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Roads top issue at final public forum

The City of Turlock held the last of four critical issues public forums at Pitman High on Thursday, with road repairs - and how to pay for them - being the most popular topic.

June 14, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Fitness parks may be coming to Turlock

Enjoy working out? Frustrated with the lack of public workout locations in Turlock?

June 14, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Council approves deficit budget; city to find funding for firefighters

The Turlock City Council unanimously approved a budget for the 2013- 2014 fiscal year with $29.7 million in expenses and $1 million in deficit spending.

June 11, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Council considers deficit budget with cuts to police, fire

The Turlock City Council will consider adopting a fiscal year 2013-14 budget on Tuesday with slightly over $1 million in deficit spending.

June 07, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


County budget shows signs of growth, future concern

The Stanislaus County proposed 2013-2014 budget sees an increase in both state and federal funding for county projects and revenue. The budget, which is set to be finalized in September, totals $1 billion in appropriations and $990 million in revenue - an increase over last year's budget of $984 million in appropriations and $930 million in revenue.

June 04, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Council approves Carnegie refund

The Carnegie Arts Foundation will be getting a financial boost soon, now that the Turlock City Council has agreed to refund the majority of its security deposit.

May 31, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Turlockers consider city, county roads tax

The drive to fix Turlock's roads with a new city tax is gaining momentum if the latest community forum is any indicator.

May 31, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Council to consider Carnegie Arts refund

The Carnegie Arts Foundation's bankroll could get a bit of a boost come Tuesday if the Turlock City Council agrees to return the majority of their performance security deposit.

May 24, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Denham to grill high speed rail board

Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Turlock will lead a Congressional subcommittee hearing on Tuesday on the accountability of funds provided to the state's high speed rail project. Denham, who leads the House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials will be inviting half a dozen witnesses to the hearing.

May 24, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Council splits on water rate study

The move to revamp the city's collection rates for water services gained momentum Tuesday night when the Turlock City Council approved by a narrow margin to hire a consulting firm to conduct a water rate study.

May 17, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Hughson hires new city manager

Raul L. Mendez, a former county administrator, has been hired as Hughson's new city manager by the Hughson City Council.

May 17, 2013 | | Government


House Ag Committee approves farm bill, good news for California farmers

The House Agriculture Committee approved the $940 billion farm bill on Wednesday, which will bring some relief to frustrated California growers. Working late into Wednesday night, the House passed the 576 page draft, with a 36-10 vote.

May 17, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Arts Commission continues talks on Columbia Park mural project

A 16-foot mural and handball wall slated for Columbia Park is finally making headway, and will soon go before the Turlock City Council.

May 14, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Four city budget plans: No easy fixes

The Turlock City Council received four budgetary plans for the upcoming fiscal year, including one with a dire scenario of massive cuts to public safety and another with deficit spending of more than $3.4 million.

May 14, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Public no show at road tax forums

What if the city decided to propose a city-wide road tax and no one really cared?

May 10, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


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TID Directors tour city water treatment plant

Precisely one week after the Turlock Irrigation District's weekly meeting that left the City of Turlock and the District at odds over the use of local water, the TID Board of Directors made their way to the City's Water Quality Control Facility to take a firsthand look at how local sewer water is treated to become irrigation water.

July 22, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Candidates talk new water fines, state control of resources at public forum

Water resources and the best way to manage them brought out the most impassioned responses from local State Assembly and Senate candidates at a debate held at California State University, Stanislaus on Wednesday.

July 17, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Commission upholds Vander Weide’s fines for robocalls

Former Turlock City Councilman Kurt Vander Weide and current councilwoman Amy Bublak will have to pay the fines imposed on them by a state political watchdog agency for violations that in Vander Weide's case included the infamous 2008 robocalls.

July 17, 2014 | BY SABRA STAFFORD BY KRISTINA HACKER | Government


Judge hears arguments against Ceres Supercenter approval

A Stanislaus Superior Court judge heard arguments Friday in the matter of the challenge against the 2011 approval of the Ceres Walmart Supercenter project.

July 15, 2014 | | Government


Task force fine tunes strategic plan to make Turlock economic powerhouse

One year ago, the Turlock City Council voted to establish the Mayor's Economic Development Task Force. This team of over 20 business and community leaders was tasked with identifying strategies to make Turlock a stronger economic competitor.

July 15, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Government


City applies for drought project grant

The City of Turlock could be receiving funds to develop drought resistant measures in facilities around the town after the Council unanimously approved an action to submit an application for funds from the State Department of Water Resources.

July 12, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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