In 2005, an arson fire destroyed Turlock's Carnegie Arts Center. By the end of May, nearly five years after its destruction, ground will be broken on a new, expanded Carnegie Arts Center, following a unanimous Turlock City Council decision Tuesday evening.
The three Hughson City Council members found to be violation of the Brown Act, the Hughson Municipal Code and the Fair Political Practices Commission are now in trouble for not responding to the Civil Grand Jury.
After nine long months, the proposed Carnegie Arts Center reconstruction is back on the Turlock City Council's agenda this Tuesday.
With the Statewide Direct Primary Election just over two months away, California Secretary of State Debra Bowen announced the final the list of candidates and propositions on Friday.
The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors started the hard work of balancing the county's 2010-2011 budget on Tuesday, approving a voluntary 5 percent pay cut for nearly all county employees.
Those in danger of foreclosure may be newly eligible for help from the federal government. A recently expanded government program will reduce mortgage payments for the unemployed and cut the principal for underwater mortgage holders.
Three months after the Civil Grand Jury found three Hughson City Council members in violation of the Brown Act, the Fair Political Practices Commission Code and the Hughson Municipal Code, residents of Hughson filed a petition for recall with over 1,000 signatures.
The Stanislaus County Superior Court is currently looking for volunteers to serve on the 2010-2011 Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury.
Recent finger-pointing and calls for resignations between Hughson City Council members and the mayor have had a negative affect on City employees. This disrupted work environment was made apparent at Monday's Hughson City Council meeting when additional funds were requested by an outside auditing firm to complete their work.
Nearly nine months after the initial set of Carnegie Arts Center reconstruction bids were rejected by the Turlock City Council due to legal disputes, the second round of bids were made public this week.
Turlock City Council members have long warned that the 2010-2011 budget would be among the most challenging in the city's history. On Tuesday night, during a special budget workshop, council members and the public learned just how grim the budget situation might be, with an expected $3.0 to $4.3 million general fund deficit.
The Turlock City Council hopes to get out in front of an anticipated $4 million budget deficit by starting their meeting an hour early on Tuesday to hold a special budget workshop.
Two lawsuits - one filed by former city manager Tim Kerr and the other a cross compliant filed by the City of Turlock - have shined a new light on the reasons behind Kerr's departure and have let loose a litany of accusations and political posturing at City Hall.
Election season is well underway, with the initial candidate filing period for the June 8 Statewide Direct Primary Election coming to a close last Friday - except for a handful of races where the incumbent did not file for reelection.
Parks, Recreation and Community commissioners approved the creation of an ad hoc committee to review the commission's by-laws, but stopped short of agreeing to an increase from seven to 14 members at their Wednesday night meeting.
Alta Planning and Design has created over 100 active transportation plans for communities across the state and is presently working on the City of Turlock's first plan with the vision of creating "a seamless walking and bicycling network" in the town.
Tuesday was a night of firsts for Gary Soiseth and Matthew Jacob, who were both sworn in as mayor and council member, respectively, before taking their seats behind the council dais alongside Bill DeHart, who was sworn in for his second term.
While the final numbers won't be in for several months, the outlook is positive for the City of Turlock which doesn't anticipate needing to dip into reserves for the 2013-2014 fiscal year as revenues exceed expenses by just over $1.35 million.
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