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Supervisors approve grim budget

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed what county CEO Rick Robinson termed "a responsible" proposed budget Tuesday morning, slashing $45 million - nearly 5 percent - from last year's final budget.

June 08, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Hughson City Council candidacy filing period pushed back

Interested candidates for the Hughson Recall Election now have six days left to file their application with the city clerk to claim their spot on the ballot for the Aug. 24 election.

June 04, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Government


County offers homeowner building permit amnesty

Stanislaus County homeowners who've opted to go ahead and build that extra room - without a proper building permit - will have until the end of the year to set things straight with the county.

June 01, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council bans new pet stores from selling unaltered dogs and cats

The Turlock City Council passed an ordinance on Tuesday that prohibits new pet stores from selling unaltered cats and dogs. The ordinance was added to the municipal code restrictions already in place that require breeders to purchase a certificate and limit each adult animal to only one litter a year.

May 28, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Government


City budget proposal to come before council

Turlock's budget is now in the hands of the full City Council - and city employee unions - as the Budget Subcommittee wrapped up their work Friday afternoon.

May 28, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


City Council, planning debate pros and cons of top growth plans

The Turlock of 2030 has been narrowed down to four defined visions with two clear frontrunners, but the question remains: Should Turlock grow entirely to the southeast or in a more compact plan that spreads new homes between the northwest and southeast?

May 25, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Councilman apologizes for accusing finance staff of mismanagement

What had once been considered a possible case of fraud at the City of Turlock was chalked up to misinformation on Tuesday night.

May 25, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


County child abuse programs most recent victims of budget cuts

The axe came down again at the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday.

May 25, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Employment commission offers local hours

Victims of workplace discrimination will have a new opportunity to file complaints locally, as the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will begin offering office hours on some Sundays in Modesto.

May 21, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


City seeks community input for grant funding priorities

The City of Turlock receives millions of dollars each year from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, but in order to be eligible for funding the city must complete a Consolidated Plan explaining how it will use the money.

May 21, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


City Council moves found money into General Fund

The Turlock City Council shifted $5.35 million from overfunded self-insurance accounts into General Fund reserves during a special meeting Wednesday night, but questions lingered as to how those accounts became so inflated in the first place.

May 21, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


County cuts 17 more full-time posts, adds new fees

The cuts kept coming at the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday.

May 18, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Citizens Coalition drops lawsuit against city

The Turlock Citizens Coalition, a group opposing the installation of a new synthetic turf track and all-weather field at Turlock High School's Joe Debely Stadium, has dropped its lawsuit against the City of Turlock, the Turlock City Council, the Turlock Redevelopment Agency, and the three individual council members who voted in favor of the project - Ted Howze, Amy Bublak and Kurt Spycher.

May 18, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Governor’s budget revise cuts welfare, childcare; puts greater burden on counties

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced a revised budget proposal on Friday which he said would see the state "live within its means" by adding no new taxes but making "terrible" cuts to reduce $19.1 million in costs - including elimination of the state's welfare to work program, most childcare for the poor, and 60 percent of mental health funding.

May 14, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


County projects tabled after RDA take

Stanislaus County redevelopment agencies are $13 million poorer this week, following a Monday state deadline to relinquish local funds to help pay for state obligations.

May 14, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


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Progress made in downtown McDonald’s

While downtown Turlock prepares to play host to a McDonald's restaurant in the future, the surrounding area will also be spruced up through an agreement with the City of Turlock and the hamburger franchise owner.

July 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


TID Directors tour city water treatment plant

Precisely one week after the Turlock Irrigation District's weekly meeting that left the City of Turlock and the District at odds over the use of local water, the TID Board of Directors made their way to the City's Water Quality Control Facility to take a firsthand look at how local sewer water is treated to become irrigation water.

July 22, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Candidates talk new water fines, state control of resources at public forum

Water resources and the best way to manage them brought out the most impassioned responses from local State Assembly and Senate candidates at a debate held at California State University, Stanislaus on Wednesday.

July 17, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Commission upholds Vander Weide’s fines for robocalls

Former Turlock City Councilman Kurt Vander Weide and current councilwoman Amy Bublak will have to pay the fines imposed on them by a state political watchdog agency for violations that in Vander Weide's case included the infamous 2008 robocalls.

July 17, 2014 | BY SABRA STAFFORD BY KRISTINA HACKER | Government


Judge hears arguments against Ceres Supercenter approval

A Stanislaus Superior Court judge heard arguments Friday in the matter of the challenge against the 2011 approval of the Ceres Walmart Supercenter project.

July 15, 2014 | | Government


Task force fine tunes strategic plan to make Turlock economic powerhouse

One year ago, the Turlock City Council voted to establish the Mayor's Economic Development Task Force. This team of over 20 business and community leaders was tasked with identifying strategies to make Turlock a stronger economic competitor.

July 15, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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