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City buys property, funds landscaping plans

Vice Mayor Amy Bublak again advocated for austerity Tuesday night, while her colleagues on the Turlock City Council approved purchasing an office building and expending funds to complete landscaping designs.

July 01, 2011 | | Government


Businessman responds to subpoena with anti-Jackson robocalls

A Nevada businessman blanketed Turlock with robocalls claiming Councilwoman Mary Jackson was wasting millions in taxpayer dollars last week, after the Fair Political Practice Commission subpoenaed his bank records in search of the source of anti-Jackson robocalls in 2008.

July 01, 2011 | | Government


City to pay TID only part of owed debt

The City of Turlock will repay the Turlock Irrigation District for completed design work for a now-shelved surface water treatment plant.

June 28, 2011 | | Government


Turlock priority for congressman

It isn't every day that a congressman visits Turlock.

June 28, 2011 | | Government


‘Plan B’ state budget abandons tax extensions

Democrats in the California Legislature came to a budget agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Monday, containing deep cuts to higher education and state courts and a possibility for further cuts – including a seven-day reduction in the K-12 school year – should anticipated revenues not materialize.

June 28, 2011 | | Government


Property tax decline bad news for struggling governments

The real estate slide is slowing but isn't over yet, according to the Stanislaus County Assessor's Office.

June 24, 2011 | | Government


City Council to discuss $3 million owed to TID

The proposed Surface Water Treatment Plant may have been shelved, but the City of Turlock still owes the Turlock Irrigation District nearly $3 million for work performed on designing the facility.

June 24, 2011 | | Government


City to install new sidewalks

After years of neglect Turlock will address one of its residents' biggest concerns – a lack of sidewalks in many older, lower-income areas of town.

June 21, 2011 | | Government


City leading in water conservation

The 20x2020 Water Conservation Plan, as adopted in February 2010, mandates each California city to reduce per capita water usage by 20 percent, by the year 2020.

June 21, 2011 | | Government


No pay for state legislators, says Controller

The state budget approved by lawmakers but vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown last week was not balanced, State Controller John Chiang said Tuesday as he halted all pay for legislators.

June 21, 2011 | | Government


Brown’s veto of budget first in state’s history

On Wednesday, just a nick before the deadline, Democrats in the State Senate and Assembly forced through a state budget without any Republican votes.

June 18, 2011 | | Government


Turlock likely to remain in same county supervisorial district

Planners redrawing voting lines for the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors' districts visited Turlock Monday night in search of input on how to divide up the county equally while keeping communities of interest intact.

June 15, 2011 | | Government


City finds savings without layoffs; $3.7 million deficit remains

When the Turlock City Council passed their 2010 budget, then the second straight year of deep spending reductions, department heads said there was no more to be cut.

June 15, 2011 | | Government


Budget top issue at Hughson forum

About 75 Hughson residents and local dignitaries gathered at Hughson High's Reeder Hall Wednesday night to get up-close and personal with U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R - Atwater), State Sen.Tom Berryhill (R - Modesto) and State Assemblywoman Kristen Olsen (R – Modesto).

June 10, 2011 | | Government


Report calls for more guards at local jails; close honor farm

A civil grand jury report evaluating the custodial facilities in Stanislaus County recommended the honor farm be closed down and the staffing levels at all the facilities be increased.

June 10, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Government


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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


Proper disposal of household hazardous waste

Many household hazardous products, such as oven cleaners, paint removers, pesticides, solvents and drain cleaners contain chemicals that are potentially harmful to both people and ...

April 22, 2016 | | Government


County workforce agency restructured into new organizations

The Board of the Stanislaus Economic Development and Workforce Alliance officially disbanded on Monday, with two new entities taking its place, one as a private ...

April 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Council considers adopting new special event fees

Organizations hoping to hold an event on City of Turlock property may soon have to pay a fee for the first time ever as the ...

April 22, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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