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File #: 19-696    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Passed
File created: 11/8/2019 In control: City Council/Public Finance and Economic Development Authority/Parking Authority
On agenda: 11/18/2019 Final action: 11/18/2019
Title: SUBJECT: Second Reading and Final Adoption of Ordinance to Revise Park Hours and Amending Section 14.04.070 - Hours - Permits to Reflect Approved New Park Hours REPORT IN BRIEF Second reading and final adoption of an Ordinance revising of park hours and update of Code of Ordinances Title 14, Chapter 14.04, Amending Section 14.04.070 - Hours - Permits. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion adopting Ordinance 2505, an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, amending Section 14.04.070, "Hours - Permit," of the Merced Municipal Code regarding City parks.
Attachments: 1. Draft Ordinance.pdf


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SUBJECT: Second Reading and Final Adoption of Ordinance to Revise Park Hours and Amending Section 14.04.070 - Hours - Permits to Reflect Approved New Park Hours

REPORT IN BRIEF
Second reading and final adoption of an Ordinance revising of park hours and update of Code of Ordinances Title 14, Chapter 14.04, Amending Section 14.04.070 - Hours - Permits.

RECOMMENDATION
City Council - Adopt a motion adopting Ordinance 2505, an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, amending Section 14.04.070, "Hours - Permit," of the Merced Municipal Code regarding City parks.

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ALTERNATIVES
1. Adopt Ordinance; or,
2. Modify Ordinance for introduction (identify specific findings and/or conditions amended to be addressed in the motion); or,
3. Deny as recommended Recreation and Parks Commission; or,
4. Refer back to the Recreation and Parks Commission for reconsideration of specific items (specific items to be addressed in the motion); or,
5. Continue to a future meeting (date and time to be specified in the motion).

AUTHORITY
This request revises the park hours listed in Merced Municipal Code (MMC) Title 14, Chapter 14.04, Section 14.74.070.

CITY COUNCIL PRIORITIES
As provided for in the 2019-20 Adopted Budget.

DISCUSSION
In response to public comments at the June 3, 2019, City Council requested that staff evaluate various options to address illegal activity in and around the City of Merced's extensive park network. Staff meet with interested Council members to identify a strategy, which included amending park hours to mirror a "dusk to dawn" approach. In addition to this change, staff are also working to install additional security cameras and enhancing Police patrol efforts in all parks to address safety concern in public spaces ensuring parks area available for all residents to enjoy.

Staff presented a revision of park hours to the Recreation and Parks Commission during the meeting on September 23, 2019. The Commission den...

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