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Protests fall short to halt city water rate hikes

The proposed series of water rate increases in Ceres failed to garner enough protests on Monday, setting the stage for their enactment effective Jan. 1.

November 14, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Proposed American Tire Store told to reorient service bays

A Les Schwab Tires may soon be getting some competition.

November 08, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Ceres’ Draft General Plan to debut Monday evening

A joint City Council/Planning Commission meeting has been scheduled for 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 30 at the Ceres Community Center, 2701 Fourth ...

October 25, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


City prepares for water rate hike meeting

Ceres residents are invited to attend a special informational meeting at 1 p.m. this Saturday to give ratepayers an opportunity to ask questions about ...

October 18, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Oversight panel for new tax ordered

Members of the Ceres City Council on Monday directed staff to form a special Citizens' Advisory Committee to recommend where taxes from the recently increased ...

October 11, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


City dumping medical insurance provider SJVIA

The city of Ceres took action last week to break off from the entity that has been supplying medical coverage for its employees since 2013.

October 04, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Walmart figures in talk of Mitchell overlay

City officials are communicating with Walmart engineers in hopes that offsite improvements for the Mitchell Ranch Shopping Center are done before a planned overlay of ...

September 27, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


City hiring code enforcer but it won’t be enough

The city is looking to hire a code enforcement officer to replace one on leave, but because nothing is changing as far as manpower is ...

September 27, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Plan underway to address transportation needs

The future of transportation in Ceres and Stanislaus County was the subject of a special presentation made last week at the Ceres City Council meeting.

September 26, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


City gives direction on general plan policy issues

The Ceres City Council was asked last week to provide policy direction arising from the updating of the Ceres General Plan.

September 20, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


City Council blesses water tower plans

A group of citizens set on raising an estimated half-million dollars for restoration and painting of the iconic Ceres water tower came away from Monday ...

September 13, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


County budget out for review

Supervisors are poised to vote on Sept. 19 to approve the final budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year which started on July 1.

September 13, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Ryno wonders if volunteers could help clean up Ceres

Councilmember Linda Ryno suggested last week that she would like to ask citizens who are part of the VIPS (Volunteers in Public Safety) program to ...

September 06, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Council sees more cash in cannabis

Hoping to capture greater tax revenue from the burgeoning cannabis industry following statewide legalization of recreational marijuana for adults, members of the Ceres City Council ...

August 30, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Ceres planners OK truck yard addition

A trucking company on Service Road may add a two-story 9,000-square-foot building with a 3,000-square-foot transfer area to be used as an office ...

August 16, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


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