More than a year and a half after Turlock first approved its new Housing Element Update – a document which describes how the City of Turlock will meet housing needs through 2014 – the California Department of Housing and Community Development certified the document last week.
The Turlock City Council recognized the retirement of City Clerk Rhonda Greenlee on Tuesday night. Greenlee has been working for the City of Turlock since 1991, and her retirement will be effective on Dec. 29. A reception was held at City Hall in Greenlee's honor.
The Turlock-based California Farmers Union and the California Dairy Campaign have come out against the Dairy Security Act of 2011 (H.R. 3062). CDC President Joe Augusto and CFU President Joaquin Contente have been urging lawmakers to oppose the Dairy Security Act. The Dairy Security Act was brought forward by Collin Peterson (D-MN), and Mike Simpson, (R-Idaho) under the belief that the DSA would reduce dairy subsidies by $131 over 10 years.
In hopes of preserving agricultural land – and Turlock's ability to grow – the Turlock City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a map which would limit Turlock's size and shape through the year 2050.
The Turlock City Council unanimously agreed to move forward with the city's ongoing general plan update – a document which will guide the city's growth for 20 years – even as citizens and planning commissioners continued to voice lingering concerns about where Turlock will grow.