The City Council has placed Measure T on the November 4th ballot to amend the City’s Charter. It will change the method of voting for City Council members from an at-large voting system to a district-based voting system. Measure T would also require the City to prepare a map of the six City Council Districts. A panel of residents, with the help of a mapping specialist, would prepare a plan to divide the City into six Districts for the City Council to consider approving. Every other City election the registered voters living in a district would vote for a council candidate who must reside within that particular district. Measure T would not change the method for electing the Mayor every City election. The office of the Mayor would continue to be filled through an at-large election so that all registered voters of the City would be entitled to vote for a candidate of their choice.
The Merced Youth Council will hold its first meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13 in the Sam Pipes Room on the first floor of the Merced Civic Center, 678 W. 18th St. On the agenda is election of officers and discussing goals for the organization.
The Youth Council also will set a deadline for applications to fill three vacant seats. Applications are available from Youth Council members, from local high schools and online. See here for the agenda and application.
Housing Department Surveys
The City of Merced is asking for your input in setting future goals and programs to better serve the community through the Housing Department. Please rate each program or activity below based on what you feel is the level of need for your community. Thank You!
We are requesting your input on the opportunities and / or problems associated with obtaining quality and affordable housing within the City of Merced. Please take a few minutes to fill out this online survey. Thank You!