST: All board meetings are normally
broadcast live and replayed on local cable television. A list of cable
channels and broadcast times are available at the following website: http://www.co.merced.ca.us/1581/Comcast-Ch-96-Broadcast
Live stream of the Board of Supervisors
meetings at https://www.facebook.com/MercedCounty/ or https://www.co.merced.ca.us/2206/Board-of-Supervisors-Meetings.
PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: Public opportunity to speak on any
matter of public interest within the Board’s jurisdiction including items on
the Board’s agenda, except for those items specifically scheduled as public
hearings (testimony limited to three (3) minutes per person).
All comments for items on the agenda
other than those scheduled as public hearings will be taken at the beginning of
the Board Meeting during the public comment period. In order that interested
parties have an opportunity to speak, any person addressing the Board will be
limited to a maximum of three (3) minutes. Please raise your hand when
requested and you will be directed to the podium. Please note that in order to
maintain social distancing only one person may speak at a time, at the podium
PUBLIC COMMENT (Voicemail): You may also
submit a general public comment for items not on the day’s agenda or comment on
an agenda item via voice message by calling 209-385-7319. All voicemails
received prior to 9:00 am on the day of the meeting will be played during the
meeting, as time allows. Voicemails will be limited to three minutes in
length. Please submit one comment per voicemail and if commenting on an agenda
item, please identify the agenda item number in your voicemail. If you wish to
do so, please identify yourself in your voicemail. Phone numbers will not be
made part of the record of the meeting.
PUBLIC COMMENT (Email): Email public comments will not be read
during the meeting, but will be delivered to the Board of Supervisors prior to
the meeting if received by 5:00pm on the Monday prior to the Board meeting.
Please send email public comments to the Clerk of the Board at email@example.com. These
comments will be made part of the record.
In an effort to assist the Clerk in
identifying the agenda item relating to your public comment please indicate in
the Subject Line, the meeting body (i.e. Board of Supervisors Agenda) and item
number (i.e. Item No. 10). If you wish to do so, please identify yourself in
the email. Email addresses will not be made part of the record of the
meeting. Comments made on Facebook are not considered part of the official
record and will not be shared with the Board.
The Agenda is divided into three sections:
• CONSENT CALENDAR: These matters include routine financial and
administrative action and usually are approved by a single vote.
• SCHEDULED ITEMS:
These items are noticed hearings, work sessions and public hearings.
• REGULAR CALENDAR: These items include significant policy and
administrative actions. Immediately after approval of the CONSENT CALENDAR, if
the time of the hearing of SCHEDULED ITEMS has not arrived, the REGULAR
CALENDAR will be considered.
PUBLIC HEARINGS: (In Person)
Public opportunity to provide testimony
is limited to three (3) minutes per person. Please raise your hand and you
will be directed to the podium. Please note that in order to maintain social
distancing only one person may speak at a time, at the podium.
PUBLIC HEARINGS: (Via Voicemail) Public comment
for public hearings will be taken in person and by voicemail. Voicemails
directed to the public hearing will be accepted up to and during the public
hearing. The Board of Supervisors will take a brief pause during the public
hearing for persons using voicemail. Please call 209-726-2755 to leave your
In an effort to assist the Clerk in
identifying the Public Hearing agenda item relating to your public comment
please identify the subject matter in your voicemail. If you wish to do so,
please identify yourself in your voicemail. Phone numbers will not be made
part of the record of the meeting.
CLOSED SESSION: This is the
portion of the meeting conducted in private without the attendance of the public
or press to discuss certain confidential matters specifically permitted by the
Brown Act. The public will be provided an opportunity to comment on any matter
to be considered in closed session prior to the Board adjourning into the
BOARD AGENDA AND MINUTES: Board agendas, minutes, and copies of items to be
considered by the Board of Supervisors are posted on the Internet at least 72
hours preceding a Tuesday meeting at the following website: www.countyofmerced.com
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS: Persons who require accommodation for
any audio, visual or other disability or Spanish or Hmong interpretation in
order to review an agenda, or to participate in a meeting of the Board of
Supervisors per the American Disabilities Act (ADA), may obtain assistance by
requesting such accommodation in writing. Please address your written request
to the Clerk of the Board, 2222 M Street, Merced, CA 95340 or telephonically by
calling (209) 385-7366. Any such request for accommodation should be made at
least 48 hours prior to the scheduled meeting for which assistance is
and Hmong interpreters are available.
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