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Hughson gives city manager a second chance

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.

November 24, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Government


Stadium remodel on council agenda

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.

November 20, 2009 | | Government


Turlock must plan for homeless housing, according to state law

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.

November 20, 2009 | | Government


Council moves forward with Debely renovation

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.

November 13, 2009 | | Government


Water rates could triple in six years

Members of the Turlock City Council have long backed a proposed surface water treatment plant, but on Tuesday they balked at a potential 300 percent increase in water rates associated with the project.

November 13, 2009 | | Government


Hughson residents ‘embarrassed’ by their own city council

Hughson residents packed City Hall Monday night and stood in line to give City Council members a piece of their minds.

November 10, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Government


Cargo container legislation in the works

The City of Turlock may soon adopt a policy to address the countless cargo containers around town.

November 06, 2009 | | Government


Down economy leads to creation of fee deferral program

In an effort to help developers bring their building plans to fruition in the current down economy, the City of Turlock will now offer a fee deferral program.

October 30, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Government


Local congressman laments governor over NFL stadium and the Delta Smelt

The Delta pumps being turned off over two years ago has stirred up quite the controversy. The dormant pumps have caused suffering in the Central Valley agriculture industry with a loss of more than 40,000 jobs. So why push aside environmental regulations for a National Football League stadium in Los Angeles and not push those regulations aside to get the water moving again throughout California?

October 30, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Government


‘Move over’ law gives Caltrans the right to rule the road

A new law allows Caltrans vehicles to have the same priority as ambulances, police officers and firetrucks with a flash of a light.

October 27, 2009 | BY MAEGAN MARTENS mmartens@turlockjournal.com | Government


City Council preview

BMX Bike Park has raised the money, now its time for building

October 23, 2009 | MAEGAN MARTENS mmartens@turlockjournal.com | Government


Valley Blueprint Process forges ahead despite economic setbacks

The San Joaquin Valley Blueprint Process held a public forum last week to discuss the challenges of implementation of the preferred scenario (B+) and how it got selected for the Valley.

October 20, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Government


$16.3 million to go to California specialty crops

California has long led the nation when it comes to specialty crop agriculture. Now the state is first on the United States Department of Agriculture's list to receive Specialty Crop Block Grant funding.

October 20, 2009 | | Government


Lazar gathers with county mayors to discuss economy, tourism

Turlock Mayor John Lazar was one of four county mayors to attend the first annual State of the Region luncheon hosted by the Modesto Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 14.

October 20, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Government


Council accepts COPS grant; four new officers to be hired

Turlock City Council members voted to accept grant funding from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services on Tuesday for the reinstatement of four sworn officers in the Turlock Police Department. The three year grant stipulates that the officers must be retained for a fourth year at the expense of the City of Turlock.

October 17, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Government


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Council adopts water rate increases

By the end of the public hearing on proposed water rate increases, the City of Turlock had received 715 protest ballots - approximately 8,785 protests ...

December 12, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Go green for the holidays

Are you one of those organized people who is already prepared for the coming winter holidays? Or do you still have plans to make and ...

December 08, 2017 | | Government


City Council to vote on water rate hikes

The Turlock City Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday on a proposed water rate increase that would see customers' bills almost double over the ...

December 08, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


City seeks applicants for commission openings

The City of Turlock is seeking local residents interested in serving on a public commission, as two seats will soon be open on the Planning ...

December 08, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


TID moves to even year election cycle

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors voted Tuesday to transition from odd to even year elections, adding an extra year to each director's ...

December 05, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Planning Director reflects on time spent in the ‘very special place’ that is Turlock

The City of Turlock said goodbye last week to one of its biggest fans. Turlock's Planning Services director for the past 11 years, Debbie ...

December 05, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock reboots City Manager search process

It's been six months since Gary Hampton left his position as Turlock's City Manager, and the City is still working on finding his ...

December 05, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Denham target of healthcare bill protesters

A group of roughly 60 protesters lined the sidewalk in front of Dust Bowl Brewery Tuesday afternoon to protest Congressman Jeff Denham and his recent ...

May 09, 2017 | Frankie Tovar | Government


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