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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Turlock City Council finished the year strong on Tuesday evening, as the city leaders met for the final council meeting of 2013.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday evening marks the last City Council meeting for 2013, with the council taking on a full agenda.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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