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State troubles prompt city to make RDA changes

On the same day area mayors gathered in Modesto to lobby Gov. Jerry Brown to forego his planned elimination of all redevelopment agencies statewide, the City of Turlock took steps to ensure its own redevelopment money is committed before the state potentially seizes uncommitted RDA funds across the state.

March 08, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Local mayors support ‘My Vote Counts’ campaign

Mayors from Turlock, Hughson, Ceres, Modesto, Riverbank, Patterson, Newman and Waterford – and around the state – united on Tuesday to oppose Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to eliminate redevelopment agencies and enterprise zones in the coming state budget.

March 08, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


AG asks federal court to restore same-sex marriage now

On Tuesday, California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris asked the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to dismiss its order prohibiting same-sex marriages in California until an appeal of Proposition 8 is resolved.

March 01, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council approves revisiting big box ban in future

Want to build a big box discount superstore in the City of Turlock? Check back around 2020, a split Turlock City Council said Tuesday night.

March 01, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


County lays off 16 more workers

Stanislaus County's workforce will be growing smaller – again – following Board of Supervisors action on Tuesday.

March 01, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


2010 full of adjustments for fire department

For the first time in several years the number of calls the Turlock Fire Department responded to dropped in 2010, according to the department's annual report presented to the City Council Tuesday night.

February 25, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Turlockers get face time with elected officials

The first ever Turlock Government Night drew elected officials from federal, state and local government to the same place at the same time to offer frank answers about budgets, projects and priorities.

February 25, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council increases city bus fares

Most fares on the Bus Line Service of Turlock will increase by about $.25 per ride, in an effort to meet state-mandated fare collection rates after a vote by the Turlock City Council Tuesday night.

February 22, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Hughson joins county consortium for development funding

The City of Hughson will now join with a consortium of urban county cities to obtain Community Development Block Grant funds from the state rather than applying on its own, following a Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors vote on Tuesday night.

February 18, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


StanCOG passes on half-cent sales tax to support transportation, for now

Voters likely won't be asked to support a new, half-cent sales tax to support transportation projects until 2014, following Stanislaus County Council of Governments Policy Board action Wednesday night.

February 18, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Washington haggles over high-speed rail funding

The Obama administration's six-year, $53 million plan to invest in the development of high-speed rail has earned plaudits from rail supporters, but House Republicans say the cost is too high in the down economy.

February 15, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Hughson lays off five employees

Facing an unexpected General Fund deficit of $172,000 this year – expected to balloon to $514,000 next year – the Hughson City Council agreed to cut five of the city's 23 full-time staff members in an effort to balance the budget.

February 15, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council supports tax to benefit transportation

The majority of the Turlock City Council on Tuesday begrudgingly expressed support for the Stanislaus County Council of Government's plans to put a new, ½ cent sales tax to benefit transportation projects and road improvements on voters' ballots in November 2012.

February 11, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council divided on firefighter grant

After a close City Council vote the Turlock City Fire Department has been given the green light to pursue a federal grant that would pay for increased staffing.

February 11, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Council reviews homeless shelter study area

Turlock's plan to comply with a state mandate to ease restrictions on constructing homeless shelters became clearer Tuesday night, as the Turlock City Council approved a study area where it will look to site 200 beds – up from the 100 bed figure suggested by city staff.

February 08, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


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City Council, staff convenes for final workshop on strategic plan

Tuesday marked the end of Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth's workshop series dedicated to reviewing City services as part of his 100-day commitment.

April 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Turlock City Council could propel new skateboard park process forward

There will be a new skate park at Donnelly Park in upcoming months if the Turlock City Council approves an agreement with a Santa Cruz based consulting firm for design and construction elements Tuesday night.

April 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Planning to consider downtown zoning for fast food, new drive-through regulations

It could become more difficult for fast food restaurants to set up shop near downtown Turlock as the Planning Commission will be revisiting permitting requirements for the eateries at their next meeting.

April 21, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Turlock City Council adopts new zoning ordinance

Four years and 18 public workshops later and the City of Turlock has repealed and replaced its Zoning Ordinance.

April 16, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City launches strictest water regulations to date

California Gov. Jerry Brown's executive order that mandates communities across California reduce their water usage by 25 percent has proven not enough for the City of Turlock.

April 14, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Turlock City Council unanimously bans food trucks in certain downtown districts

Mobile food vendors are officially not permitted in Turlock's downtown core as the City Council unanimously voted to prohibit them Tuesday evening.

April 14, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Berryhill introduces legislation aimed at increasing fishing participation

Californians are not fishing, despite the fact that the state boasts over 4,000 lakes and reservoirs, thousands of rivers and streams and an extensive coastline.

April 10, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Council to revisit food truck restrictions, zoning overhaul

The Turlock City Council will consider a comprehensive repeal and replacement of the Turlock Zoning Ordinance at Tuesday's meeting, something that the council previously deferred back to the Planning Commission for further consideration in January.

April 10, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Bill aims to bolster concurrent enrollment opportunities

The road towards college and career readiness is hoping to undergo construction in order to become that much smoother for California high school students, thanks to Assembly Bill 288's passage on Tuesday out of the Assembly Committee on Higher Education.

April 09, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Government


PARC evaluates community grants for first time

The transition of the Convention and Visitor's Bureau contract from the hands of the Chamber of Commerce to the City of Turlock is being actualized as evidenced by the Parks, Arts, and Recreation Commission meeting on Wednesday.

April 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen hosts electronic skateboard demo day

The west steps of the State Capitol were abuzz with skateboarders on Monday, but it wasn't a sign of kids enjoying their spring break. Instead it was Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen and those interesting in getting a feet-on demonstration of electronic skateboards.

April 07, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Federal, local legislators talk rail issues

There is more crude oil being moved by rail across the United States than ever before said Acting Administrator for the Federal Railroad Association Sarah Feinberg on Tuesday at the Modesto Transportation Center.

April 07, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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