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Downtown owners vote for improvement district

Downtown Merced is on its way to having what is known as a Property Based Business Improvement District or “PBID” — a strategy that a majority of City Council members and local supporters believe will transform Main Street and its surroundings into the envy of other valley destinations. Downtown property owners faced a vote over…

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Nicole Moradzadeh, an El Capitan High School student, won this year’s Congressional Art Competition. Her artwork titled “Give Thanks” highlights the hardworking families who are the foundation of California’s Central Valley. Congressman John Duarte, who made the selection, honored here on the floor of the House of…

Downtown owners to decide on ‘PBID’

More than 200 ballots have been mailed to property owners in the Downtown Merced corridor to vote in favor of, or against, the creation of a Property Based Business Improvement District, otherwise known as a “PBID.” With a PBID, the owners would be agreeing to assess themselves a property tax that would generate a revenue stream (they would…