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City leaders get back to business for new year

Well perhaps some of the last words spoken at Tuesday night’s Merced City Council meeting will be the most prophetic as our local government begins a new year that will be marked by town halls and budget planning meetings in the days to come. “Obviously there’s ups and downs on the Council, but just look at all the good work we did tonight,”…

New fire station plan receives boost

The Merced City Fire Department has been the focus of public safety funding initiatives in recent days. State Assemblywoman Esmeralda Soria presented Fire Chief Derek Parker with a check for $4 million on Nov. 9 to support the construction of Fire Station 56 in north Merced. The support comes as the chief also seeks an approval at the City…

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…