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Town Hall meeting is all about soccer

Merced City Councilman Fernando Echevarria, who represents District 2 in south Merced, led a Town Hall meeting with other city leaders and local residents who gathered inside the Merced Soccer Academy headquarters at Stephen Leonard Park last Thursday evening. It was a contentious meeting that was dominated by debate over the use…

Join Councilman Serratto for special Town Hall Block Party

On Saturday, Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the corner of Loughborough Drive and Meadows Avenue in Merced, there is going to be a “Town Hall Block Party,” and you are all invited. The party is being thrown by the Merced City Council, so there probably won’t be any beer, but it will be worth your while to attend. Matt Serratto — the…

City trims Charter proposals for voters

Former Merced Mayor Bill Spriggs might smile, maybe chuckle a little, if he learns his name was brought up repeatedly at Monday night’s City Council meeting. Current leaders were pointing out that Spriggs — who only served one, 2-year term as mayor — would still be eligible for a second, four-year term if voters approve one of three City Charter…

Mayor Murphy praises Council decision on Charter changes

After the Merced City Council last week continued steps to put a number of Charter amendments on the March ballot, Mayor Mike Murphy praised the decision and urged the community to support the process. “I think they are all good changes that will move the city forward,” he told the Times in an interview. “We had a citizen commission that really…

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