Maps emerge for a changing Merced

Miguel Lopez is starting to smile and breathe a little easier about the citywide effort to bring in proposed maps for new election districts in Merced. the 27-year-old Lopez is a member of the Independent Districting Advisory Committee, a panel charged with accepting and reviewing the maps before coming up with a final proposal for…

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Merced residents can shape budget priority talk

Two budget priority sessions are planned this month by the Merced City Council, which is looking for input from residents on where to focus its resources in the coming fiscal year. The first meeting is 5:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 678 W. 18th St. Another is planned later in the month, and the council…

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