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County property values fall for fifth consecutive year

The taxable value of Stanislaus County real estate has declined nearly $500 million from a year ago, according to the county assessor's office, down 1.45 percent.

June 26, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Inland port not dead yet

A controversial plan to turn the former Crows Landing Naval Air Station and surrounding properties into a massive industrial park was granted a seven month extension by a 3-1 vote of the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors late Tuesday night.

June 22, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Downtown revenue strategies topic of special city council meeting

A nationally renowned community developer and planner will speak at a special meeting of the Turlock City Council Tuesday night, to discuss his research into how the city can increase property tax revenues by more efficiently using land.

June 22, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Pilot program gives U.S. prison guards pepper spray

The Federal Bureau of Prisons has instituted a pilot program based on Congressman Dennis Cardoza (D-Merced) bill, H.R. 1175, to issue oleoresin capsicum (pepper) spray to trained correctional officers at seven U.S. Penitentiaries, including USP Atwater.

June 20, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Government


City hopes to make acronyms easier to decipher with guidebook

Every developer knows that an EIR is required, pursuant to CEQA, to approve a CUP. Unless you can get away with a MND, of course.

June 19, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Senate rejects egg industry reform in Farm Bill

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday decided to exclude consideration of two animal welfare amendments and issues in the Farm Bill. Senate leaders denied consideration of egg industry reform measures, requested by Senator Dianne Feinstein, and a bipartisan group of lawmakers, which would have phased out the use of barren battery cages, provided more space and enrichments of hens, and provided regulatory security for egg producers.

June 19, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Government


Turlock growth plan protested — by Denair residents

Growth? It shouldn't happen for Turlock, say Denair residents.

June 15, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council approves downtown tow-away zone amid debate

The Turlock Farmers Market will no longer be disrupted by cars parked overnight on Broadway, as a new tow-away zone will be established in downtown Turlock.

June 15, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Housing funds now in the hands of Turlock officials

The City of Turlock will now regain access to nearly $300,000 in homeless assistance funds, previously stuck in the coffers of the troubled Stanislaus Community Assistance Project.

June 12, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Sign wars: City says enough; businesses cry for more

The ongoing effort to revamp Turlock's sign ordinance has Planning Commissioners questioning the role of sometimes-distracting and unattractive sign twirlers and feather signs, while business owners say the marketing tools are necessary to make ends meet in the down economy.

June 08, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Turlock takes control of county housing grant funds

The Turlock City Council will weigh taking control of nearly $300,000 in homeless assistance funds from the troubled Stanislaus Community Assistance Project.

June 08, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Turlock’s General Plan up for public review

The document which will govern Turlock's growth through 2030 has reached a major milestone and will undergo another round of public review and comment.

June 07, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


County revenues, expenses up

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors approved a $954 million preliminary budget Tuesday which forecasts another year of challenges, but suggests the recession is nearing an end.

June 05, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Homeless meal ministry moves to day center

A stroll before dinner can be relaxing, but Turlock's homeless have been forced to make a daily one-mile hike in search of a bite to eat.

May 25, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council to resume budget talks

On Tuesday, the Turlock City Council will consider adopting a final budget for the 2012-2013 year.

May 18, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


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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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