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City, Chamber contract to operate tourism services terminated

A 24 year partnership between the City of Turlock and the Chamber of Commerce to operate the Convention and Visitors Bureau, which is tasked with bringing tourists to town, has come to an end after the Chamber submitted a letter of termination on Tuesday.

February 10, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


State of the County address focuses on stronger family structures and water

In the words of Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors Chairman Terry Withrow, "The state of our county is strong," but that did not keep the chairman from emphasizing two long term goals in his State of the County address last week: water and a stronger family network.

February 10, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


VA center funds in federal budget

Those long waiting times at the Stockton Veteran Affairs Clinic might soon be a thing of the past.

February 10, 2015 | By JASON CAMPBELL Manteca Bulletin | Government


Council to vote on new subdivision near Crowell, CVB contract on Tuesday

While the community surrounding Crowell Elementary School has been developed for years, nine new homes could be built on Hawkeye Avenue pending the Turlock City Council's approval on Tuesday.

February 06, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


New planning technology on the horizon for Turlock

The City of Turlock Development Services is looking into purchasing electronic plan checking software that would allow applicants to upload building plans automatically which would not only streamline the process, but also eliminate the impact that the expensive plans have on the environment.

February 05, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City managers discuss proposals for solid waste agreement with Stanislaus County

The City of Turlock presently takes its solid waste to Merced County but is hoping to achieve an agreement with the Stanislaus County to begin a new pact that would keep the service in Turlock's home county.

February 05, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City water remains in high demand

City of Turlock staff and representatives from both Turlock Irrigation District and the Del Puerto Water District convened Tuesday evening for a public workshop on the most precious and sought after commodity in the region: water.

February 03, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Valley legislators establish caucus to address region’s priorities

Central Valley legislators are banning together in Sacramento by creating the bipartisan San Joaquin Valley Caucus, which aims to address the unique needs of Valley constituents.

February 03, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Mayor to present three addresses on the state of the City of Turlock

City of Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth has changed the standard of mayoral duties by instating biweekly public workshops for the City Council and staff as part of his 100 day commitment, but he isn't stopping there. In the coming weeks, he will give three State of the City addresses for the City staff, local Rotarians and the public.

February 03, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Midyear budget review shows Turlock on track

As the strenuous years of the economic recession trail further away in the rearview mirror, the outlook is bright for the City of Turlock which is generally performing within its fiscal boundaries according to the mid-year budget review.

January 30, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Second phase of transit plan set in motion

The second phase of the Turlock Regional Transit Center is beginning to take shape as plans for a 6,000 square foot building have been submitted to the City of Turlock.

January 30, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Turlock City Council bans smoking in parks

The Turlock City Council unanimously voted to ban tobacco and electronic smoking devices in parks Tuesday night, but enforcing the new resolution could prove difficult.

January 28, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Council to vote on CVB contract termination at next meeting

The Turlock Chamber of Commerce's stake in the Turlock Convention and Visitors Bureau could be coming to an end pending a vote from the Turlock City Council on Feb. 10.

January 27, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Council to talk budget, more aggressive smoking ban on Tuesday

Local smokers may soon find themselves at a loss for a place to light up in public as, after five months of discussion, the decision to ban smoking and electronic or vapor smoking devices will appear before the Turlock City Council on Tuesday.

January 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Inaugural workshop offers overview of City’s concerns

Unlike most weekends, City Hall was an active site on Saturday with the inaugural Turlock City Council workshop taking place where the new mayor and council set out to discuss their strategic plan for the city.

January 20, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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Articles by Section - Government


City to dump trash back in county, pending council approval

After months of negotiations, the City of Turlock has reached an agreement with Stanislaus County for solid waste disposal that the Turlock City Council will consider ratifying on Tuesday.

April 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


100 days in office: Soiseth focuses on water issues; budget review proves fruitful

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.

April 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City requests Chamber pay back $241K in visitor bureau funds

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.

April 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City Council, staff convenes for final workshop on strategic plan

Tuesday marked the end of Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth's workshop series dedicated to reviewing City services as part of his 100-day commitment.

April 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Turlock City Council could propel new skateboard park process forward

There will be a new skate park at Donnelly Park in upcoming months if the Turlock City Council approves an agreement with a Santa Cruz based consulting firm for design and construction elements Tuesday night.

April 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Planning to consider downtown zoning for fast food, new drive-through regulations

It could become more difficult for fast food restaurants to set up shop near downtown Turlock as the Planning Commission will be revisiting permitting requirements for the eateries at their next meeting.

April 21, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Turlock City Council adopts new zoning ordinance

Four years and 18 public workshops later and the City of Turlock has repealed and replaced its Zoning Ordinance.

April 16, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City launches strictest water regulations to date

California Gov. Jerry Brown's executive order that mandates communities across California reduce their water usage by 25 percent has proven not enough for the City of Turlock.

April 14, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Turlock City Council unanimously bans food trucks in certain downtown districts

Mobile food vendors are officially not permitted in Turlock's downtown core as the City Council unanimously voted to prohibit them Tuesday evening.

April 14, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Berryhill introduces legislation aimed at increasing fishing participation

Californians are not fishing, despite the fact that the state boasts over 4,000 lakes and reservoirs, thousands of rivers and streams and an extensive coastline.

April 10, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Council to revisit food truck restrictions, zoning overhaul

The Turlock City Council will consider a comprehensive repeal and replacement of the Turlock Zoning Ordinance at Tuesday's meeting, something that the council previously deferred back to the Planning Commission for further consideration in January.

April 10, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Bill aims to bolster concurrent enrollment opportunities

The road towards college and career readiness is hoping to undergo construction in order to become that much smoother for California high school students, thanks to Assembly Bill 288's passage on Tuesday out of the Assembly Committee on Higher Education.

April 09, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Government


PARC evaluates community grants for first time

The transition of the Convention and Visitor's Bureau contract from the hands of the Chamber of Commerce to the City of Turlock is being actualized as evidenced by the Parks, Arts, and Recreation Commission meeting on Wednesday.

April 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen hosts electronic skateboard demo day

The west steps of the State Capitol were abuzz with skateboarders on Monday, but it wasn't a sign of kids enjoying their spring break. Instead it was Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen and those interesting in getting a feet-on demonstration of electronic skateboards.

April 07, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Federal, local legislators talk rail issues

There is more crude oil being moved by rail across the United States than ever before said Acting Administrator for the Federal Railroad Association Sarah Feinberg on Tuesday at the Modesto Transportation Center.

April 07, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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