The City of Merced is located in the Central Valley of California. Merced is located approximately 110 miles southeast of San Francisco and 310 miles northwest of Los Angeles. The City has a population of about 80,542, and serves as the county seat. Read More
The city is located on Highway 33, along the Interstate 5 corridor, 280 miles north of Los Angeles, 92 miles south of Sacramento, 89 miles southeast of San Francisco and 45 miles southeast of Livermore. Read More
The City of Los Banos, population 37,017, is situated on the west side of Merced County and is the county's second largest city. The city is conveniently located in the center of California Read More
Welcome to my legislative website. It is an honor to have this opportunity to serve my community. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any comments, questions or concerns that you may have with the district—or with your state government.
Our commitment to open government hasn’t changed, but we liked the changes Adam Gray made to his Assembly Bill 1154 before its passage in committee last week.
As originally written, the bill would have removed the addresses and phone numbers from the list of those granted concealed-carry permits by county sheriffs and city police chiefs. That would have left only the names.
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Adam Gray (D-Merced) has authored legislation (Assembly Bill 1242) to force the consideration of Central Valley groundwater basins when adopting or approving water quality control plans. Further, the bill prohibits the State Water Quality Control Board from adopting plans without mitigating any potential adverse impacts on Valley residents. Assemblymember Gray says, “The health of groundwater basins is just as vital to the state and the environment as the health of the Delta.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.
A water bill written by Assemblyman Adam Gray, D-Merced, that would force the state to consider the consequences of diverting water from the Central Valley cleared its first committee Tuesday.
Assembly Bill 1242 would require the state Water Resources Control Board to mitigate adverse impacts of any new water quality control plan. The board recently proposed diverting 350,000 acre-feet of water from the Tuolumne, Merced and Stanislaus rivers to protect certain fish.
Forgive the fractured cliché, but the state of California has put the people of Merced, Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties in between a rock and the river.
Assemblyman Adam Gray is trying to give us a tiny bit of wiggle room. His Assembly Bill 1242 passed its first committee vote Tuesday, 8-4 – the barest of margins. Next, it goes to the Natural Resources Committee, where it faces another tough battle. To understand the importance of this tiny step, consider two things that happened last year.
SACRAMENTO –Assemblymember Adam C. Gray (D-Merced) today announced the passage of legislation designed to protect the Valley from the State Water Resources Control Board’s proposed water grab.
“We had incredible support from the community today,” said Gray. “We had mayors, supervisors, irrigators, businesses, labor groups, education leaders, and community activists at the Capitol today fighting for the Valley’s water future.”
Gray’s bill, AB 1242, requires the State Water board to mitigate the negative consequences that result from any decision to divert water away from the Valley’s agricultural and domestic users.
As you know, the State Water Resources Control Board is planning to issue an updated Substitute Environmental Document for the Bay-Delta Program in the near future. As presently drafted, the Board's plan undermines efforts to secure groundwater sustainability, is unequal in application, and will significantly distress California's most disadvantaged economic region. The State Water Board proposal will devastate the groundwater basins in the Valley by reducing surface water recharge opportunities and eliminating surface water deliveries to domestic and agricultural water users. The State Water Board recognizes these impacts are "significant but unavoidable."
It's been estimated that the proposed 35% increase in unimpaired flows would cost our area at minimum 350,000 acre-feet every year. Irrigation water is the most essential component of groundwater recharge in our basins. It is ironic that after the State's groundbreaking adoption of a groundwater sustainability law, the State agency responsible for water resources proposes to devastate basins in the region where groundwater management will be most difficult.
Merced—Assemblymember Adam C. Gray (D-Merced) has announced that the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program will be providing free tax services to individuals with household incomes of $53,000 or less. The VITA Program will be hosting sessions in Modesto on Wednesday, April 1st and in Merced on Thursday, April 2nd. To participate, one must schedule an appointment and bring all necessary documentation to the appointment.
Interested individuals can call Gray’s office at 209-726-5465 for more information and to schedule an appointment.
Date - Wednesday, April 1st
Time – 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location – Maddox Youth Center, 615 Sierra Drive, Modesto, CA 95351
Date – Thursday, April 2nd
Time – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location – Boys & Girls Club of Merced, 615 W 15th Street, Merced, CA 95340
MERCED — Assemblymember Adam Gray announced that both of his district offices have California State Tax Forms available. Tax Day is April 15th, which is the deadline for filing Income Tax Returns.
“I am committed to ensuring that the community has access to information and the resources they need to file their income taxes,” Gray said.
The district offices are located at 1010 Tenth Street, Suite 5800 in Modesto and at 690 W. 16th Street in Merced. The California State Franchise Tax Board can provide tax services and information to help taxpayers file accurately.
MERCED — Assemblymember Adam Gray announced his Satellite District Office Hours for the month of March 2015. The 21st Assembly District encompasses 8 communities throughout Merced and Stanislaus Counties. “I am committed to making myself available to every person, in every corner of my district. While my offices in Merced and Modesto are open full-time, I have set up ‘Satellite District Office’ hours where my staff will be available at satellite locations in order to bring constituent services closer to the people,” Gray said.
Satellite District Office Hours are held each month throughout the 21st Assembly district and are hosted by legislative staff. Staff members are available to assist constituents with casework matters relating to any level of government, but specializing in issues with State agencies- including the Department of Motor Vehicles, Employment Development Department, Franchise Tax Board, and others. Office Hours are also an opportunity for constituents to propose ideas for legislation and to express their opinion on matters before the State Assembly.