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Council approves deficit budget; city to find funding for firefighters

The Turlock City Council unanimously approved a budget for the 2013- 2014 fiscal year with $29.7 million in expenses and $1 million in deficit spending.

June 11, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Council considers deficit budget with cuts to police, fire

The Turlock City Council will consider adopting a fiscal year 2013-14 budget on Tuesday with slightly over $1 million in deficit spending.

June 07, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


County budget shows signs of growth, future concern

The Stanislaus County proposed 2013-2014 budget sees an increase in both state and federal funding for county projects and revenue. The budget, which is set to be finalized in September, totals $1 billion in appropriations and $990 million in revenue - an increase over last year's budget of $984 million in appropriations and $930 million in revenue.

June 04, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Council approves Carnegie refund

The Carnegie Arts Foundation will be getting a financial boost soon, now that the Turlock City Council has agreed to refund the majority of its security deposit.

May 31, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Turlockers consider city, county roads tax

The drive to fix Turlock's roads with a new city tax is gaining momentum if the latest community forum is any indicator.

May 31, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Council to consider Carnegie Arts refund

The Carnegie Arts Foundation's bankroll could get a bit of a boost come Tuesday if the Turlock City Council agrees to return the majority of their performance security deposit.

May 24, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Denham to grill high speed rail board

Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Turlock will lead a Congressional subcommittee hearing on Tuesday on the accountability of funds provided to the state's high speed rail project. Denham, who leads the House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials will be inviting half a dozen witnesses to the hearing.

May 24, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Council splits on water rate study

The move to revamp the city's collection rates for water services gained momentum Tuesday night when the Turlock City Council approved by a narrow margin to hire a consulting firm to conduct a water rate study.

May 17, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Hughson hires new city manager

Raul L. Mendez, a former county administrator, has been hired as Hughson's new city manager by the Hughson City Council.

May 17, 2013 | | Government


House Ag Committee approves farm bill, good news for California farmers

The House Agriculture Committee approved the $940 billion farm bill on Wednesday, which will bring some relief to frustrated California growers. Working late into Wednesday night, the House passed the 576 page draft, with a 36-10 vote.

May 17, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Arts Commission continues talks on Columbia Park mural project

A 16-foot mural and handball wall slated for Columbia Park is finally making headway, and will soon go before the Turlock City Council.

May 14, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Four city budget plans: No easy fixes

The Turlock City Council received four budgetary plans for the upcoming fiscal year, including one with a dire scenario of massive cuts to public safety and another with deficit spending of more than $3.4 million.

May 14, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Public no show at road tax forums

What if the city decided to propose a city-wide road tax and no one really cared?

May 10, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Planning approves smaller version of multi-tenant freeway sign

Bigger may not be better according to the Turlock Planning Commission. After two months of back and forth with Planning and city staff, Main Street businesses and developer Reed Onate will be able to move forward with building a multi-tenant freeway sign - albeit at a smaller scale than the original plans.

May 03, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Government


Roads top issue at first public forum

The City of Turlock held its first community forum Tuesday night with very few community members in attendance.

April 30, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


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Civil grand jury applications being accepted

The selection process for the 2015-2016 Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury has started. Citizens interested in serving on the Civil Grand Jury are encouraged to contact the Grand Jury Office at 558-7766 or go on line at: http://stanct.org/sites/default/files/Affidavit%202015_2016.pdf to download an application form.

March 26, 2015 | | Government


The 'counterintuitive' aspect of road maintenance and why your neighbor's road may be in better cond

It's a common complaint in Turlock: Why is their road being fixed and not mine?

March 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Council to consider road closures for upcoming downtown events

Events could be returning to the downtown Turlock area with a bridal showcase this spring and a monthly food fair this summer pending the Turlock City Council's approval of road closures for the events at Tuesday's City Council meeting.

March 20, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


New structure will restore access to Yosemite and reduce travel times

Caltrans and its partners are beginning the first phase of a $133 million project to create a unique protective structure to protect the roadway from rockslides and restore State Route 140 between Mariposa and El Portal, and provide a safe, direct route to enter Yosemite National Park.

March 19, 2015 | Staff Report | Government


DMV seeks comment on potential AB 60 regulation updates

As part of an ongoing effort to successfully implement Assembly Bill 60, the California Department of Motor Vehicles announced it is seeking public comment on several potential changes to future application processes.

March 19, 2015 | | Government


Legislators come to talk Turlock

While local legislators may hold different views on issues affecting the region they have one thing in common: Turlock.

March 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Parks, potholes and planes

Director of Parks, Recreation and Public Facilities Allison Van Guilder said her department is analogous to an event planning firm.

March 17, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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