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Final redistricting maps to go before board of supervisors

Though members of the public suggested changes to two draft redistricting proposals, Stanislaus County staff announced Monday that the final maps submitted for Board of Supervisors approval will be unchanged from draft maps released July 14.

August 02, 2011 | | Government


Police, city reach agreement on contracts

Contract negotiations between the city and the Turlock Association of Peace Officers that just a few weeks prior seemed in jeopardy of breaking down, reached a successful conclusion Tuesday night with the City Council ratifying the newly struck deal in a unanimous vote.

July 29, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Calling a cab no longer an option in Turlock

The City of Turlock now has 68,549 residents, but not a single taxicab driver.

July 29, 2011 | | Government


County seeks volunteers to serve on boards

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors has put out a call for volunteers to serve the county's numerous boards and commissions.

July 29, 2011 | | Government


Valley economic program CEO urges Congress to continue federal investment

With unemployment levels remaining well above 15 percent locally, U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Atwater) led a hearing Wednesday in search of ways the Economic Development Administration can maximize job creation.

July 29, 2011 | | Government


County facing influx of prisoners, parolees

Stanislaus County could be asked to look after as many as 800 additional felons this year.

July 26, 2011 | | Government


Kenwood Park to see the light

A county island near downtown Turlock will soon see streetlights overhead, but only by the narrowest of margins.

July 26, 2011 | | Government


Going green hurts city water budget

Just six months after the City of Turlock made a state-mandated change to metered water billing, the billing structure may be altered once again.

July 26, 2011 | | Government


Council to resume police contract discussion

Two weeks after a contentious hearing where the Turlock City Council considered unilaterally imposing a contract on Turlock Police union members, the council expects to take the issue up again on Tuesday.

July 22, 2011 | | Government


Community members comment on supervisorial redistricting, finally

It's back to the drawing board again, as the group redrawing the Stanislaus County Supervisors' districts scrambles to incorporate last-minute comments received at a Wednesday public meeting.

July 22, 2011 | | Government


Turlock mayor joins county leaders in RDA fight

Elected officials from across Stanislaus County gathered Monday to send a message to Sacramento legislators: plans to end redevelopment agencies statewide aren't just devastating to local economies, they're also illegal.

July 19, 2011 | | Government


Committees put forth two options for supervisorial redistricting

After six months of planning and public meetings, two proposed maps to redraw boundaries of the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors' Districts emerged Thursday, both of which would keep Turlock, Denair, Hickman and Keyes in District 2 while removing much or all of Ceres from the district and adding all land served by the Chatom Union School District.

July 15, 2011 | | Government


Candidate filing period opens Monday

Election season officially kicks off Monday, as the candidate filing period opens for the Nov. 8 Consolidated District Election.

July 15, 2011 | | Government


City, police make final push for contract deal

The Turlock Association of Police Officers is back at the table with the City of Turlock in a final effort to negotiate a deal appeasable to both sides, after narrowly avoiding an imposed contract agreement.

July 15, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Council approves zoning for homeless shelters

After years of planning, the City of Turlock is on the cusp of creating an area of town where homeless shelters can be built without the red tape which usually stymies such projects.

July 12, 2011 | | Government


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Be aware of crossover voting in Presidential Primary

Stanislaus County Clerk and Registrar of Voters Lee Lundrigan, is urging local residents to make sure they will be able to vote for the Presidential ...

May 03, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Change in landscape watering hours coming June 1

The City of Turlock's current water schedule allows residents with an odd address to water on Wednesdays and Sundays. Residents with an even address ...

April 29, 2016 | | Government


City moves forward with new event application process, permit fees

A new special event application process is coming just in time, as Parks, Recreation and Public Facilities Director Allison Van Guilder said that the City ...

April 28, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


New Turlock sports and recreation facilities study underway

The Turlock City Council and the Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission planned Tuesday to receive an update from the Sports Management Group on the progress ...

April 26, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


Turlock Council allocates grants to draw in tourists

The Turlock City Council approved a bevy of grants for several special events that have the potential to draw in visitors to Turlock, but left ...

April 26, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Denham honored with Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute award

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) was honored this week by the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) with their 2016 Leadership in Public Service Award ...

April 26, 2016 | | Government


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