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County, cities near solution on property tax dispute

Stanislaus County and eight local cities are closing in on a final joint settlement agreement in regards to an outstanding issue of the calculation of a property tax administration fee for assessing, collecting and allocating property tax revenues pursuant to the Revenue and Taxation Code, as a California Supreme Court decision in November 2012 found that counties had been overcharging cities for the service.

December 19, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Olsen urges state, federal intervention to increase water supply for area farmers

As the State continues to deal with ongoing water supply issues, Assemblymember Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) sent a letter to President Obama and California Governor Jerry Brown last week urging them to increase water supply while protecting Delta farmers and their families.

December 19, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


County board of supervisors select chair, vice chair for 2014

On Tuesday, the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors unanimously appointed Supervisor Jim De Martini and Supervisor Terry Withrow as the Chairman and Vice Chairman, respectively, of the board for 2014.

December 19, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


New Stanislaus CEO welcomed

Newly appointed Stanislaus County Chief Executive Officer Stan Risen was welcomed to his new position at a public reception Tuesday evening as he gets ready to take up the task before him of helming the county's business.

December 17, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Merced sheriff leaves for Governor’s Office

In an abrupt decision, Merced County Sheriff Mark Pazin has announced that he will be leaving his position as sheriff after being appointed as Chief of the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services Law Enforcement Branch.

December 13, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


City prepares for water rate increases

As California continues to face diminishing groundwater, the City of Turlock will soon have to take measures of its own to keep the precious resource flowing.

December 13, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Council ends year with appointments, Columbia Park project

The Turlock City Council finished the year strong on Tuesday evening, as the city leaders met for the final council meeting of 2013.

December 13, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Cannella joins bipartisan group calling for state water emergency

In an effort to bring attention to the ongoing water issues facing California, Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) has joined a bipartisan coalition calling upon Governor Jerry Brown to issue a drought declaration for the upcoming year.

December 12, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Retiring city employees honored by Council

During Tuesday evening's City Council meeting, a handful of city employees were honored for their years of service and dedication as they prepare for retirement.

December 10, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Centennial Park to get new name, dog park

After several months of discussion, the Turlock City Council voted to approve the construction of a new dog park at Turlock's Centennial Park, following a generous donation of $35,000 by the Swanson Family and Pet Extreme.

December 10, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Council votes to extend freeze on food truck permits

New food truck vendors will not be welcomed to Turlock any time soon, following the City Council's decision on Tuesday to extend a temporary freeze on issuing new mobile food facility permits.

December 10, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Council to tackle food vendor zoning

Tuesday evening marks the last City Council meeting for 2013, with the council taking on a full agenda.

December 06, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Keyes biorefinery plant against Olsen ethanol bill

Over the past several months, Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) has been adamantly calling for a reduction in corn-based ethanol requirements contained in the Renewable Fuel Standard – the federal program regulating the minimum volume of renewable fuel that must be contained in transportation fuel sold in the United States.

December 06, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Food truck future in downtown looks dismal

Food trucks may not be included in the future of Turlock's downtown, following Thursday's Planning Commission meeting where the general consensus was not in favor of the mobile facilities.

December 05, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


High Speed Rail faces more setbacks

In yet another setback for the California High Speed Rail Authority, the Surface Transportation Board recently denied a request that would exempt the project from environmental review processes for the construction of a segment running from Fresno to Bakersfield.

December 05, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


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County commission vacancies give locals opportunity to serve

There are approximately 100 boards and commissions to which the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors appoints community members and with several current vacancies for various unspecified boards as well as those unique to District 2 residents, locals interested in serving their community now have ample opportunity to do so.

October 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Drug drop off box coming to Turlock Police Department

The growing prescription drop-off program that allows individuals to dispose of unused medications in a safe manner will soon have a site in Turlock.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Denham addresses potential impact of health insurance tax on small businesses

The 3.4 million small businesses in California that employ more than half the state's workforce could be facing a health insurance tax per the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. On Tuesday Congressman Jeff Denham left Washington to make a local appearance and address small business owners' concerns regarding the tax at the Modesto Chamber of Commerce, an event hosted by the Stop the HIT coalition.

October 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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