Merced County Times Newspaper
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City Council refines policy on housing developments 

The Merced City Council voted to reduce the city’s affordable unit production requirement for residential developments in new annexation areas, and also created an in-lieu fee structure to assist housing projects in general during a lengthy meeting on Monday night. The issue of creating more affordable housing in Merced has been raging at City…

An Ambulance Is On The Way … Or Is It?

When an assault victim suffered a head injury in downtown Merced last Saturday morning, there were no ambulances immediately available. A Merced police officer who responded to the scene apparently was faced with an uneasy choice: Wait for an ambulance to arrive and provide appropriate care, or go ahead and transport the victim, right then and…

‘Safer Merced’ group submits thousands of signatures

Former Mayor Mike Murphy and members of the Committee for a Safer Merced assembled outside City Hall late Monday afternoon to make a very important delivery. In their possession was a box filled with nearly 5,000 signatures from Merced residents in support of renewing Measure C funding for public safety efforts. Measure C is a…