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Redevelopment administrative assistant retires after 14 years

Sandi Brown isn’t a typical secretary. She is more like Jim Taubert’s right hand.

For the last 14 years, Brown, alongside Madera Redevelopment Agency (RDA) head Taubert, worked to revitalize aging property and bring new life to the city through shopping centers, streetlights, and other improvements.

As an example, the Crossroads shopping center with Rancho San Miguel Market and other popular stores wouldn’t have happened without Brown or the RDA, Taubert said.

But due to her husband’s retirement, two grandchildren in the area and good interest rates for houses, Brown decided to retire to Manteca and wrapped up her last day Tuesday with an emotional goodbye...


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