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President signs $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill

President Barack Obama signed a $1.1 trillion spending package that will fund the federal government until Oct. 1, removing the threat of another possible government shutdown until then.

January 17, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Denham: No more federal spending on California High Speed Rail

Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) does not want to see any more federal dollars spent on the California High Speed Rail project until the state can find matching funds.

January 17, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Governor declares drought state of emergency

As California continues to struggle through one of the driest years on record with ongoing water shortages and extreme drought conditions, Gov. Jerry Brown has proclaimed a State of Emergency.

January 17, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Planning commission begins comprehensive zoning update

While not as extensive as a General Plan update, the Planning Department's progress toward a comprehensive zoning regulations update may end up affecting several areas within the city.

January 16, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Denham to introduce bill suspending federal money on high speed rail

With funding issues continuing to hinder the progress of the California High Speed Rail, Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) has committed himself to suspending federal spending on the project. According to Rep. Denham, due to the state's inability to match federal spending on the project, California could be at risk of losing funds for other state priorities, including education and water.

January 16, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


TID interrupts City’s water transfer plans

Although the Turlock City Council was slated to approve a water transfer agreement between the City of Turlock and Del Puerto Water District, board members and staff from Turlock Irrigation District want them to reconsider.

January 14, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Council votes to ban aggressive panhandling

In response to several public concerns, the Turlock City Council unanimously voted in favor of placing a citywide ban on aggressive panhandling.

January 14, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Planning Commission to consider food truck ban, ag zones on Thursday

A special Planning Commission meeting will be held on Thursday, where city staff will conduct a series of workshops and updates on upcoming projects.

January 14, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Cannella bill aims to lessen physician shortage in Valley

Aiming to expand much-needed healthcare resources within the San Joaquin Valley, Senator Anthony Cannella's (R-Ceres) new legislation introduced last week, SB 841, looks to accelerate the planning process of launching a new medical school at University of California Merced.

January 13, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Council to consider aggressive panhandling ban

A full agenda will be placed before the Turlock City Council as they start off the year on Tuesday evening.

January 10, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


2008 robocall investigation leads to findings of probable cause for 13 violations

The California Fair Political Practices Commission has found probable cause to believe that Councilwoman Amy Bublak and former Councilman Kurt Vander Weide were behind the illegal robocalls during the 2008 City Council election, committing 13 violations of the Political Reform Act.

January 09, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Governor’s proposed budget sparks reactions

As Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled his 2014-15 state budget proposal on Thursday, reactions across California varied as the $106.8 billion budget will see increased state spending.

January 09, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


2014 to be economically productive for Turlock

The first Mayor's Economic Development Task Force meeting of 2014 brought forth good news for Turlock, as city staff shared updates on economic growth projected for this year.

January 07, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Council reflects on 2013; looks toward water in 2014

As the Turlock City Council heads into 2014, the general consensus is to keep a strong focus on water.

January 07, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Economic Task Force continues work with first 2014 meeting

After getting the ball rolling in 2013, the Mayor's Economic Task Force will continue working together in 2014 to help find solutions to improving the local economy while bringing new businesses to Turlock.

January 03, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


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Forrest White seeks reelection

City Councilman Forrest White has announced that he is seeking reelection this November, as he hopes to continue helping the City of Turlock move forward in areas such as economic growth, roadway improvements and water issues.

April 24, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


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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