Merced Makes History Adopts New District Elections Map

Highlights  A split Merced City Council picks the NDC map for both halves of the city The odd-numbered districts will be up in November 2016 BY THADDEUS MILLER  tmiller@mercedsunstar.com A map of city council districts chosen for future elections keeps the downtown business community together but has disappointed south Merced residents who worry it dilutes…

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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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Tatiana Vizcaino-Stewart: District elections should make city council more inclusive, diverse

Seven Merced citizens are making history. They are part of the Independent Districting Advisory Committee (IDAC), which will be responsible for recommending a districting plan that divides Merced into six city council districts. These districts will be used for future city council elections. This has never been done before in the city of Merced. Before…

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