Merced County Supervisor John Pedrozo begins town hall meetings this week

District 1 Supervisor John Pedrozo will kick off his annual town hall community meetings this week starting in Le Grand.

Town-hall style community meetings will also be held in Planada, Livingston and Merced in the next few weeks, according to the meeting schedule.

Town hall meetings are informal public meetings where everyone in the community is invited to attend, voice their opinions and hear responses from county representatives, said Mike North, county management analyst.

“Town hall meetings are important forums that allow members of the public to share concerns, learn about local government and discuss topics that are vital to their communities,” Pedrozo said in a news release.

“Through these meetings, residents have a place where they can ask questions and be heard on issues facing the community. This is one way to voice your opinion, share ideas and have discussions about issues,” Pedrozo’s release said.

The first town hall meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Le Grand American Legion Hall, 12560 Le Grand Road in Le Grand.

Pedrozo said he has coordinated the participation of several Merced County department heads who will be on hand to answer questions or respond to concerns raised by the public. Representatives of Rep. Jim Costa, state Sen. Anthony Cannella and Assemblyman Adam Gray will be invited to hear concerns expressed by District 1 residents.