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County Block Grants fund sidewalk projects, homeless assistance programs

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors heard an annual report Tuesday on how certain state and federal grants had been spent to improve the community and address homelessness.

September 18, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Turlock City Council briefs

On Tuesday, the Turlock City Council:

September 14, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council agrees with planning on growth

Breaking with tradition – and moving away from a plan more than four years in the making – a split Turlock City Council voted 4-1Tuesday in favor of a growth plan which will see Turlock remain compact, house fewer citizens than previously projected, and preserve farmland.

September 11, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


County budget sees first increase in three years

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors approved a final budget for the 2012-2013 fiscal year on Tuesday which shows signs of a recovering economy, but still exhibits caution over looming budgetary threats.

September 11, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Planning says no to northwest growth

In a meeting termed the "most important meeting" of the Planning Commission's recent history, commissioners voted against a proposed growth plan for Turlock, instead supporting a more compact development.

September 07, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council to approve final General Plan

The Turlock City Council will hold a special meeting at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, where the future of Turlock will be decided.

September 07, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council voices concern over death benefit bill

The Turlock City Council on Tuesday took a stand against a bill in the California Legislature which would offer public safety personnel death benefits long after they stop working.

August 31, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


County budget calls for salary cuts, reserve spending

Stanislaus County released its final budget for the 2012-2013 fiscal year on Friday, reflecting the true impacts of public safety realignment, still-down property taxes, and the rising need for social services.

August 31, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


City dodges costly police radio upgrade, for now

A failing Turlock Police radio system which could have cost $3 million to upgrade was instead repaired for just $10,000, Turlock City Council members learned Tuesday.

August 28, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Supervisors end five-year dance with West Park

It's back to the drawing board for the former site of the Crows Landing Naval Air Station, as Stanislaus County Supervisors voted Tuesday to terminate a development agreement with West Park Holdings, LLC, and seek new project proposals.

August 28, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council considers beautifying Golden State

A long awaited Golden State Boulevard landscaping effort could be just around the corner.

August 24, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Growth plan up for public review

Turlock's General Plan, a document which will govern Turlock's growth through 2030, has been updated for what is expected to be a final time before adoption by the Turlock City Council.

August 24, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Supervisors table West Park decision

By the end of Tuesday night's Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors meeting, the fate of West Park was no more certain than it was on Tuesday morning.

August 21, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Farm worker overtime bill moves to Assembly

A bill that would eliminate farm workers' exemption from overtime pay benefits was approved by the state Senate on Monday, over the objections of Republican lawmakers.

August 21, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Government


Business incentive brings in 33 local jobs

Sometimes, small businesses just need a little help getting started.

August 17, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | 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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