Merced County, District 5, is facing a number of complex problems that is going to take experienced leadership and common sense to solve. Scott Silveira is the leader with experience, ability and proven track record to tackle these issues head-on and develop financially responsible solutions that benefit Merced County as a whole.

Public Safety

Public safety is a top priority. As Supervisor, Scott Silveira works directly with the Sheriff and Fire Chief to give them the tools they need to not only get by but be successful.

As a former volunteer Fire Chief, Scott understand the needs of the District first-hand and knows that solving these challenges requires working together,
planning and financial responsibility.

County Services

County Roads throughout District 5 are in poor and failing condition, causing compromised public safety and dangerous conditions. Scott Silveira is working to develop a County Roads Master Plan. He is working to identify Measure V funds that will address this long overdue issue, without adding additional fees or taxes.

Scott understands that currently Westside residents must travel long distances to access county services such as obtaining a marriage certificate, death certificate, or paying county taxes. Scott is working closely with County staff to identify local solutions so Westside resident will have local access to these types of services.

Business Development

Developing local businesses and attracting new ones is critical to District 5’s long term viability. Creating business opportunities and new jobs, especially on the west side, is important. Scott has made business development and well-paying job creation in Merced County at top priority – sending the message that we are “open for business.”

Finding new ways to streamline permit processes, reduce fees, taxes and other financial roadblocks – encourages businesses to relocate and create jobs right here at home. Supervisor Silveira is committed to finding ways to ways to provide job training for our youth and attract employers to keep our county competitive and sustainable.