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Merced should not give up on planned police station site

The City Council is in negotiations to sell the site of the new police headquarters. This is a profound mistake that will reduce public safety, increase costs, and divide the city regarding police-community relations. For 20 years, the prior city councils have recognized a serious need for a new police station, planned for it and purchased…

Councilman details stance on Measure C

Editor’s note: Merced City Councilman Fernando Echevarria provided Times Publisher John Derby with the following information outlining his stance on Measure C. During a recent meeting, a majority of the Council (four) voted in support of placing a Measure C renewal on the November ballot. Measure C is an existing half-cent sales tax that supports…

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