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[BLOG] Money talks–retirement matters

Pension reform may be the greatest challenge facing the current generation of state and local elected officials….

[BLOG] Money talks–thoughts on the City’s budget

Because there will never be enough money for all the things we want or need, our elected decision makers are going to face tough choices.

Water schedule now permits watering 3 days a week in Madera

Effective September 6, 2017, Level B Water Use Regulations will be implemented for all City of Madera residents. As a result, watering days will increase from two days per week to three. Level B Water Schedule: All outside WATER USE is prohibited every day between 10:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M. All outside WATER USE is… Read More

[BLOG] Without water, there is no life

We have a duty to be transparent about what we need to do and why we need to do it.  Nobody likes to see rate increases – that includes the City Council and members of the City staff.  We live here, too.  The reality is the more we choose to defer rate increases the more… Read More

CalHome program in Madera provides funds to assist homeowners with repairs

The City of Madera is looking to assist as many eligible households as possible by restoring their homes to meet the Uniform Building Code and “safe, decent and sanitary” standards established by the City of Madera’s Building Division. The CalHome Owner Occupied Rehabilitation Program provides funds to assist homeowners make repairs that affect life and safety… Read More

November 15, 2017

School District and City partner to bring Vision Leadership Academy to youth

Madera High Vision Leadership Academy

The Madera Unified School District and the City of Madera have partnered to bring the Vision Leadership Academy to the future leaders of our community. Students will attend 6 sessions that will explore the fundamentals of local government, including presentations from the City’s Fire, Police, Parks, and Revitalization departments.

Mayor Andy Medellin joined City Council members Charles Rigby, Will Oliver, and City Administrator David Tooley Wednesday morning at Madera High School to kick things off. Graduates of the academy will have the opportunity to be entered into a drawing for a scholarship award.

Instilling the importance of shared civic values and fostering youth development of civic skills is not only fundamental to the vitality of our democratic processes, but it also serves to prepare youth to succeed in college and careers by cultivating 21st century skills in critical thinking, problem solving, communication and collaboration abilities.

Together, we envision youth in their community as the leaders of tomorrow that will move our city forward.

#WeBelieve #MaderaProud

October 31, 2017

Nominations for Beautification Committee’s Excellence in Landscape Award now open

Have you driven past some amazing landscaping in Madera? The City of Madera’s Beautification Committee would like to hear about it as they are accepting nominations for both residential and commercial excellence in landscape. Completed nomination forms should be submitted to the Parks & Community Services Department office located inside of the John W. Wells Youth Center building (701 E. 5th Street) no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, November 3rd to be considered. 


PLEASE BE ADVISED–the Committee looks to reward landscaping that uses less water. If you have any questions, please call the City of Madera Parks & Community Services Department at 661-5495.


Print nomination form for submission (click on image below):