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No advisory for spending of TOT

Mayor Chris Vierra's call for a citizen's advisory panel to make recommendations on where the estimated $100,000 annually from the newly increased ...

February 15, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Supervisors hope to build on past success

Following an impactful 2016 that saw a new road tax passed and the lowest amount of debt the county has owed in eight years, the ...

February 08, 2017 | By Angelina Martin Staff reporter | Government


Flora assigned to six Assembly committees

Assemblyman Heath Flora, who represents the state's 12th District, announced on Monday that he has been appointed to six different Assembly committees, including an ...

February 08, 2017 | By Angelina Martin Staff reporter | Government


Area cities wary of pending legislation in Sacramento

Never trustful of what takes place in Sacramento, cities like Ceres are keeping an eye on legislation being crafted this year.

February 01, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Citizen protests pulling stop signs on Central Avenue

The city has been considering removal of two stop signs on Central Avenue as the result of changes to vehicular traffic from the recent Whitmore ...

January 25, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


City orders new website for $38,439

Recognizing that the city website has not kept with the times, the Ceres City Council took action on Monday to approve a $38,439 agreement ...

January 25, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


City sets up two General Plan input workshops

Two workshops will be held later this month to get input on the update of the Ceres General Plan.

January 18, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Food truck ban no more?

Taco trucks and food wagons are commonplace in Modesto, Turlock, Empire and other communities but in Ceres they are not permitted. A former Ceres liquor ...

January 18, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Measure L road projects could start by this summer’s end

April 1 will mark the first day of the new half-cent sales tax for transportation funding under Measure L - passed on Nov. 8 - and cities ...

January 18, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Consultant hired for Faith Home connection study

County supervisors awarded a $1.5 million contract yesterday to TY Lin International of Sacramento to conduct the environmental study of a project to ultimately ...

January 11, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


City acts to realign council terms with major elections

No longer will elections for Ceres City Council occur in "off years."

January 11, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


A host of new laws enters with the new year

The New Year has brought with it a number of new laws for Californians.

January 11, 2017 | By Angelina Martin Guest Columnist | Government


Request for in-house city loan prompts council call to rein in spending

Because the county was late issuing a $1.1 million check to the city for its share of local property tax, City Manager Toby Wells ...

January 11, 2017 | Jeff Benziger | Government


New law restricts all uses of cell phones while driving

Drivers in California will have to resist the temptation to pick up their cell phone for any reason, as a new state law went into ...

January 04, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Sales tax decreases as of Jan. 1

California residents now pay less in sales tax as of Jan. 1, as the statewide sales and use tax rate will decrease one quarter of ...

January 04, 2017 | By Angelina Martin Staff reporter | Government


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