After more than a year of discussions and excessive noise complaints from nearby neighbors, the fate of the Larsa Event Center is still unknown as the Stanislaus Planning Commission asked staff to bring back the item for consideration at a future meeting.
It is not often that local, state, and federal legislators have the opportunity to convene and discuss topics with constituents, but that is precisely what took place on Thursday at the fourth annual Government Night.
The Turlock City Council will consider paying an outside firm to do a more comprehensive audit of the Convention and Visitors Bureau on Tuesday. The City is alleging that the Turlock Chamber of Commerce owes $186,015.60 for unallowable expenditures under the contract to run the CVB, which is roughly $55,000 less than the City originally asked the chamber to repay on April 24.
There are more than 600 families on the waiting list for a family unit at the Avena Bella affordable housing community, an indication that finding reliable housing is a problem faced by many in Turlock.
Roughly $80,000 of grant funding is available through the 2015-2016 Community Event and Activities Grant Program, a new service the City is executing as it has taken over administering the Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Water has been a viral topic of conversation in California communities as state mandated conservation standards have become stricter, but storage of the precious resource has also been at the forefront of local legislators' minds in Sacramento and Washington, D.C.
The discussion regarding Larsa Banquet Hall and its Amethyst Way neighbors, who have filed noise complaints against the center, will be reprised at both the City of Turlock and Stanislaus County Planning Commission meetings on Thursday.
The Korean War aged cannon that has stood watch over the corner of North Palm and Canal Drive in front of Turlock's War Memorial building was removed from its current location on Monday as a result of the City of Turlock's sale of the 900 N. Palm Avenue properties to the Turlock Irrigation District.
May 04, 2015|
It's not every day that local, state, and federal legislators convene in the same room, but on Thursday locals will have the opportunity to interface with their elected leaders at the fourth annual Turlock Government Night.
A question of how public should public information be colored the conversation at the Turlock City Council meeting Tuesday night. Members were divided over whether the winding down of the Turlock Chamber of Commerce's contract to operate the Convention and Visitors Bureau was worthy of the public meeting just yet.
Tuesday marks Mayor Gary Soiseth's 100th day in office, but he has yet to have his official photo taken to hang in the Yosemite Board Room where the Turlock City Council convenes. While Soiseth stated he is more focused on policy than having his photograph taken, he said it will eventually happen, though perhaps when he is less tired.
The City of Turlock is alleging that the Turlock Chamber of Commerce spent $241,297.07 of taxpayer dollars on items not permitted under the Convention and Visitors Bureau contract, an agreement the Chamber has executed for the past 24 years.