Youth advocate Kelly Turner is shown galvanizing demonstrators Monday at Bob Hart Square. Turner and others want Merced city officials to dedicate more financial resources to youth programs and showed up for one last push before the council’s budget vote.
Youth advocate Kelly Turner is shown galvanizing demonstrators Monday at Bob Hart Square. Turner and others want Merced city officials to dedicate more financial resources to youth programs and showed up for one last push before the council’s budget vote. Thaddeus Miller
Youth advocate Kelly Turner is shown galvanizing demonstrators Monday at Bob Hart Square. Turner and others want Merced city officials to dedicate more financial resources to youth programs and showed up for one last push before the council’s budget vote. Thaddeus Miller

Merced adopts balanced budget, amid calls for youth programs

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