The state-mandated effort to designate an area of Turlock where homeless shelters can be constructed without special approval is back on the Turlock City Council's agenda in a special, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday meeting.
After being forced into a reactionary mode for years, with declining tax revenues and state cuts causing tough budgetary decisions, the Turlock City Council will attempt to become proactive with a new effort to establish a two to four year roadmap for the City of Turlock.
By a 4-1 vote, the Turlock City Council awarded construction bids for a new, 57,570 square foot home for Turlock's Police and Fire Departments on Tuesday, despite citizen concerns about funding the project's approximately $33.6 million price tag.
The newly presented budget from Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing some deep cuts to several state departments, including libraries, which could close the books on programs like adult literacy.
Representatives from state and local government, the federal legislature and Turlock school boards alike will gather in Turlock's War Memorial for a first-of-its-kind town hall meeting at 6 p.m. on Feb. 24.
The City of Turlock's Redevelopment Agency bonds found a willing buyer at a better than expected interest rate, Turlock Senior Accountant Marie Lorenzi said Friday.
Turlock City Council members on Tuesday approved a higher interest rate for the redevelopment bond issuance intended to fund the Public Safety Facility, possibly reducing the city's available funding for the project by $2.5 million.
On Friday, Turlock Mayor John Lazar got up close and personal with a Portuguese Water Dog by the name of Bo.
An expected, $64,789 General Fund budget surplus for the City of Hughson is now projected as a $70,923 – or more – deficit, members of the Hughson Finance Committee learned Tuesday.
The Turlock City Council will receive a mid-year budget update on Tuesday, noting that expenditures appear to be on-track with projections, though revenues remain uncertain.
New Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors Chairman Dick Monteith delivered a grim yet positive State of the County address Tuesday night, calling for greater community and regional involvement to survive impending, drastic cuts.
As the City of Turlock's redevelopment agency prepares a bond issuance to fund the proposed new Public Safety Facility, redevelopment agencies statewide have been thrown into disarray by Gov. Jerry Brown's 2011 budget proposal.
The City of Turlock, like all cities in this down economy, is going to extraordinary lengths to attract new businesses, fill vacant storefronts, and increase sales tax dollars.
Turlock Vice Mayor Amy Bublak split with council members Tuesday as the lone voice opposing two contract change orders, totaling nearly $60,000.
The Turlock Parks, Recreation and Community Program Commission is actively reviewing possible locations for a second dog park in Turlock. Although there are no funds currently available for the construction of a new dog park, the commission is researching the possibility of including dog parks in the Parks Master Plan and General Plan update for all future parks in Turlock. <font face="Calibri" ...
For more than a month Turlock was a city without a taxicab following a permitting snafu. On Tuesday, the Turlock City Council took action to ensure city processes wouldn't hinder future, qualified applicants from earning a taxicab permit in a timely fashion. "We went back to the drawing board," said Acting Turlock Police Capt. Ron Reid. The cab permit snafu traces back to July, when then-Yellow Cab driver Christopher Duncan Sansom ...
More layoffs came to the county on Tuesday, as the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors finalized their 2011-2012 budget, cutting nine positions in the process. One of those positions, in the sheriff's department, is currently filled. "Once again, we're living within our means and making very hard decisions on how to live within our means," said Supervisor Bill O'Brien. "We just hope we can see bottom in this economy and start turning ...
The Turlock City Council will hold a special, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday workshop to discuss the future of the city's Redevelopment Agency, in the wake of state action to force such agencies to either close or pay large fees to the state.
After three years of legal wrangling, the quasi-public California State University, University of California, and state community college foundations will no longer have immunity from public record laws. Gov. Jerry Brown signed The Richard McKee Transparency Act of 2011 into law on Wednesday, requiring foundations to disclose financial records, contracts, and correspondence upon request. "Three years of hard work and dedication have finally culminated in a very real victory for transparency and ...
The City of Turlock is taking a leading role in a new program intended to highlight the importance of city government to citizens, and to the state. The "Strong Cities | Strong State" initiative, a joint effort of the California City Management Foundation and the League of California Cities, aims to illustrate that even as the state government is mired in gridlock and budget tricks, local cities are working with their limited resources ...
Turlock's industrial park is one step closer to a new name: Turlock Regional Industrial Park. "It's a nice name," said Turlock Planning Commissioner Soraya Fregosi, as the commission on Thursday unanimously approved the name change. Since the park's inception, the development has been known as the "Westside Industrial Specific Plan." But planners fear the somewhat confusing moniker, which does not allude to Turlock or the park's nature, has turned away some potential ...
Every time the Turlock City Council closes one budget gap, the state legislature seems to open up a new one. Last week, city labor groups agreed to contract concessions including increased retirement contributions, reductions in healthcare services, and eliminating the practice of "selling back" vacation time. The move resulted in a $1.3 million savings to the City of Turlock, slashing the city's budget deficit to $1.9 million. But before the ink dried ...
On again, off again. The long-debated plan to treat Tuolumne River water for use as drinking water in the City of Turlock and surrounding communities was pulled from the Turlock City Council's agenda Tuesday night, after the City of Hughson desired more time to discuss the plan. The agenda item had called for Turlock to enter into a Joint Powers Authority with the Cities of Ceres, Hughson, and Modesto, creating an agency ...
The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously set new supervisorial district lines which will see Ceres continue to be split between two districts, but will keep a more compact District 5 which focuses on the west side.
The on-again, off-again plan to treat Tuolumne River water for use in the City of Turlock and neighboring cities is back on the Turlock City Council's agenda Tuesday night.
After nearly eight months of planning, the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday finally saw firsthand how their supervisorial districts may change, though a final decision on redistricting maps is still a week away.
Since Congress reached an agreement to extend the debt ceiling, U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R – Atwater) has been inundated with constituents' letters and calls.
After two years, the Turlock City Council on Tuesday elected to reenact a procedure allowing council members to teleconference in to council meetings.
For many races, the candidate filing deadline for the Nov. 8 Consolidated District Election closed Friday at 5 p.m.
The California Supreme Court announced Friday it will decide whether the state can lawfully shutter redevelopment agencies if those agencies fail to issue large payments to the state.