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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


Carnegie funds request puts council at odds

Members of the Turlock City Council squared off Tuesday evening, disagreeing on whether a $100,000 security deposit should be returned in whole or part to the Carnegie Arts Center Foundation.

May 11, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Police, fire positions on chopping block

The surging costs of healthcare benefits could drive the City of Turlock to cut police and firefighters in an effort to keep budgets in check.

May 08, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


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Progress made in downtown McDonald’s

While downtown Turlock prepares to play host to a McDonald's restaurant in the future, the surrounding area will also be spruced up through an agreement with the City of Turlock and the hamburger franchise owner.

July 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


TID Directors tour city water treatment plant

Precisely one week after the Turlock Irrigation District's weekly meeting that left the City of Turlock and the District at odds over the use of local water, the TID Board of Directors made their way to the City's Water Quality Control Facility to take a firsthand look at how local sewer water is treated to become irrigation water.

July 22, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Candidates talk new water fines, state control of resources at public forum

Water resources and the best way to manage them brought out the most impassioned responses from local State Assembly and Senate candidates at a debate held at California State University, Stanislaus on Wednesday.

July 17, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Commission upholds Vander Weide’s fines for robocalls

Former Turlock City Councilman Kurt Vander Weide and current councilwoman Amy Bublak will have to pay the fines imposed on them by a state political watchdog agency for violations that in Vander Weide's case included the infamous 2008 robocalls.

July 17, 2014 | BY SABRA STAFFORD BY KRISTINA HACKER | Government


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