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2015 set to bring in a host of new laws

The New Year is a time where many plan people for change, but one thing guaranteed in store for citizens is several new laws.

December 30, 2014 | | Government

City to revamp zoning ordinance

The new year is fast approaching and so is the Turlock City Council's consideration of repealing the city's Zoning Ordinance in its entirety, meaning permitting requirements for uses, development standards and permitting processes in all zoning districts will be affected.

December 27, 2014 | | Government

Mental health board reflects on past year

In 2014, more than 40 percent of the Stanislaus County Mental Health Board members resigned, moved or passed away.

December 26, 2014 | | Government

City seeks public input on transportation plan

Alta Planning and Design has created over 100 active transportation plans for communities across the state and is presently working on the City of Turlock's first plan with the vision of creating "a seamless walking and bicycling network" in the town.

December 12, 2014 | | Government

New era begins for city council

Tuesday was a night of firsts for Gary Soiseth and Matthew Jacob, who were both sworn in as mayor and council member, respectively, before taking their seats behind the council dais alongside Bill DeHart, who was sworn in for his second term.

December 09, 2014 | | Government

City anticipates $1.35 million in savings for 2013-14 fiscal year

While the final numbers won't be in for several months, the outlook is positive for the City of Turlock which doesn't anticipate needing to dip into reserves for the 2013-2014 fiscal year as revenues exceed expenses by just over $1.35 million.

December 09, 2014 | | Government

New mayor, council members tackle road repairs at first meeting

Two new individuals will join the legacy of the Turlock City Council on Tuesday as mayor-elect Gary Soiseth and new council member Matthew Jacob will be sworn in alongside incumbent Bill DeHart, who was reelected to the council.

December 05, 2014 | | Government

New bill seeks to keep cop killers behind bars

State Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton) has introduced a new bill seeking to keep anyone convicted of killing a peace officer from obtaining an early release for medical parole or compassionate release.

December 05, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Government

City hosts public forum for plan that includes new school, more homes

After ten years of evolving plans, steps are being taken again towards developing property in the southern part of Turlock known as the Morgan Ranch Master Plan that includes a public school, city parks, and residential housing.

December 04, 2014 | | Government

Local Assembly members introduce legislation to curtail ADA lawsuit abuse

In the aftermath of a rash of lawsuits targeting Central Valley businesses for noncompliance with the American with Disabilities Act, Assembly member Adam Gray (D-Merced) and Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) introduced legislation to help businesses become ADA compliant without the fear of a lawsuit.

December 02, 2014 | | Government

Vito Chiesa: Working to keep counties united

Communication and collaboration – these are the two main principles Stanislaus County Supervisor Vito Chiesa spoke of during his swearing in as president of the California State Association of Counties last week.

November 24, 2014 | | Government

Council approves $249K visitors bureau budget — with conditions

The Turlock City Council approved the nearly quarter million dollar Turlock Convention and Visitors Bureau budget on Tuesday amidst questions about why the organization, tasked with bringing tourists to town, needs so much money.

November 18, 2014 | | Government

City proposes a brand new zoning code

As towns expand and evolve so do the rules that guide development.

November 14, 2014 | | Government

Smoking ban headed to council

The Turlock Parks, Arts, and Recreation Commission approved a reaffirmation of a smoking ban dating back from 2003 Tuesday night in a 6-2 vote, with one new caveat: electronic and vapor related products will now be prohibited as well, pending the approval of the City Council.

November 13, 2014 | | Government

Planning approves density increase for Eastern Turlock subdivision

After the Turlock Planning Commission received what Commissioner Mike Brem called a "very polite, legal tongue lashing" at his final Planning Commission meeting ending his 15 year tenure, the commission approved an amendment to the East Tuolumne Master Plan in a 6-1 vote on Thursday.

November 11, 2014 | | Government

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Reminder: Public hearing for proposed solid waste rate increase

The community is encouraged to attend Tuesday's City Council meeting to voice their thoughts and/or concerns regarding the proposed solid waste rate increase ...

October 09, 2015 | | Government

Residents have until Tuesday's public hearing to protest garbage fee hike

The City of Turlock has received 409 letters as of Thursday protesting a proposed solid waste rate increase, far fewer than the 9,119 formal ...

October 09, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Turlock affordable housing project honored by SJ Valley regional council

Since its grand opening a year and half ago, the Avena Bella housing complex on Linwood Avenue has become home to dozens of families, many ...

October 08, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Crime top complaint at Denair advisory meeting

A suspicious man on a bike has members of the Denair community questioning the safety of their neighborhood.

October 06, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Government


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