In his State of the City address, delivered Friday morning at the City Corporation Yard, Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth listed many of the City's accomplishments over the past year and shared his vision for an even better 2016. For many Turlock residents, however, the news that the City doubled its pothole repair budget was probably the most impactful.
Residents have long known that the road conditions in Turlock are poor. On Tuesday, the Turlock City Council will hear a report on how the city's road conditions have actually worsen over the past two years.
The Turlock City Council and Planning Commission will hold a special joint meeting on Tuesday to discuss a number of topics including enforcement of the Sign Ordinance, education on the Active Transportation Plan and homelessness.
Before residents of Turlock can enjoy the bounty of local spring harvests at a downtown farmers' market, the City of Turlock will have to complete its overhaul of the way a market operator is selected.
The Turlock Planning Commission will welcome one new member and the Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission two new members after the Turlock City Council appointed new commissioners at their first meeting of 2016.
As anyone who has ever undertaken a renovation project can attest, in construction the devil is often in the details. But for the Hope Lives Here campaign, a fundraising effort to complete the Turlock Gospel Mission's year-round shelter, members of the construction community are energizing the project with a spirit of giving.
Many families started 2016 having to pay more for a place to live, as a new survey found that rents across California went up 7.6 percent from November to December 2015 and 4.9 percent over the last year with median prices of $1,500 for a one bedroom home and $1,640 for a two bedroom.
Governor Jerry Brown proposed a record high $122.6 billion General Fund budget plan for 2016-17 - an increase of $6 billion over last year - that makes significant increases in funding for education, health care and state infrastructure, while bolstering the state's Rainy Day Fund and paying down state debts and liabilities. Along with the increased spending, however, the Governor also urged fiscal restraint.