At the fourth and final redistricting public hearing on December 7, 2021, the Merced County Board of Supervisors reviewed additional draft maps and gave the public an opportunity to share their input on preferred district boundaries. After much consideration and discussion, the Board of Supervisors selected NDC Map 101d for adoption in a 4-1 vote.
Merced County kicked off its redistricting process in April 2021 when the Board of Supervisors approved the schedule of public hearings and workshops and launched the official redistricting website: DrawMercedCounty.org. From June to December 2021, the Board of Supervisors hosted four public hearings and two community workshops to share information about the process, gather public input on neighborhoods and communities of interest, and educate community members on how to submit draft maps and participate in the process.
The selected map meets all of the legal requirements set forth in the FAIRMAPS Act and AB 1276, while reflecting public input on Merced County’s communities of interest and other feedback received during the process.
“Since the first public hearing in June, we received a lot of great input that helped us select a map that kept our communities of interest together,” said Chairman Daron McDaniel of the Merced County Board of Supervisors. “I would like to thank everyone who participated in this process. You helped us ensure that every resident in Merced County has equal access to the political process and fair representation.”
Following the adoption of the new district map, Ordinance No. 2010 will become effective on January 6, 2022.
For more information on the 2021 redistricting process, visit DrawMercedCounty.org.
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