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
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SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Adam C. Gray (D-Merced), Chair of the Assembly Governmental Organization Committee, announced that the Committee will hold an informational hearing in the coming months on the issue of Daily Fantasy Sports wagering. The purpose of this hearing will be to inform the legislature and the public on the inner workings of this unregulated and lucrative industry.
“Recent events reported by the New York Times have highlighted the need to provide consumer protection to consumers who wager on Daily Fantasy Sports websites, i.e. Fan Dual, Draft Kings and Yahoo,” says Assemblymember Gray. “Daily Fantasy Sports betting is happening in California, whether we like it or not. This is an unregulated industry, whose revenue is in the billions of dollars. All other gaming activities in the State are subject to regulations that ensure a safe environment for gambling.”
SACRAMENTO-Assemblymember Adam C. Gray (D-Merced) applauded Governor Brown for signing AB 1130
which allows part-time health clinics (intermittent clinics) to keep their doors open for longer
hours to serve the needs of disadvantaged communities.
SACRAMENTO–Assemblymember Adam C. Gray (D-Merced) today applauded Governor Brown for signing SB 107 which puts an end to a flawed property tax formula, which has cost Stanislaus County residents more than $70 million, known as negative bailout.
“While our local representatives have pushed this issue for decades, no prior administration has put in the time and effort to fix this problem,” said Gray. “This year we brought all parties together early, and today it has paid off.”
(Sacramento) – “Merced has truly lost a civic leader of enormous accomplishment and vigor.” That’s how Assemblyman Adam Gray (D-Merced) began his remarks as the California State Assembly adjourned in the memory of Denard Davis. Assemblyman Gray went on to say, “My family and I lost a friend, a role model, a confidant, a mentor, and an anchor. Denard Davis was truly a ‘larger than life’ figure whose life spanned a challenging era. He believed in education as the keystone of hope, not just for individuals, but for entire communities and his life was devoted to enhancing educational opportunities.” Watch Assemblyman Gray’s entire speech honoring the memory of Denard Davis in this Assembly Access video.
In the late 1990s, after vehicle Smog legislation was enacted to require that every car in California meet specific air-quality standards, a bill was passed that exempted every vehicle in the Bay Area.
It was not that the cars of Bay Area residents didn't pollute as much as cars in other parts of California. They did. But the emissions coming from those cars would be carried by ocean breezes into the Central Valley and become someone else's problem. Our problem.
(Sacramento) - “We need more democracy, not bureaucracy!” said Assemblyman Gray. In a recent floor speech, Assemblyman Adam Gray urged colleagues to consider their oaths of office to make the hard decisions entrusted to them by their constituents. Gray argued that SB 350, while perhaps well intentioned, effectively cedes the decision making power of the Legislature to three unelected unaccountable regulatory bodies. Here’s more in this Assembly Access Video.
SACRAMENTO–Declaring that there are no acceptable answers to California’s water shortage on the table, Assemblymember Adam C. Gray (D-Merced) today introduced legislation to adopt stringent targets to increase water storage available for beneficial uses.
“We need to pursue the same approach we have taken to increase renewable energy,” said Gray. “We need to establish targets, create incentives to reach those targets, and then hold policymakers and regulators accountable for reaching those goals.”
With news of an enormous El Niño year flowing in, some believe their prayers might have been answered. But memory quickly turns to the devastating flooding and mudslides so synonymous when these subtropical storms arrive in California.
In the past, such deluges were relatively uncommon. Now, many scientists are predicting that prolonged periods of drought followed by torrential downpours will be par for the course. Climate change will bring greater weather extremes on both sides of the precipitation spectrum. Add warmer winters that melt vital mountain snowpack early in the season, and the period for California to collect and store water becomes increasingly short.
MODESTO, CA – Assemblymember Adam Gray, who serves as the chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Rail, will be hosting a special public hearing on the existing passenger rail services in the San Joaquin Valley on Friday, August 21, 2015 at 10 am at the Modesto City Council/Stanislaus County Chambers (1010 10th Street, Basement Chambers) in downtown Modesto. The focus of this Assembly Select Committee on Rail hearing will be on promoting the near-term improvement and expansion of the successful San Joaquin and Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) rail services.
The San Joaquin service connects the San Joaquin Valley to Sacramento and the East Bay and serves 1.2 million passengers annually. The ACE service connects the San Joaquin Valley to the East Bay and Silicon Valley and serves nearly 1.3 million passengers year. While both services reduce congestion on the roads and highways and improve air quality, they are in need of infrastructure improvements to increase the frequency of service, reduce travel times, improve safety and on-time performance, serve new markets, and provide economic benefits to the region.