Influencers Opinion


What if the state encouraged growth away from our big cities?

Some will reflexively argue that the answer to our state’s transportation future is to simply continue adding ever-more-expensive lanes and overpasses on heavily congested urban highways, to shuttle more and more people into existing centers of commerce. I would argue for a different approach.

Take a look at the Hotel Tioga in downtown Merced over the years

Hotel Tioga, 1715 N. St., in downtown Merced is being remodeled. The 73,670 square-foot building will become studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and penthouse apartments.