The Mendota City Council meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m.
*COG Policy Board Representative
|Title||First Name||Last Name||Phone|
|Mayor Pro Tem||Jesus||Mendozaemail@example.com||(559) 655-4298|
|City Manager||Cristian||Gonzalezfirstname.lastname@example.org||(559) 655-4298|
|City Clerk||Celeste||Cabrera-Garciaemail@example.com||(559) 655-4298|
|Police Chief||Kevin||Smithfirstname.lastname@example.org||(559) 655-9120|
The Southern Pacific Railroad established a storage and switching facility in 1891 at the site of present day Mendota. However, the city was not incorporated until 1942.
The wildlife refuge to the east of town is complemented by abundant croplands in all the surrounding area. Mendota has traditionally been almost entirely dependent on agriculture for its economic wellbeing, and has gained recognition as the Cantaloupe Center of the World. The citys goal is to move from dependence on the seasonal crops to a more year-round operation.
Recreational opportunities are abundant, with three city parks in addition to the county and state administered parklands, and an active sports and activity program. Hunting and fishing are excellent in the area.
|January 1, 2015 State of California Department of Finance Information|
|Number of Housing Units||2,571|
|April 1, 2010 U.S. Census Information|
|Number of Housing Units||2,556||% under 5 years||11.2%|
|Vacancy Rate||5.16%||% under 18 years||33.9%|
|Average Household Size||4.54||% 21 years and over||60.6%|
|% 55 years and over||11.0%|
|Race/Ethnic Distribution||% 60 years and over||7.3%|
|White||2.2%||% 65 years and over||4.7%|
|American Indian & Alaskan Native||0.2%||Occupied Housing Unit Tenure|
|Asian & Pacific Islander||0.4%||Percent Owner-Occupied||43.6%|
|2008-2012 U.S. Census American Community Survey|
|Median Family Income||$25,401||Percent of Persons 25 Years of Age and Older Who Have Completed High School or Equivalent||30.4%|
|Median Household Income||$26,061||Percent of Persons 25 Years of Age and Older Who Have Completed a Bachelor’s Degree||1.2%|
|Percent of Persons Below Poverty Level||45.6%|
|Percent of Children Under 18 Years of Age Below Poverty Level||63.7%||Percent of Persons 5 Years of Age and Older Who Speak a Language Other Than English at Home||90.1%|
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