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Council gets down to brass tacks with General Fund budget

It's back to the 2012-2013 budget for the Turlock City Council on Tuesday, as the council will hold a special 5:45 p.m. meeting to delve into the General Fund.

May 04, 2012 | | Government


Social services costs soar in county

This year's Stanislaus County budget is largely on-track, but unfunded state and federal mandates represent major challenges going forward.

May 01, 2012 | | Government


Council balks at putting road tax on November ballot

Turlock's streets are in poor condition, but a new, dedicated tax to improve those roads likely won't come until 2014 at the earliest, city council members said Tuesday night.

April 27, 2012 | | Government


Declining funding means hazy future for city housing plan

After several successful years for Turlock Housing Program Services, the department now finds itself facing rapidly declining funding. State support is dropping, federal stimulus funds are drying up, and the elimination of redevelopment agencies has cut millions more in dedicated low-income housing funding.

April 27, 2012 | | Government


Local control of Amtrak San Joaquin better for customers, says Galgiani

Regional governments could soon manage Amtrak's San Joaquin Corridor, if a new bill passes the state legislature.

April 27, 2012 | | Government


Farmers beat back child labor legislation

California farmers, as well as farmers nationwide, are letting out a collective sigh of relief as the U.S. Department of Labor announced Thursday that it will no longer pursue a controversial set of legislations related to child labor on America's farms.

April 27, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Government


State Parks increases fees; Local rec areas’ future still uncertain

The fate of Turlock's area State Parks remains uncertain, but the cost to attend the surviving State Parks will increase.

April 24, 2012 | | Government


Lights could go out for some Denair residents

Three Denair neighborhoods face a decision in the coming weeks - pay a new assessment, or see streetlights shut off.

April 24, 2012 | | Government


Arts Commission gets second chance

A smaller, leaner Turlock City Arts Commission will live on, in spite of a city staff suggestion that the Turlock City Council eliminate the longstanding commission on Tuesday.

April 24, 2012 | | Government


Council to decide fate of city arts commission

The future of the Turlock City Arts Commission is up for debate Tuesday, as the Turlock City Council is expected to consider disbanding the long-standing commission.

April 20, 2012 | | Government


City begins budget process

Budget season officially kicked off for the City of Turlock on Tuesday, when the City Council accepted parts of the Non-General Fund budget.

April 13, 2012 | | Government


New taxes needed to maintain roads, says city

The City of Turlock may ask citizens to support new taxes on the November ballot, dedicated to repairing the city's dilapidated roadways.

April 10, 2012 | | Government


Council to hold roadways workshop

Turlock's much-maligned roadways will be the focus of a special, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday Turlock City Council workshop.

April 06, 2012 | | Government


Congress comes to the Valley

Four local veterans gave one more sacrifice to their country on Thursday, as they testified before a field hearing of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Subcommittee on Health.

April 06, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Planning approves 24-hour grocery for old Mervyn’s site

The old Mervyn's building, located at 2840 Geer Rd., could soon be home to a 24-hour discount food and beverage grocery store, rumored to be Walmart Neighborhood Market.

April 06, 2012 | | Government


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Turlock adopts voluntary campaign contributions limit after split Council vote

The City of Turlock has its first campaign finance ordinance following a split vote by the City Council on Tuesday - however, it's a voluntary ...

June 28, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Conservation Corp celebrates 40 years of preserving California natural wonders

California is known for its efforts to preserve vast amounts of natural wilderness. With miles of golden coastline and forests spanning the entire Sierra Nevada ...

June 28, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Government


Turlock chiefs ready for coffee and a chat

Anyone hankering for a cup of coffee and a conversation about the state of public safety in Turlock will find both needs met with the ...

June 28, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Government


The benefits of sustainable landscaping

Sustainable landscaping is the use of design and maintenance practices that work harmoniously with the local climate and soils. Sustainable landscapes are adapted to the ...

June 24, 2016 | | Government


East Turlock Subbasin forming sustainability agency

With tighter water conservation laws affecting California, the East Turlock Subbasin has begun the process of forming its very own Groundwater Sustainability Agency.

June 24, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Government


City Council elections heat up

Although November is still five months away, Turlock's first-ever by district election is already drawing a number of candidates. Gil Esquer announced his intention ...

June 24, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council to consider four different campaign finance regulations

The Turlock City Council will consider a number of campaign finance ordinances on Tuesday - including one proposed by Mayor Gary Soiseth and Councilman Bill DeHart.

June 24, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Ag department seeks Israeli input on water conservation

Hearing about the drought and its profound effects on agriculture here in California is nothing new to residents of the Golden State.

June 21, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Government


Turlockers talk ethics at campaign finance workshop

The Turlock City Council finished its series of special community workshops on campaign finance last week and is expected to address the issue at their ...

June 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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