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Firefighters, Deputies And Citizens Walk To Support Measure L

MADERA COUNTY – A group of firefighters, deputies and citizens took to the streets on Saturday to engage the community in the conversation about Measure L. They believe strongly that if residents know all the facts about the measure, they will support it. Nearly two dozen people gathered at the Maywood Center on Ave. 12 to “walk, knock and talk” ...

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Public Forums On Safety Tax Scheduled For Mountain Area

MADERA COUNTY — There are several public meetings scheduled over the next two weeks that will allow residents to learn more about the proposed Public Safety Sales Tax known as Measure L. With so much discussion about the measure, these are important meetings for voters wanting to learn the facts and have their concerns addressed. Mark your calendar for a ...

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Oakhurst Campaign Kickoff For Measure L

OAKHURST — “Back the Badge, Support Madera County’s First Responders” is the theme of Saturday’s Kick-off Campaign for Measure L in Oakhurst. The campaign committee and its volunteers are off-duty firefighters and deputies, and supporters who will gather at the former Blockbuster storefront in the Vons Shopping Center on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 10 a.m. to organize a precinct walk ...

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Madera Ranked #1 Nationally for Short Term Job Growth

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Economic Development Commission (MDEDC) is pleased to announce that the Madera Metropolitan statistical area (MSA), which includes most of Madera County, has been ranked #1 in the nation for short term job growth (Aug. 2015 – Aug. 2016) in a small city, and #61 for 2016’s best performing small cities, in a report published ...

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Presentations On Measure L Scheduled For Service Organizations

MADERA COUNTY — Members of local service organizations will want to take advantage of the opportunity to have their questions answered about Measure L — the proposed Public Safety Sales Tax slated for the Mar. 7 special election — as representatives from the County and VRPA Technologies, Inc., make presentations to local groups. As part of the public outreach, dozens ...

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Public Safety Tax – Where Will The Money Be Spent?

MADERA COUNTY — On March 7, citizens of the unincorporated areas of Madera County will vote on whether to implement a one-cent sales tax to fund the Fire Department and the Sheriff’s Office. To ensure that voters can make an informed decision about the proposed Public Safety Sales Tax known as Measure L, VRPA Technologies, Inc., has been contracted by ...

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Half-Off Adoption Fees At Madera County Animal Shelter

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Animal Shelter wants to unite you with a forever friend by making it easier and cheaper to adopt. Now through Feb. 23, they are offering a Sweetheart Special on all dogs six months and older. Just $50 covers your adoption fee, vaccines, worming, microchip and spay or neuter fees. For lovers of Pitbulls, the ...

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Supervisors To Consider Raise For Volunteer Firefighters

MADERA COUNTY — The Board of Supervisors will be considering a resolution to establish a new salary structure for Paid Call Firefighters (PCFs) at their regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 24. Currently, PCFs, or Volunteer Firefighters, are only paid the minimum wage of $10.50/hour and are only compensated when responding to fires and motor vehicle accidents. They are not paid ...

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5th District Supervisor Wheeler Says He’ll Do It Again

MADERA COUNTY — Madera County District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler announced Tuesday he has reconsidered and will run for re-election in the June, 2018 primary election. Wheeler, who has served two years of his third four-year term, announced in November 2016 that he would not seek a fourth term, due to health reasons. After fighting some health issues and seeing ...

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Chukchansi Names Community Grant Recipients For 2016

MADERA COUNTY — Claudia Gonzales, Chairwoman of the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians, announced the recipients of nearly $1.5 million in community grants this morning at the meeting of the Madera County Board of Supervisors. Grants included awards from 2014 and 2016, going to 33 different organizations. “Today is a very proud day for me, the Tribal Council, and the ...

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