Measure C Information

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In 2006, City of Merced voters approved Measure C, a local half-cent sales tax, which has been spent on public safety, transportation and other vital projects identified by the community. Measure C has a 20-life span. As we plan for the future, Merced recently conducted a community survey to obtain current resident perspectives on community service priorities. Some of the priorities identified by your neighbors include:

  • Ensuring that any voter-approved funding continues to be used only in Merced
  • Protecting and maintaining 911 fire/police response times
  • Addressing homelessness
  • Responding quickly to neighborhood fires
  • Preventing gang activity in the city
  • Maintaining fire protection services
  • Maintaining neighborhood-based policing
  • Improving safety at our schools and parks
  • Making park restrooms cleaner and safer

Now we want to hear from you! Please join the conversation and let us know your service priorities by completing a community priority survey today.

Click here to complete the survey online.

Click here to download the survey.

If you are a part of a civic organization, and would like a City of Merced representative to attend your next meeting to talk about the City’s financial needs and provide your Measure C priorities, please contact the City Manager's office at or (209) 385-6834.


Measure C Accountability:

One of the provisions contained in Measure C was the creation of a Citizens Oversight Committee. This committee reviews the spending of Measure C funds, , ensuring that expenditures are in line with the community’s priorities for this voter-approved measure.

There are nine voting members of the Measure C Citizens Oversight Committee. The Committee consists of three registered voters from each of the City’s three police districts. Elected officials and City employees and their dependents cannot be voting members of the committee.


Click here to use the Measure C Tax District Look Up Tool.

Click here for a Committee Application.

Click here for the Municipal Code section on Measure C.

Click here to view the Frequently Asked Questions on Measure C.

Click here to view the Community Update Presentation on Measure C.

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