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City to bundle Charter issues for ballot consideration

Merced leaders on Tuesday night accepted a number of proposed amendments to the City Charter — the municipality’s governing document — and directed staff to come up with a single ballot question for voters to decide on in the March primary election. Members of the City Council voted 5-2 to move forward with the ballot strategy based on…

Of Leadership and Falsehoods

By Anthony L. Martinez Since the end of 2016, I have had the duty and pleasure of serving on the Merced City Council. In that time I can say that I have seen a lot and learned a lot, much more than I could have imagined before being elected. And of all the things I’ve seen regarding political maneuvers in this town, I would like to write to…

Groups organizing to gain seat at the table

The public comment portion of Monday night’s Merced City Council meeting was packed with speakers demanding that something be done to protect undocumented residents living in the area, and to lessen widespread fear in the immigrant community. Various people, including some from groups with the titles Democratic Socialists of America and “ICE…

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