With winter here and many putting a halt to their outdoor watering, there are still plenty of ways to conserve. The City of Turlock asks that you recognize those individuals and nominate them as your Water Saving Hero. Conservation efforts come in many forms: keeping a bucket in your showers, collecting rain water, reducing water use by 32 percent or educating the public about the importance of conserving earth's most precious resource.
The City Council will consider on Tuesday an amendment to the Turlock Municipal Code that would expressly prohibit all activities related to the commercial or personal use and cultivation of marijuana in the City limits.
While Turlock has grown accustomed to welcoming events that draw its community to the downtown core, a street closure request from the Golden State Farmers Market Association to start a year-round market has caused some controversy – as it conflicts with the current location, dates and time of the existing Turlock Certified Farmers Market.
For the past several years, the City of Turlock has been working on updating its sign ordinance, which was originally adopted in 1944. After Thursday's Planning Commission workshop, 2016 is looking like the year that the updated ordinance will finally make its way to the City Council for final approval.
After over a month of extensive witness testimony and nearly 200 exhibits that could potentially lead to more equitable milk pricing for California dairy producers, the United States Department of Agriculture concluded its public hearing on a proposed California Federal Milk Marketing Order.
The City of Turlock is hoping that cooler temperatures in upcoming months will help residents meet the 32 percent water conservation mandate after State Water Resources Control Board revealed October to be another month of inadequate water conservation efforts.
The City of Turlock winter watering schedule is now in effect through Feb. 28. This schedule restricts outdoor watering to one day per week. Even numbered addresses can only water on Saturday and odd numbered addresses can only water on Sunday. Watering is also prohibited between the hours of noon and 6 p.m.
Leaders in Stanislaus County believe they can win enough support for the passage of a half-cent sales tax for roads next year despite a polling survey that shows it being short of the required 66.6 percent plus one vote.
November 17, 2015|
BY JEFF BENZIGER