242016Feb

South Merced residents restless over lack of attention

HIGHLIGHTS Say McNamara Park problems highlight inattention Residents also calling for supermarket nearby Districts supposed to bring representation in coming years BY THADDEUS MILLER | tmiller@mercedsunstar.com A south Merced town hall meeting picked at old wounds for residents south of Highway 99, they said Wednesday, highlighting the feeling that the oldest neighborhood in town gets the…

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62015Oct

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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12015Sep

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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