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TID to consider experimental rate for electric vehicle owners

On Tuesday, the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors will hold a public hearing on revisions to certain electric service rates, including the addition of a new rate schedule specifically for electric and plug-in vehicle owners.

April 11, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


City provides record-breaking level of internships

Over the past year, the City of Turlock has made strides in increasing the amount of provided internships, giving more than 50 college students professional experience that will benefit not only their résumés, but future career opportunities.

April 11, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


StanCOG seeks funds for Turlock Patterson corridor

With the proposed countywide transportation tax failing to be pushed to the November ballot recently, the Stanislaus Council of Governments has begun looking to other funding options to begin developing the South County Corridor, connecting the cities of Turlock and Patterson.

April 10, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Turlock Parks, Arts and Recreation commission makes debut

The inaugural meeting of the newly formed Parks, Arts, and Recreation Commission held on Wednesday brought forth excitement from the combined group of nine commissioners, as they begin seeking new ways to expand and improve the City's art community and parks.

April 10, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Nascimento withdraws campaign contribution reform efforts

After months of pushing for campaign contribution reform at the city level, Turlock City Council member Steven Nascimento withdrew the watered-down version of his ordinance presented before the Council on Tuesday, saying that it would no longer accomplish his original goal.

April 08, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Final reading set for city water rate increase

The Turlock City Council will hold the final reading on Tuesday to approve the proposed water rate increases for Turlock residents that are set to take place over a five-year span.

April 04, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Revamped Parks and Rec Commission to tackle 'Penumbra'

The Parks and Recreation Commission will debut its recent makeover on Wednesday after being combined with the city's Arts Commission - a decision that the City Council hopes will benefit the city as a whole.

April 04, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


City sign ordinance under review

Drawing in customers through large, eye-catching signs has been a way of boosting sales for small and large businesses alike for decades. As the planning commission continues to move forward with updating the City's sign ordinance over the coming months, however, local businesses may see new regulations that would limit such advertising.

April 03, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Councilwoman Bublak appointed LAFCO Chair

The Stanislaus Local Agency Formation Commission, better known as LAFCO, recently announced their decision to appoint Turlock City Councilwoman Amy Bublak as Chairperson.

April 03, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Planning Commission to review sign, noise laws

Having made a final decision last month to move forward with amending Turlock's food truck regulations, the Turlock Planning Commission will now begin discussing other potential amendments to the city's municipal code, taking up various zoning issues that were placed on the backburner due to the several month-long mobile food facilities debate.

April 01, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Water bond proposals arise amidst drought

As the severity of the ongoing drought continually impacts the lives of Californians across the state, politicians and citizens have agreed that not only does the state's water system need a major fix, but that doing so is not going to be cheap.

March 28, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Denham co-authors VA bill to tackle backlog

As millions of veterans continually file disability claims throughout the nation, thousands of claims have been delayed or inaccurately processed, adversely impacting many veterans seeking benefits and medical examinations.

March 28, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


City combines Arts, Parks commissions

The City of Turlock will now be able to "feed two birds with one scone" after combining the Arts Commission with the Parks, Recreation and Community Commission - a decision that city officials say will not take away from the art community, but rather benefit the City as a whole.

March 27, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


City to move forward with water rate increases

In a split vote that came after much public opposition, the City Council voted 3-2 to move forward with the proposed water rate increases for Turlock residents that will take place over a five-year span.

March 25, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Housing Rehabilitation Program: Making homes safer in Turlock

As warmer weather leads to many Turlock residents spending time outdoors, it is important to keep in mind various security measures that should be taken while leaving windows and doors open to enjoy the spring breeze.

March 21, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


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Road tax could be on November ballots

Turlock residents will likely see a citywide tax initiative on their ballots this November, as the City Council begins the process of creating an alternative to the countywide transportation tax recently abandoned by the Stanislaus Council of Governments that would have generated millions for local roadway repairs.

April 22, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Council moves forward with district elections

The Turlock City Council opted to take an important step towards switching Turlock's current at-large election system to one composed of multiple districts, in an effort to encourage equal representation within local government while also saving the city from hefty lawsuits.

April 22, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Assembly bills target metal thieves

Two bills designed to combat metal theft by creating a statewide task force and implementing a stolen materials alert system are advancing toward becoming law in the Assembly.

April 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Legislators recognize Armenian genocide

The California State Assembly and Senate both commemorated the 99th anniversary of the Armenian genocide by adopting separate Genocide Recognition Resolutions on April 7.

April 22, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Council to discuss road tax, housing, and election

The Turlock City Council faces a full agenda on Tuesday, taking up three major issues concerning a possible tax increase for Turlock road repairs, the development of new housing near Monte Vista Crossings, and the imminent change to district elections.

April 18, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


StanCOG opens comment period for long term draft transportation plan

Recently releasing the draft 2014 Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy and associated Environmental Impact Report, the Stanislaus Council of Governments Policy Board is currently accepting public reviews and comments during a 60 day period.

April 17, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Noise concerns put Larsa permit in peril

Due to multiple noise complaints from neighboring properties, the Larsa Event Center, located on E. Monte Visa Avenue may have its Conditional Use Permit revoked pending a decision by the Stanislaus County Planning Commission.

April 17, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Crowd pours in for water talk

Hundreds of concerned community members, farmers, and local officials filled the packed conference room at California State University, Stanislaus on Tuesday evening, eager to hear more about regional groundwater issues from a panel of experts.

April 15, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Pedestrians help City develop bike lane improvements

Recently partnering with a planning and design firm to develop a Bicycle Master Plan, the City of Turlock has been making strides in various efforts to improve the safety of bicycle and pedestrian pathways throughout the City.

April 15, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


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