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Car seat program sees funding at other nonprofits’ expense

The Turlock City Council unanimously agreed to add the Seated For Safety Car Seat program, a Turlock Fire and Emergency Services initiative, to the roster of programs receiving Turlock Community Development Block Grant funding in the 2009-2010 fiscal year during their Tuesday meeting.

June 27, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Property taxes to fall this year

While the precipitous decline in housing values certainly isn't creating too many happy homeowners in the Central Valley, there is one bright spot amid the doom and gloom - property taxes will be lower this year for almost half of Stanislaus County residents, based on the newly released 2009-2010 Regular Assessment Roll.

June 27, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


THS stadium, Carnegie make RDA budget

The 2009-2010 Turlock Redevelopment Agency budget adopted late Tuesday evening looks to send $27.8 million of funding around the city to projects such as the Carnegie Arts Center, a Columbia Park water feature, and a proposed overhaul of Turlock High School's Joe Debely Stadium.

June 27, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


New regulations could make ‘safe, monitored care less available,’ says daycare provider

Turlock large family daycare providers turned out in full force for a special Planning Commission workshop on June 18 to discuss a set of harsher rules that could be imposed on new operators in town.

June 27, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Residents, experts and city discuss Turlock housing

The Housing Element Update, a plan that will prepare the City of Turlock to meet housing needs through 2014, reached the next milestone in the planning process on June 18 as local residents gathered at City Hall for a workshop to hammer out particulars how the town can meet the needs of the elderly, poor, and homeless.

June 27, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


City welcomes Wasden

Before Tuesday's regularly scheduled City Council Meeting, the City of Turlock took an opportunity to honor its new city manager, Roy W. Wasden. Wasden took time to talk with Turlock Unified School District Trustee Timm LaVelle and with Chairwoman of the Carnegie Arts Foundation Patty O'Donnell. Wasden was officially sworn into office at the start of Tuesday's meeting.

June 27, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Jackson investigation called off

A proposed formal investigation into Councilwoman Mary Jackson's alleged leak of Roy Wasden's candidacy for city manager will not occur, following a City Council commitment late Tuesday evening to, "uphold the utmost level of confidentiality and to unanimously call for swift investigations of any future leaks, should they occur."

June 27, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Proposed new regulations have daycare providers in an uproar

Turlock large family daycare providers turned out in full force for a special Planning Commission workshop on Thursday to discuss a set of harsher rules that could be imposed on new operators in town.

June 27, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Wasden leak not Jackson’s fault, memo says

A confidential memo sent from Mayor John Lazar to City Attorney Phaedra Norton confirms that Councilwoman Mary Jackson has been investigated - and cleared - for alleged misconduct related to the leak of Roy Wasden's candidacy for city manager.

June 27, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Closed session confidentiality questioned

As the clock struck 10:30 p.m. Tuesday evening, the Turlock City Council still had one item left on their agenda, a seemingly innocuous discussion on the confidentiality of matters discussed in closed session meetings.

June 27, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


More cuts could come for Turlock budget

While Turlock City Council unanimously approved the 2009-2010 fiscal year General Fund budget Tuesday evening, further budget revisions could be imminent given an expected $1 million gap between the council's approved level of reserve spending and the budget as approved.

June 27, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Budget just one item on tap for busy Council meeting

Turlockers who want to weigh in on the proposed city budget are advised to pack a snack for Tuesday's Turlock City Council meeting, as a lengthy agenda will likely result in a marathon meeting.

June 27, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


County cuts budget

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a budget that will make deep cuts across the county on Tuesday morning, but thanks to prudent planning only 14 employees will lose their jobs.

June 12, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Arts facilitator eliminated

Evening quickly turned into night at the Turlock City Council meeting on Tuesday, where debate over the proposed budget remained civil - yet contentious - as councilmembers elected to cut the positions of the Arts Facilitator and part-time Fleet Maintenance employees, while shuffling dollars between funds to retain one Building and Safety Division employee, who will solely scan documents.

June 10, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Arts facilitator eliminated

Evening quickly turned into night at the Turlock City Council meeting on Tuesday, where debate over the proposed budget remained civil - yet contentious - as councilmembers elected to cut the positions of the Arts Facilitator and part-time Fleet Maintenance employees, while shuffling dollars between funds to retain one Building and Safety Division employee, who will solely scan documents.

June 09, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


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New poultry regulations aim to prevent foodborne illness

Poultry companies will now have to take further measures to prevent the spread of foodbourne illnesses, following the announcement of new requirements by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service.

July 31, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Citizens for YES on Measure B promote road tax

Most locals are familiar with the ragged condition of Turlock roads characterized by cracked pavement and potholes in many areas, but there is now an official committee making a concerted effort to make better roads a reality in the community by spearheading the passing of the half cent road tax on the November ballot.

July 31, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Supervisors approve rezoning for Denair Dollar General

After seven months of ongoing discussions that left many Denair residents at odds with the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors, the Denair community is one step closer to playing host to a Dollar General.

July 29, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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


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