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Council to consider water rate changes

Following months of preparing for the proposed water rate increases in Turlock, the City Council will be discussing the increases at length during their Tuesday meeting during a public hearing where community residents are encouraged to voice any questions or concerns on the matter.

March 21, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


City asks for public input on bike, pedestrian plan

As the City of Turlock continues its efforts to improve the safety of bicycle and pedestrian pathways throughout the community, the city will be holding an open workshop to gain input from the public on what they hope to see within the master plan.

March 21, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Government Night brings talks of water, jobs

The third annual Turlock Government Night drew in over a hundred community residents seeking answers to their questions on the state of local, state and federal issues.

March 20, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


StanCOG decides against transportation tax

After months of garnering local support for a countywide transportation tax initiative, the Stanislaus Council of Governments, the regional transportation planning agency, has decided against placing the measure on the November ballot.

March 20, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


City looks to electoral districts after receiving threat letter

As cities and counties across the state have recently made the switch from an at-large voting system to a by-district election process in response to a state voting law, the City of Turlock is looking to follow suit.

March 18, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Bringing government to the people

While many have complained of politicians being increasingly disconnected from everyday Americans, local elected officials are making an effort to reach out to their constituents, answering any questions they might have regarding public policy and regional issues.

March 18, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Courthouse project on Modesto’s 10th Street moves forward

A downtown Modesto site already chosen as the optimal site for the future home of the Stanislaus County courthouse has received the approval of the Court Facilities Advisory Committee at a town hall meeting held Wednesday in San Francisco.

March 13, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Partnership between city, university marks new era

When former provost and vice president for academic affairs at California State University, Sacramento Joseph Sheley came to serve as interim president at CSU Stanislaus in 2012, he brought with him a vision of what an effective partnership between a university and its surrounding community looks like.

March 11, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Multiple roadways to see improvements

The city will soon begin improvements to multiple roadways throughout town, including E. Main Street, Colorado Avenue and Fulkerth Road, following approval by the City Council on Tuesday.

March 11, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Council to consider Sunnyview Park name change

A light agenda will be placed before the Turlock City Council on Tuesday evening, as the council members meet to consider only a handful of changes.

March 07, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


County leaders make effort to curb growth…around the belly

In an effort to boost weight loss in Stanislaus County, the Board of Supervisors joined the Healthy Eating Living Cities Campaign Tuesday, making them the first county in the state to do so.

March 07, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Planning Commission approves food truck ban in split vote

With just one vote making the difference, the Turlock Planning Commission made their final decision to approve an amendment to the City's zoning ordinance that places a ban on mobile food facilities within the downtown district.

March 06, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Valley leaders to drought task force: Send aid, keep the politics

Hundreds of concerned Valley residents and farmers filled the public conference held at University of California, Merced on Tuesday, as Gov. Jerry Brown's Drought Task Force met with the State Board of Food and Agriculture to discuss the impacts of the ongoing drought. By meeting with local agencies and farmers, state officials hoped to discover the type of assistance and state measures that are needed to help growers survive one of the worst droughts in California's history.

March 04, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


City updates economic taskforce on potential projects

Barely reaching a quorum, the Mayor's Economic Development Task Force meeting on Tuesday saw several empty seats as many of the 25-member committee were unable to attend. Despite the dip in participation, the group continued moving forward by picking up from their February meeting as they continually seek new strategies to update the City's 2003 Strategic Economic Development Plan.

March 04, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Valley Voice goes to Sacramento

Officials from the eight-county San Joaquin Valley Regional Policy Council will meet in Sacramento for a two-day conference this week to discuss several issues affecting the Valley.

March 04, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


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Forrest White seeks reelection

City Councilman Forrest White has announced that he is seeking reelection this November, as he hopes to continue helping the City of Turlock move forward in areas such as economic growth, roadway improvements and water issues.

April 24, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Road tax could be on November ballots

Turlock residents will likely see a citywide tax initiative on their ballots this November, as the City Council begins the process of creating an alternative to the countywide transportation tax recently abandoned by the Stanislaus Council of Governments that would have generated millions for local roadway repairs.

April 22, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Council moves forward with district elections

The Turlock City Council opted to take an important step towards switching Turlock's current at-large election system to one composed of multiple districts, in an effort to encourage equal representation within local government while also saving the city from hefty lawsuits.

April 22, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Assembly bills target metal thieves

Two bills designed to combat metal theft by creating a statewide task force and implementing a stolen materials alert system are advancing toward becoming law in the Assembly.

April 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Legislators recognize Armenian genocide

The California State Assembly and Senate both commemorated the 99th anniversary of the Armenian genocide by adopting separate Genocide Recognition Resolutions on April 7.

April 22, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Council to discuss road tax, housing, and election

The Turlock City Council faces a full agenda on Tuesday, taking up three major issues concerning a possible tax increase for Turlock road repairs, the development of new housing near Monte Vista Crossings, and the imminent change to district elections.

April 18, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


StanCOG opens comment period for long term draft transportation plan

Recently releasing the draft 2014 Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy and associated Environmental Impact Report, the Stanislaus Council of Governments Policy Board is currently accepting public reviews and comments during a 60 day period.

April 17, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Noise concerns put Larsa permit in peril

Due to multiple noise complaints from neighboring properties, the Larsa Event Center, located on E. Monte Visa Avenue may have its Conditional Use Permit revoked pending a decision by the Stanislaus County Planning Commission.

April 17, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Crowd pours in for water talk

Hundreds of concerned community members, farmers, and local officials filled the packed conference room at California State University, Stanislaus on Tuesday evening, eager to hear more about regional groundwater issues from a panel of experts.

April 15, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Pedestrians help City develop bike lane improvements

Recently partnering with a planning and design firm to develop a Bicycle Master Plan, the City of Turlock has been making strides in various efforts to improve the safety of bicycle and pedestrian pathways throughout the City.

April 15, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


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