The Downtown Area Survey Report is available for viewing. The Survey was independently conducted by the Alliance for Community Research and Development. Please direct questions regarding the report to Octavio Valencia at email@example.com or (209) 724-0973.
A survey of local groups and organizations that serve the youth of the community is under way by the City of Merced and UC Merced. We need the help of the public. The goal of the survey is to determine what services and programs are available for young people within the city limits of Merced, and what gaps there are in services. The survey is focusing on all youth-oriented programs, including those operated by churches and non-profit groups. It is not just focused on programs that serve at-risk youths. Even if a program is already full or is not open to the general public, groups are encouraged to participate in the survey so that the City can determine how many programs are being offered to Merced’s young people. If contacted by UC Merced researchers, please participate. To contact the researchers, please call Steve Roussos of the UC Merced Health Sciences Institute at 209-489-9913 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The State Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the City of Merced in a case dealing with a planned Wal-Mart Distribution Center. The State Supreme Court has decided not to hear an appeal of a Fifth District Court of Appeal decision that found no problems with the City’s Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on the project.
Merced County, in conjunction the cities of Merced, Atwater and other cities and agencies have launched a new emergency notification service allowing residents to be alerted of an emergency or community alert in their neighborhood.
The improved Merced County Emergency Notification System (ENS) will allow residents throughout the county alternate ways of being contacted during an emergency, such as cell phones, business phones, home phones, emails, text messages or hearing impaired receiving devices. More importantly, individuals can choose how they will be notified and in what preference order. Click here to read the full press release