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.
Although a handful of changes to the City of Turlock Zoning Regulations will be recommended to the City Council, one in particular has left many divided – a ban on mobile food facilities in Turlock's downtown.
Roadways in Stanislaus County might have a better chance for receiving much-needed improvements, as the Stanislaus Council of Governments, the regional transportation planning agency, heads to each of the nine cities to garner support for a countywide local transportation tax.
Delivering the 2014 State of the County address on Tuesday morning, Supervisor Jim DeMartini laid out the challenges continuing to face Stanislaus, while calling on the need for a countywide road tax.
The nearly $1 trillion Farm Bill passed by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday is headed to the desk of President Barack Obama, who is expected to sign the 959-page legislation on Friday.
The Mayor's Economic Taskforce, whose focus is finding ways to bolster Turlock's local economy, says that there is a high prevalence of unskilled workers in the area, and is set on trying to fix that.
While it is no secret that money plays an enormous role in political campaigns, some believe that wealth holds too much influence not only in federal and state politics, but locally as well.
The current lack of rainfall and prolonged drought status is raising concerns beyond California's borders. As a state that produces over half of the nation's fruits and vegetables and is a leader in the dairy and citrus industries, California's drought status is far reaching.
Although a long process yet lies ahead, Turlock bicyclists can expect added bike lanes around town, as the City takes a positive step in what many have said to be "the right direction."
Despite previous rulings that essentially stopped the voter-approved California High Speed Rail project in its tracks, the California Supreme Court has ordered an appeals court to perform a fast-track review of the state court decisions over the project's financing.
Catching a public bus or train on time each day can sometimes be a difficult task. And while catching a public transit line when the union members are on a strike is impossible, Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) hopes to change that.
Although water conditions might look dismal for farmers amidst what many have called the "worst drought in California's history," local growers can find some solace through various state drought assistance programs currently being offered to agricultural communities.
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.
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