Merced Districting Committee Makes Recommendation


The committee kept four halves of maps for City Council to piece together
The discussion will move to the council later this month
Residents said they prize neighborhood representation over economic drivers
Shane Smith, left, and Miguel Lopez, both members of Merced’s Independent Districting Advisory Committee, listen to residents during the public hearing portion of Tuesday’s meeting at City Hall. The committee picked pieces of each of the three remaining district maps to recommend to the City Council later this month.  Photo by: Thaddeus Miller tmiller@mercedsunstar.com