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Council finalizes city growth plan

By a 4-1 vote, the Turlock City Council finalized the City's General Plan on Tuesday, a growth plan governing the next 20 years of Turlock's expansion.

September 28, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Elected officials talk jobs at forum

The three elected officials who directly represent Turlock on a state and federal level visited Latif's Restaurant on Wednesday, where they took part in a public forum sponsored by the Turlock Chamber of Commerce.

September 27, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


New laws help victims of human trafficking

Two new bills that are aimed at cracking down on those individuals profiting from human trafficking were signed into law Monday by California Gov. Jerry Brown.

September 27, 2012 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


City faces shortfalls in water, sewer funding

Turlock's water rates aren't increasing just yet.

September 25, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Over-serving cause of senior meal program shortfall, finds county auditor

Last year, a program meant to feed Stanislaus County's hungry senior citizens ran out of funding in April – months ahead of the July end of the fiscal year – leaving the program reliant on donations to finish the year.

September 25, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council looks at water rate increase

Higher water rates could soon face Turlock residents, according to a City of Turlock report.

September 21, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


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


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County budget still building towards pre-recession status

The economic recession that economically fragmented families, businesses, and local governments across the nation may have happened nearly a decade ago, but Stanislaus County is still in the process of building towards a healthier economic future as evidenced by the release of their finalized 2014-2015 Recommended Budget.

September 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Local fumes over potential smoking ban

Every morning Larry Clinton walks his dogs to the park and lights up his morning cigarette. A smoker since 1956, Clinton's morning ritual is one of the few habits that he enjoys but the Turlock Girl Scouts of Troop 3289 are threatening to take that away.

September 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Turlockers exemplify stellar conservation efforts

Long before Gov. Jerry Brown declared the State of California to be in a drought emergency Turlockers have exhibited proactive conservation efforts evident by the fact that local residents use roughly the same amount of water as they did in 1997 - despite an increase in the population of nearly 20,000 residents.

September 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City, National Guard work out plan to share site of baseball field

The future of Little League baseball games at Soderquist Field is currently hanging in the balance as the site is the center of an ongoing discussion between the City of Turlock and the State Military Department from which the City leases the property.

September 05, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Police union lawsuit against city proceeds to mediation

The Turlock Associated Police Officers' lawsuit alleging the City of Turlock is in breach of contract for back wages is moving towards mediation.

September 04, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Government


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