Politics

City leaders review draft of upcoming fiscal budget

Members of the Merced City Council on Monday night received their first look at a preliminary budget plan for the 2024-25 fiscal year — one that totals $422.5 million. “You are going to see a budget that is balanced, and it also takes into consideration some deferred issues that need to be addressed,” City Manager Scott McBride told the council…

Chief Wilson steps up to help grow Fire Dept.

Merced's interim fire chief, Casey Wilson, has been in fire service for more than half his life and has no intention of leaving the Merced Fire Department which he joined nearly 19 years ago. He gives more than lip service to his role in fire protection and wants the longtime fire agency to grow and prosper in the years ahead. Wilson, 39,…

Supervisors head up Town Halls

Supervisors Lloyd Pareira and Daron McDaniel met with local residents in the communities of Winton and Atwater in recent days as part of the annual Merced County Town Hall series. Pareira, who represents District 4, led a town hall event at Winton Community Hall. The event was an opportunity for the community to ask questions and…
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