About The Committee

The Independent Districting Advisory Committee completed its work on behalf of the public in September 2015.  The City Council adopted the final districting map at their Council meeting on October 5, 2015.

Committee Members 

The Committee consisted of seven community members.  Individuals were recommended by the Merced County League of Women Voters and appointed by the Merced City Council on March 2, 2015.

Independent Districting Advisory Committee Members

Chair:  Miguel Lopez
Vice Chair: Kelly Roseman
Committee Members:  See Lee
 Theresa McIntire
 Shane Smith
 Maria Vega
 Isabel Sanchez
 
Duties

With the assistance of City staff and an expert consultant, the Committee recommended a districting plan that divides the City into six (6) Council election districts complying with state and federal election laws.  These districts will be used for future elections of Merced City Council Members. 

Timeline
 November 2014      Measure "T" Approved by Voters 
 November 2014 - March 2015  Commission Selection Process
 March - April 2015      Commission Organization
 May - Early June 2015      Public Outreach
 June 2015          Time for public to use kits to draw lines
 Late June - Early July 2015      Commission draft plan(s) adoption meetings
 July 2015      Public Outreach - 2nd Round
 August 2015      Commission plan adoption meetings
 Early September 2015      Meeting with Plaintiffs
 About September 10, 2015      Commission plan materials in City Council agenda packet
 September 21, 2015  Commission 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) 388-8650.