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THE NEXT LUNCH & LEARN IS AUGUST 21st!

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CITY OF MERCED INDEPENDENT DISTRICTING ADVISORY COMMITTEE COMMUNITY & COMMITTEE MEETINGS

With the assistance of City staff and an expert consultant, the Committee must recommend a districting plan that divides the City into 6 Council election districts which comply with state and federal election laws. These districts will be used for future elections of Merced City Council Members. The last of three community meetings will be held:

Saturday, August 1, 2015 2:00 p.m. Tenaya Middle School 760 W. 8th Street

The Committee really needs and wants your input! You are encouraged to submit a map, share your ideas and comment on the maps that have been submitted by the public at the August 1st meeting. To review the maps on-line, go to: https://www.cityofmerced.org/depts/cityclerk/boards_n_commissions/independent_districting_advisory_committee/submitted_maps.asp

The focus of the three August/September meetings will be Committee discussion in an effort to select two maps -- or perhaps three -- to be recommended to the City Council. These Committee meeting dates have been set for:

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 6:30 p.m. Merced Civic Center - Council Chambers 678 W, 18th Street

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 6:30 p.m. Merced Civic Center - Sam Pipes Room 678 W, 18th Street

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 6:30 p.m. Merced Civic Center - Council Chambers 678 W, 18th Street

Here's the District Map adoption process schedule for the balance if the process. August 2015: Committee plan adoption meetings

Early September 2015: Meeting with Plaintiffs

About September 10, 2015: Committee plan materials in City Council agenda packet

September 21, 2015: Commiittee presents plan to City Council

October 2015: City Council Hearings

November 2015: City Council Hearing & Plan Adoption

Prior to January 1, 2016: City Council adopts districting map/plan

March 2016: Finish County implementation of new district plan

November 2016: First election with new Council districts.

For more information about the process, please contact the City Clerk's Office at (209) 385-6834 or districting@cityofmerced.org

Program Planning: It's What We're All About

Twenty-four members learned "What We're All About" at the meeting Jan. 31 as we reviewed and discussed six State League positions and 4 local positions. Wonderful presenters, insightful questions and a delicious lunch -- an unbeatable combination!