Badlands Journal editorial board
Conway's no longer just a pretty face in the Merced City administration.
Some question appointment of Merced's Parks and Recreation head…JOSHUA EMERSON SMITH
The city of Merced's Parks and Recreation Department continues to be at the center of controversy.
After the city aggressively slashed the department's funding in its recent budget, residents spoke out, forcing funding to be partially reinstated.
Now the city has appointed Mike Conway, assistant to the city manager, to take over as head of the Parks and Recreation Department while continuing to act in several other capacities.
"I wanted to make sure there's adequate oversight of the office," said City Manager John Bramble, who appointed Conway.
However, the move has some in the community questioning Conway's qualifications for the job. Read More »