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Many of the signs economists use to forecast growth are looking good in Merced, but some officials are saying its not yet time to celebrate. An increase in building activity and sales tax, as well as a decline in unemployment, are in the forecast
For the first time in recent years, those words weren't used when describing the city of Merced's financial outlook. The City Council on Tuesday took a detailed look at the city's fiscal forecast for the next five years, taking into account state and
The George Washington catcher officially signed withe Cleveland Indians on Friday, reaching an agreement with the Tribe that will pay him a signing bonus of $100,000 plus future money for college payments. Rodriguez was taken in the 15 th round of
Some of those businesses include Hobby Lobby, Royal Icing Bakery Supplies, Sub Stop, Fresno Pacific University's Merced Center in the El Portal Plaza and Dollar General. However, it may be too early to tell what impact the new businesses will have on
Competition is heating up between the two, and recently, the Merced city airport came up shortchanged after some of its activity was whisked away to Castle Airport in the county. Each has a distinctive set of resources available to it, but the
The city's redevelopment agency is history, but three local residents have been chosen by the governor's office to sort through the ashes and rubble. Businessman Mike Gallo, insurance partner Bob Carpenter and criminal defense attorney Ralph Temple
The city of Merced cut its general fund deficit to an estimated $2.4 million from $5.5 million after the Merced City Council decided to eliminate 36 city positions Monday night, in addition to ongoing cost-effective methods used to balance the budget.
At the last Merced City Council meeting, the council approved setting three budget study session dates...City Manager John Bramble said the annual budget reflected the City Council's policy and direction as they pertained to services and capital
Merced officials kicked off a two-day budget workshop Friday, focusing on the priorities the City Council set in 2010, updates on how those projects were handled, and -- most importantly -- how the city will address its needs amid a staggering $5.5
With fewer people spending money and more people without jobs, the economy has directly affected the Measure C sales tax measure. "It's been directly tied to the economy where it has decreased a bit," said Mary Ward, chairwoman of the Citizens'