Get Involved

Why You Should Get Involved?

Do you have an opinion on how the county should grow? Are there certain things you would like to see in Merced County in the future? Are you concerned about issues like agricultural preservation, adequate housing, job growth, transportation, and the environment? Then help plan the future of Merced County!

How To Get Involved?

During the General Plan Update, a series of newsletters will be prepared to provide an overview of the progress being made and the direction being pursued. The newsletters can be accessed on the Documents and Maps page.

Community Workshops
A number of community workshops will be held along with regular Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) meetings to gain input on issues and opportunities, alternative futures, and the General Plan documents. Community meetings will also be held in Santa Nella and in the Dos Palos area. Dates will be posted on the Schedule page when they are available.

Study Sessions / Hearings
Study sessions will be held with the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors throughout the development of the General Plan. At the end of the process, formal public hearings will also be held to consider the General Plan and environmental impact report (EIR).

Keep Up To Date
During the General Plan Update process, the County will maintain a mailing list of individuals who want to be kept informed on the latest program events. Sign up for e-mail updates. If you would like to be added to the mailing list, please write or fax your request to:

Bill Nicholson
Assistant Development Services Director
Merced County
2222 "M" Street, 2nd floor
Merced, CA 95340
fax: (209) 726-1710