It is time to revisit the 3.9 percent growth cap. The City Council decision last week to drop the bonus bucks for five years makes it clear that Manteca is wrong to tie its economic fate to the housing market. The bonus bucks are essentially a surcharge of $8,000 to $17,000 per new home for sewer allocation certainty that has saved Manteca from financial disaster by covering $12 million in general fund shortfalls since 2002 ...
Michael Quilici is in the process of bringing his neighbors together to form a Neighborhood Watch group.
Redevelopment agencies can indeed be great tools to stimulate economic growth and fight blight.
It is always entertaining listening to teen-age guys talk as if they've got the stronger sex - not the weaker sex as they believe - figured out.
If you live in Manteca, you pay property taxes to support the Manteca Fire Department. That is true whether you own or rent since the landlord passes the costs onto the tenants. You also have fire insurance. The California Legislature today is starting work on a budget plan that includes taking advantage of the fact you carry fire insurance so they can pay for California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection expenses. They are planning ...
Remember what it was like to "Walk Like a Man-tee-kan"? Or more precisely, what it was like to slide like a Man-tee-kan down the V-Maxx speed slide at what was once dubbed "the world famous" Manteca Waterslides. World famous it was. Almost anyone who lived in Manteca during the 30 years the Brown family's venture was making a big splash has a story to tell of running into people while traveling – whether in Los ...
Roundabouts aren't new inventions. Yet they were rarely given much consideration to solve Manteca's traffic concerns involving movement, congestion and safety until a few years ago. And even then it was a lukewarm embracement at best and it only applied to new developments on the rare occasions it was applied. Traffic signals have long been the default choice in Manteca to solve issues at intersections with high cross traffic counts. No one ever questioned whether ...
Affordable housing is all the rage. Politicians want it. Builders want it. Home buyers want it.
One of the few vehicles that travel South Powers Avenue between Marin Street and Yosemite Avenue at the posted 25 mph speed limit are Manteca fire engines even when they are responding to an emergency with red lights and sirens.
Americans no longer have the concept of shame nor community responsibility. Manteca Police Saturday night were conducting a driving under the influence and driver's license checkpoint when one a young man in an Acura tried to avoid it. An alert officer noticed something amiss that would allow the driver to be pulled over. The driver – apparently without a license either because it was suspended or he simply didn't bother to get one – argued ...
Sacramento is no longer practicing voodoo budgeting. They are now entering the realm of cannibalization budgeting and are treating local government as if they are mere cattle for the slaughter. Instead of trying to take money from cities, running it through the schools without leaving a penny for use in the classroom, and then taking it back to Sacramento to cover the state deficit the California Legislature has adopted the Donner Party model of survival. ...
When I was buying the house that I call home I knew little about the people who first lived there.
Would it be worth it to you for the city to spend upwards of $3 million so you can shave 45 seconds off a trip through downtown Manteca on Main Street at peak traffic hours?
prejudice • n 1. preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience; unjust behavior formed on such a basis.
Manteca made a 35-year sales tax sharing deal to make it possible for Poag & McEwen to build The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley to land the 900-pound gorilla of 100-mile radius retailing – Bass Pro Shops.
Get ready for the invasion of the Barneys.
The annual network list of canceled primetime shows cannot be pleasing to the progressives who measure shows based on their cultural and political usefulness. "TV Will Be a Lot Less Gay Next Year," the commissars complained at Slate.com. They counted 11 canceled shows that featured regular gay characters.
Editor, Manteca Bulletin,
Editor, Manteca Bulletin,
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