Merced Districting Committee Makes Recommendation

Highlight 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…

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Groups disagree on how to draw downtown Merced districts

Highlights Independent Districting Advisory Committee looks for input at final community meeting Neighborhood organization wants downtown to be own district Nonprofit says downtown should be split Miguel Lopez, chairman of Merced’s Independent Districting Advisory Committee, right, and committee member See Lee speak with reporters Wednesday about a proposal that would split Merced into six districts….

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