CITY OF MERCED

Overview + Elected Officials


Elected officials

Title: Mayor

Name Ellie Wooten

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Title: Mayor Pro Tempore

Name John Carlisle

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Title: Council Member

Name Joseph Cortez

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Title: Council Member

Name Michele Gabriault-Acosta

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Title: Council Member

Name Noah Lor

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Title: Council Member

Name James Sanders

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Title: Council Member

Name William Spriggs

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Overview

Population 78,958  (133 of 538)
Median Individual Earnings $31,665  (398 of 474)
Median Home Price $168,065  (329 of 345)
Web Site Address http://ci.merced.ca.us

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Overview


ACTIVE EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION DATA
Median Salary for Full Time Employees $56,252  (391 of 454)
Median Benefits for Full Time Employees $34,074  (99 of 453)
Median Total Comp for Full Time Employees $90,326  (322 of 454)
Median Total Comp (Gov) / Median Total Comp (Private) 285%  (87 of 449)
Name of Highest Paid Employee Andrade, Norman
Title of Highest Paid Employee Police Chief
Total Comp for Highest Paid Employee $205,249  (331 of 426)
Total Salaries (Full and Part-Time) $30,299,114
Total Salaries + Benefits (Total Comp, Full and Part-Time) $40,998,336
Number of Full Time Employees 379
Full Time Employees / Population 0.48%  (115 of 455)
RETIRED EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION DATA
Pension Contribution $10,202,468
Pension Unfunded Liability $57,174,954
Pension Contribution / Total Revenue 10.24%  (18 of 280)
Name of Former Employee with Largest Pension Maria Georgi Pallavicini
Amount of Largest Pension $153,062
Other Post Retirement Benefits Data (Healthcare, etc.)
OPEB Required Contribution $7,840,000
OPEB Actual Contribution $1,661,000
Unfunded OPEB Liability $50,921,000
OPEB Required Contribution / Total Revenue 7.87%  (7 of 263)
Required Pension and OPEB Contribution / Total Revenue 18.11%  (7 of 226)

Quality of Services


Violent Crimes per 100,000 Population 556  (36 of 452)
Property Crimes per 100,000 Population 2,647  (72 of 455)
Sales Tax Rate 8.000%  (258 of 427)
Median Wages General Public 21,959
Median Benefits General Public 9,706

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Financial Health


Total Debt / Total Revenue 64.6%  (137 of 338)
General Fund Balance / General Fund Expenditures 44.3%  (240 of 388)
General Fund Surplus / General Fund Revenue 1.6%  (264 of 387)
Change in Governmental Fund Revenue -1.2%  (270 of 365)
Public Safety Expense / Total Governmental Fund Revenue 54.5%  (33 of 377)
Public Safety Expense / General Fund Revenue 72.0%  (30 of 377)
Governmental Fund Revenue $54,753,648
Total Revenue Per Capita $1,262  (270 of 481)
Governmental Fund Expenditures $54,912,172
Total Expenditures per Capita $1,198  (268 of 481)
Bankruptcy Risk (within 1 Year) 0.12%  (189 of 383)

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Surplus / (Deficit) General Fund Other Funds Total Gov. Funds
Surplus / (Deficit) $  502,585 $  (661,109) $  (158,524)
Revenues
Total Revenues $  32,285,384 $  22,468,264 $  54,753,648
Taxes 24,070,812 5,963,500 30,034,312
Charge for services 6,691,882 6,497,697 13,189,579
Intergovernmental 576,624 8,738,288 9,314,912
Use of money and property 245,090 693,633 938,723
Licenses and permits 25,376 499,061 524,437
Fines and forfeitures 418,647 43,116 461,763
Miscellaneous 256,953 32,969 289,922
General Fund Balance $  14,081,905
Long Term Debt $  64,338,394
Expenditures
Total Expenditures $  31,782,799 $  23,129,373 $  54,912,172
Total current operating 31,133,695 16,969,759 48,103,454
Public safety 23,236,318 6,592,856 29,829,174
General government 5,218,967 4,932,119 10,151,086
Public works and facilities 1,536,917 5,444,678 6,981,595
Capital Outlay 0 6,159,614 6,159,614
Recreation and community services 1,141,493 106 1,141,599
Interest 364,104 0 364,104
Principal Retirement 285,000 0 285,000