Home to more than 83,000 residents, Manteca is a Central Valley city that sits 76 miles east of San Francisco. Originally named Monteca, the railroad misspelled it as Manteca, and that became the city’s official name. With affordable housing and proximity to major highways and the Valley Rail expansion, Manteca self-describes as the “Family City”—and it has become a tourist destination for families in recent years thanks to the nearby Great Wolf Lodge outpost. It is also the site of the largest veterans commemoration on the West Coast, taking place every year on the Sunday before Memorial Day.

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City Council

The Manteca City Council is composed of five members: one representative elected by voters in each of the four districts, and a mayor chosen by all voters. The council meets twice monthly; residents who have Comcast Cable may watch live broadcasts of all public meetings on Channel 97, Manteca’s government access channel.

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Planning Commission

Members of the Planning Commission are registered voters who live full time in Manteca. They are charged with the responsibility of administration of the zoning ordinance and general plan and review of zoning and development applications.

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Manteca is the most expensive place to rent an apartment along the Highway 99 corridor in the three-county Northern San Joaquin Valley region. The average apartment in 2023 in Manteca rented for $2,087 a month.

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Details of the homeless navigation center, for which Manteca has secured $20.4 million to build, are included in an environmental assessment for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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A name that surfaced almost as often as the word “cannabis” as a Manteca City Council public hearing vetted the three applicants being allowed to pursue a permit for retail marijuana operations was that of Nick Obligacion—a retired Manteca police chief.

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There have been 96 housing units—the equivalent of a good-sized subdivision—built or started on small parcels during the last four years located in an area what could best be described as the city of Manteca circa 1970.
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