Although the Turlock City Council voted unanimously to support a countywide transportation tax expenditure plan developed by the Stanislaus Council of Governments, the county's regional transportation planning agency, council members expressed skepticism as they moved forward, questioning whether or not the generated funds would truly benefit Turlock.
California Gov. Jerry Brown stopped in Stanislaus County Monday afternoon to talk with local officials on the impacts of the prison realignment program at the county level.
Homeowners who received home loan modifications in 2013 could be provided with tax relief should Senator Anthony Cannella's (R-Ceres) new bill, SB 339, get passed by legislators.
The California High Speed Rail Authority is heaving a sigh of relief, as the Federal Railroad Administration announced its decision to give the Authority an extension on a $180 million payment.
The City of Turlock is next on the list for representatives from the Stanislaus Council of Governments - the regional transportation planning agency - who are making their way through the county garnering support for a half-cent countywide transportation sales tax.
When the City of Turlock decided to hold a public workshop on the proposed increases to water rates, city staff were preparing for Turlock residents attending the meeting to be in opposition or protest. But as Wednesday's workshop came to an end, many of the residents were calling for the City to include harsher penalties for ratepayers, as they believe it would create an incentive to conserve water.
As the drought continues to devastate agriculture dependent communities, Gov. Jerry Brown has announced emergency legislation to immediately help communities deal with the extremely dry conditions, while providing funding to increase local water supplies.
The City of Turlock's Sunnyview Park might soon bear the name of the late Mayor Quaile Norton, following the request of a Turlock resident.
Although Councilmember Steven Nascimento's ordinance related to campaign finances did not gain approval at Tuesday's meeting, his other resolution aiming to refine the council's Code of Conduct was approved in a 3-2 vote.
Although many have heard that the City of Turlock has been considering a proposed increase in water rates, not everyone may know what those rates will fully entail. Fortunately, the City will be hosting a public workshop on the matter, giving an opportunity to the community to have their questions answered.
On Tuesday, the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved several items related to the opening of the new Psychiatric Health Facility, which is set to begin operation on March 1.
Pending on agreement negotiations, the Stanislaus County Environmental Services Department may terminate the Waste Reduction and Recycling Program services agreement with the City of Turlock come August, bringing an end to several key programs and services relating to solid waste.
Although Turlock City Council member Steven Nascimento had good intentions when introducing a new city ordinance that would put limits on campaign finances, not everyone at Tuesday's Council meeting was supportive of the proposed changes.
With the signature of President Barack Obama, the much-anticipated Farm Bill has been officially signed into law.
With 2014 being an election year with three city council seats up for grabs, Tuesday's council meeting will highlight two areas of interest for City officials, including campaign contribution limits and an updated code of conduct.
The selection process for the 2015-2016 Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury has started. Citizens interested in serving on the Civil Grand Jury are encouraged to contact the Grand Jury Office at 558-7766 or go on line at: http://stanct.org/sites/default/files/Affidavit%202015_2016.pdf to download an application form.
It's a common complaint in Turlock: Why is their road being fixed and not mine?
Events could be returning to the downtown Turlock area with a bridal showcase this spring and a monthly food fair this summer pending the Turlock City Council's approval of road closures for the events at Tuesday's City Council meeting.
Caltrans and its partners are beginning the first phase of a $133 million project to create a unique protective structure to protect the roadway from rockslides and restore State Route 140 between Mariposa and El Portal, and provide a safe, direct route to enter Yosemite National Park.
As part of an ongoing effort to successfully implement Assembly Bill 60, the California Department of Motor Vehicles announced it is seeking public comment on several potential changes to future application processes.
While local legislators may hold different views on issues affecting the region they have one thing in common: Turlock.
Director of Parks, Recreation and Public Facilities Allison Van Guilder said her department is analogous to an event planning firm.
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