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City ponders growth near UC Merced, annexations

Merced leaders started a conversation this week that will lead to arguably the most important decisions the city will make in terms of growth, new service areas and lasting impact for all residents. The City Council is considering the most recent annexation proposals, the process in which they are developed and reviewed, and the big question…

Merced residents speak out at meeting highlighted by strong, sometimes harsh criticisms about city leaders, Police Department

Merced Mayor Mike Murphy commented recently that being a member of the City Council sometimes means being a punching bag for dissatisfied residents. On Monday night, that seemed like an understatement as the council was repeatedly pummeled with verbal attacks about the character and actions of individual council members, and heated…

City leaders poised to raise garbage rates

Barring a massive show of public disapproval before and during the next meeting of the Merced City Council on March 16, leaders are expected to raise the monthly rates Mercedians pay for refuse collection. As reported in a Times story late last year when the ordinance was being drafted, the rate increase would be a significant…

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