As towns expand and evolve so do the rules that guide development.
The Turlock Parks, Arts, and Recreation Commission approved a reaffirmation of a smoking ban dating back from 2003 Tuesday night in a 6-2 vote, with one new caveat: electronic and vapor related products will now be prohibited as well, pending the approval of the City Council.
After the Turlock Planning Commission received what Commissioner Mike Brem called a "very polite, legal tongue lashing" at his final Planning Commission meeting ending his 15 year tenure, the commission approved an amendment to the East Tuolumne Master Plan in a 6-1 vote on Thursday.
After Turlockers voted to approve Measure A on the November ballot with a nearly 74 percent vote, city council candidates will now be charged with running in their home districts in future elections rather than the current at-large election system that lets the top two candidates take the seats.
Although area farmers are hoping for an El Niño to wash away California's drought, weather forecasts are indicating yet another dry year.
In a sign of recovering economic times, the City of Turlock will be hiring an Administrative Services Director, a position that has not been filled since 2009.
There are approximately 100 boards and commissions to which the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors appoints community members and with several current vacancies for various unspecified boards as well as those unique to District 2 residents, locals interested in serving their community now have ample opportunity to do so.
The growing prescription drop-off program that allows individuals to dispose of unused medications in a safe manner will soon have a site in Turlock.
The 3.4 million small businesses in California that employ more than half the state's workforce could be facing a health insurance tax per the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. On Tuesday Congressman Jeff Denham left Washington to make a local appearance and address small business owners' concerns regarding the tax at the Modesto Chamber of Commerce, an event hosted by the Stop the HIT coalition.
City of Turlock Planning Commissioners will consider amending the East Tuolumne Master Plan on Thursday which would increase the number of units built on what is currently farm land near the city's eastern border.
It took a bending of the rules, but the Mayor's Economic Taskforce finally approved the final draft of its Economic Development Strategic Plan at a second meeting Tuesday that was called after a meeting was cancelled last week due to lack of quorum.
The Turlock City Council voted unanimously to accept and fund a portion of a federal grant that will result in the Turlock Police Department hiring four new officers.
The Turlock City Council will decide on Tuesday if the Turlock Police Department will receive four new officers and six new vehicles in separate items on their agenda.
Fire stations need certain equipment like hoses, ladders, and engines to do their jobs successfully, and in these times that also includes internet access.
Residents fuming over the smoking ban at city parks being discussed by Turlock's Arts, Parks, and Recreation Commission in recent months may be surprised to find out that smoking in parks is already technically illegal.
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.
After taking its solid waste to Merced for nearly two years, the City of Turlock is returning its trash dumping services to Stanislaus County which is posing a relatively small fee hike for customers.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday marked the end of Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth's workshop series dedicated to reviewing City services as part of his 100-day commitment.
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.
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