The Turlock City Council has a packed agenda for Tuesday evening, highlighted by a revisiting of plans to reconstruct the burned Carnegie Arts Center and an initiative to paint the words "In God We Trust" in Turlock City Hall.
The Turlock of 2030, a town that 115,000 may call home, is being planned today. That future Turlock could feature compact residential neighborhoods sprouting up southeast and northwest of Turlock, based on growth alternatives presented by San Francisco-based consultants Dyett & Bhatia Urban and Regional Planners.
Some Hughson city employees are concerned that their town leaders' political posturing has turned into a violation of their privacy rights.
Concerned Turlockers gathered at the Turlock Youth Center on Monday to help draft the 2010 Regional Transportation Plan, a document that will guide transportation in Stanislaus County for the next 25 years.
Despite an outpouring of public opposition to the proposed Joe Debely Stadium renovation project, the Turlock City Council, sitting as the Redevelopment Agency, made the findings necessary to move the project forward by a 3-1 vote.
The approximately 100 residents of Hughson that attended Monday's city council meeting weren't the only ones confused and caught-off guard with the conflicting agenda items that preceded an even more surprising closed session decision. Council members demonstrated their own confusion when discussing the hiring of potential city managers at a special meeting on Dec. 7, then not even an hour later taking back City Manager Joe Donabed with open arms.
The $2.8 million renovation of Turlock High School's Joe Debely Stadium is chief on the list of priorities for Tuesday's City Council meeting, as councilmembers will decide on three agenda items that would usher the project into reality.
The draft Turlock Housing Element update, a document that will prepare the City of Turlock to meet housing needs through 2014 and may include a provision that allows homeless shelters in Turlock, was released for public review and comment last week.
The Turlock City Council approved a list of more than 20 projects for Redevelopment Agency funding Tuesday evening - including the controversial plan to install a new synthetic track and field at Turlock High School's Joe Debely stadium.
Members of the Turlock City Council have long backed a proposed surface water treatment plant, but on Tuesday they balked at a potential 300 percent increase in water rates associated with the project.
Hughson residents packed City Hall Monday night and stood in line to give City Council members a piece of their minds.
The City of Turlock may soon adopt a policy to address the countless cargo containers around town.
In an effort to help developers bring their building plans to fruition in the current down economy, the City of Turlock will now offer a fee deferral program.
The Delta pumps being turned off over two years ago has stirred up quite the controversy. The dormant pumps have caused suffering in the Central Valley agriculture industry with a loss of more than 40,000 jobs. So why push aside environmental regulations for a National Football League stadium in Los Angeles and not push those regulations aside to get the water moving again throughout California?
A new law allows Caltrans vehicles to have the same priority as ambulances, police officers and firetrucks with a flash of a light.
After years of neglect Turlock will address one of its residents' biggest concerns – a lack of sidewalks in many older, lower-income areas of town.
The 20x2020 Water Conservation Plan, as adopted in February 2010, mandates each California city to reduce per capita water usage by 20 percent, by the year 2020.
The state budget approved by lawmakers but vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown last week was not balanced, State Controller John Chiang said Tuesday as he halted all pay for legislators.
On Wednesday, just a nick before the deadline, Democrats in the State Senate and Assembly forced through a state budget without any Republican votes.
When the Turlock City Council passed their 2010 budget, then the second straight year of deep spending reductions, department heads said there was no more to be cut.
Planners redrawing voting lines for the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors' districts visited Turlock Monday night in search of input on how to divide up the county equally while keeping communities of interest intact.
About 75 Hughson residents and local dignitaries gathered at Hughson High's Reeder Hall Wednesday night to get up-close and personal with U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R - Atwater), State Sen.Tom Berryhill (R - Modesto) and State Assemblywoman Kristen Olsen (R – Modesto).
A civil grand jury report evaluating the custodial facilities in Stanislaus County recommended the honor farm be closed down and the staffing levels at all the facilities be increased.
The Turlock Parks, Recreation and Community Commission approved the establishment of an off-leash dog park at Centennial Park on Wednesday evening. The vote came after months of consideration for a new dog park and a public hearing to discuss Centennial Park as a proposed location.
With the 2010 U.S. Census complete, Stanislaus County is now mired in the laborious process of redrafting its Supervisorial districts.
The Turlock City Council will consider adopting a $27 million General Fund budget on Tuesday – but that budget still sits $3.9 million in the red.
Budget reductions enacted on Tuesday will be felt in "every area" of Stanislaus County's service, county staff members said, from recreation opportunities to road maintenance.
Residents and business owners asked the Turlock Planning Commission to prevent homeless shelters from opening near their properties Thursday night, but the commission approved the by-right zoning area as proposed.
In just under a month, new legislation will require most California homeowners to install potentially life-saving carbon monoxide detectors in their homes.
Stanislaus County's proposed 2011-2012 budget calls for a further $24.5 million spending cut and the elimination of vacant positions, but no further reductions in force in a rare bright spot after years of layoffs.