Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday vetoed a bill which would have required university foundations – nonprofit auxiliaries intertwined with public universities that oversee private gifts to colleges – to comply with the Public Records Act.
After a long and detailed audit for the 2008/2009 fiscal year, Hughson City Council members were presented with results and suggestions from auditors on Monday, who brought some not so pleasant news.
The Turlock City Council unanimously agreed to citywide union concessions on Tuesday, dropping the city's deficit by $864,319 to $2.7 million.
When the City of Turlock began considering the 2010-2011 budget earlier this year, the city faced a budget deficit in excess of $5 million. Through a series of budget cuts, that deficit dropped to $3.6 million in the adopted budget.
The Stanislaus County Community Development Block Grant Consortium – consisting of Stanislaus County and Cities of Ceres, Newman, Oakdale, Patterson, and Waterford – received $2.6 million in state and federal funds last year.
After a second budget study workshop on Thursday, the Hughson City Council can finally rest easy knowing they have a balanced and healthy budget to work with for the 2010-2011 fiscal year.
The Turlock City Council on Tuesday unanimously voted to:
After a four month delay, plans for Turlock's new, $35 million Public Safety Facility are back on track, following a unanimous Turlock City Council decision Tuesday evening.
Monday's Hughson City Council meeting was filled with positive recognitions and the approval of many actions to help the city move in the right direction, which is a big change from the time during recall efforts to remove three council members.
The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors adopted a $918.8 million final budget for 2010-2011 on Tuesday morning, containing even more cutbacks than included in the initially proposed budget and forecasting more dire cuts in the years to come.
Plans to build a new $35 million Public Safety Facility for Turlock's Police and Fire departments – previously stymied by the state's May take of redevelopment funding – are back on the Turlock City Council agenda Tuesday, with a new funding mechanism in place.
Hughson city staff brought a balanced budget to the City Council budget study session on Tuesday night, and left with a $70,000 deficit after council made suggestions in an effort to prepare for the worst and hope for the best.
The Turlock Planning Commission, tasked with reexamining the city's anti-big box store ordinance by the Turlock City Council, decided Thursday to solicit community feedback on the measure before taking any action.
The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved expanding a program intended to catch those defrauding the system that pays people who provide in-home care for the elderly or disabled, though providers say the fraud investigators have traumatized patients.
California's effort to establish a high-speed rail system received a boost Tuesday, as the state legislature approved a bill to hire additional staff and prepare a plan to spend a recent influx of stimulus funds.
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.