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Shelton touts investments, new programs to improve city

Local political races for the General Election in November took shape this week with candidates emerging before the filing deadlines. In Merced, three City Council seats will be on the ballot, including Districts 2, 4, and 6. City Councilman Delray Shelton is running for re-election in District 6 — an area in the northern most part of the…

City Council to reconsider Measure C for Nov. ballot

Minutes before the start of Monday night’s meeting of the Merced City Council, one regular, middle-aged member of the public glanced over the night’s agenda, looked up and asked a nearby news reporter why there were so many people filling up seats in the chamber. It wasn’t a stupid question. The agenda was nearly all “consent items” related…

Merced’s Measure C ballot plan back in limbo

An effort to extend a critical public safety tax in Merced is suddenly up in the air — only two weeks after the City Council gave the OK to create the renewal measure for the November ballot in a majority 6-1 vote. After a meeting on June 20, city staff worked on an official resolution to place Measure C on the ballot. On Tuesday night, the…