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Residents gather to kick off Measure C renewal campaign

Police officers, first responders, political figures and swaths of passionate citizens gathered on the steps of City Hall to officially launch efforts to get a Measure C renewal back on the ballot and passed. The goal: to continue the ongoing funding for Merced’s public safety services. The petition requires 4,000 signatures from…

Mercedian named Woman of Year for Senate Dist. 4

Senator Anna M. Caballero (D-Merced) named Tamara Cobb Woman of the Year 2023 for Senate District 14, and presented her with a Resolution at the State Capitol in Sacramento on March 20. The ceremony, a part of the California Legislative Women's Caucus: California Women Making Herstory, honors women selected by each member of the…

Council shifts to subsidize Local Housing Trust Fund plan

Just last summer, a slight 4-3 majority of the Merced City Council was not too keen on the creation of a Local Housing Trust Fund (LHTF) that would tap city discretionary funds, along with a dollar-for-dollar state match, to support new affordable housing efforts. Some members argued the amount of local General Fund money would not be…