2009 may have been the last year of the decade, but it was the first year in office for new Turlock City Councilwomen Mary Jackson and Amy Bublak. Despite a number of challenges, ranging from the economy to controversial local issues, both councilwomen look back on the year as a successful one.
Three Hughson City Council members received not so glad tidings on Tuesday when the Civil Grand Jury handed down a recommendation that they be removed from office.
The Turlock Poker Room will grow from 10 to 14 tables, following the acceptance of a new development agreement with the city.
The Turlock Parks, Recreation and Community Commission went on record at their Wednesday meeting to disapprove of the Turlock City Council's decision to use Redevelopment Agency funds to renovate Joe Debely Stadium.
The Turlock City Council approved plans late Tuesday evening to display the national motto "In God We Trust" and the preamble to the United States Constitution in Turlock City Hall, despite some legal concerns.
In these bad economic times, it is expected for mangers to take on more responsibility to fill vacant positions but the City of Hughson city manager is being stretched to the point of breaking.
The Turlock City Council has a packed agenda for Tuesday evening, highlighted by a revisiting of plans to reconstruct the burned Carnegie Arts Center and an initiative to paint the words "In God We Trust" in Turlock City Hall.
The Turlock of 2030, a town that 115,000 may call home, is being planned today. That future Turlock could feature compact residential neighborhoods sprouting up southeast and northwest of Turlock, based on growth alternatives presented by San Francisco-based consultants Dyett & Bhatia Urban and Regional Planners.
Some Hughson city employees are concerned that their town leaders' political posturing has turned into a violation of their privacy rights.
Concerned Turlockers gathered at the Turlock Youth Center on Monday to help draft the 2010 Regional Transportation Plan, a document that will guide transportation in Stanislaus County for the next 25 years.
Despite an outpouring of public opposition to the proposed Joe Debely Stadium renovation project, the Turlock City Council, sitting as the Redevelopment Agency, made the findings necessary to move the project forward by a 3-1 vote.
The approximately 100 residents of Hughson that attended Monday's city council meeting weren't the only ones confused and caught-off guard with the conflicting agenda items that preceded an even more surprising closed session decision. Council members demonstrated their own confusion when discussing the hiring of potential city managers at a special meeting on Dec. 7, then not even an hour later taking back City Manager Joe Donabed with open arms.
The $2.8 million renovation of Turlock High School's Joe Debely Stadium is chief on the list of priorities for Tuesday's City Council meeting, as councilmembers will decide on three agenda items that would usher the project into reality.
The draft Turlock Housing Element update, a document that will prepare the City of Turlock to meet housing needs through 2014 and may include a provision that allows homeless shelters in Turlock, was released for public review and comment last week.
The Turlock City Council approved a list of more than 20 projects for Redevelopment Agency funding Tuesday evening - including the controversial plan to install a new synthetic track and field at Turlock High School's Joe Debely stadium.
A third Taco Bell will soon be calling Turlock home as the Turlock City Council on Tuesday denied local citizens' appeal to reject the fast food franchise's minor discretionary permit location.
While Stanislaus County has developed multiple strategies to resourcefully combat issues caused by the ongoing drought in the state of California, the Board of Supervisors took one step further on Tuesday by unanimously voting to adopt a financial assistance pilot program for a select group of local water well users.
Congressman Jeff Denham spoke with locals about veterans affairs on Monday, but he didn't attend an event or host a public meeting - he led a telephone-townhall.
Locals protesting the establishment of a new Taco Bell in Turlock will meet before the City Council on Tuesday as the members will determine if the process to establish the fast food chain near Pitman High School will continue.
At the behest of Stanislaus Council of Governments Board Chairman Vito Chiesa the regional transportation agency opted to support Turlock's initiative to approve a half-cent city wide road tax on the November ballot despite previous tension leading Turlock to consider abandoning support of the county's own future road tax initiative.
Students used to walking to the park after school and purchasing an ice cream from vendors on bikes - affectionately referred to as the "palatero men" in Latin culture - may have to either walk further or find a new place to buy their sweet treat as the City of Turlock is taking steps to enforce its municipal code as it relates to vendors.
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