Downtown parking meters, parking enforcement officers, voluntary employee parking policies - these are a few of the strategies the City of Turlock could take to implement the Downtown Parking Plan adopted by the Turlock City Council in August.
The first storm of the season is set to hit today with strong winds and heavy rain forecast prompting the National Weather Service to issue warnings for most of Northern California, including the Central Valley.
Voters in Stanislaus County will once again have a chance to pass a half-cent sales tax that will go towards fixing local roadways. Measure L - Local Roads First Transportation Funding - proposed by the Stanislaus Council of Governments, is a 25-year half-cent sales tax with an expenditure plan on how funds will be used to pay for countywide local street and road improvements, arterial street widening, signalization, pedestrian, bicyclist and driver safety. The road tax is expected to bring in $960 million or approximately $38 million per year.
The bumpy ride drivers are experiencing when crossing the railroad tracks at Monte Vista Avenue could soon be smoother as the Turlock City Council will consider on Tuesday awarding a bid to fix the transition area from road to tracks.
Turlock City Council candidates vying for seats in Districts 2 and 4 in the city's first ever by-district election were asked on Wednesday to give their viewpoints on a number of issues - some that have recently divided the current council and the residents of Turlock - during a forum hosted by the Stanislaus County League of Women Voters.
There will be plenty of pumpkins, ghosts and monsters at local branches of the Stanislaus County Library in October, in the form of special story times, activities and craft activities. Other October highlights include visits from the Modesto Symphony Orchestra and "Python Ron" McGee to the Turlock Library.
More public art could soon be seen around town as the Turlock City Council and Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission will consider a new Public Art Policy and Guidelines during a special meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Westside Ministries launched its annual Coats 4 Kids donations drive with a downtown dance party Thursday night in front of Carr's Cleaners. For over 30 years, the local nonprofit has collected winter coats for youth of all ages, with Carr's Cleaners serving as a drop off location and providing a free cleaning for each used coat donated.
Turlock is known for having some of the most innovative and inspiring business, agricultural and philanthropic leaders in the region and each year the Chamber of Commerce takes time to recognize these noteworthy citizens through the Best of Turlock awards. This year will mark the 48th anniversary of the awards and Chamber President and CEO Karin Moss is hoping the entire community will join in with honoring these outstanding leaders.