While not as extensive as a General Plan update, the Planning Department's progress toward a comprehensive zoning regulations update may end up affecting several areas within the city.
With funding issues continuing to hinder the progress of the California High Speed Rail, Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) has committed himself to suspending federal spending on the project. According to Rep. Denham, due to the state's inability to match federal spending on the project, California could be at risk of losing funds for other state priorities, including education and water.
Although the Turlock City Council was slated to approve a water transfer agreement between the City of Turlock and Del Puerto Water District, board members and staff from Turlock Irrigation District want them to reconsider.
In response to several public concerns, the Turlock City Council unanimously voted in favor of placing a citywide ban on aggressive panhandling.
A special Planning Commission meeting will be held on Thursday, where city staff will conduct a series of workshops and updates on upcoming projects.
Aiming to expand much-needed healthcare resources within the San Joaquin Valley, Senator Anthony Cannella's (R-Ceres) new legislation introduced last week, SB 841, looks to accelerate the planning process of launching a new medical school at University of California Merced.
A full agenda will be placed before the Turlock City Council as they start off the year on Tuesday evening.
The California Fair Political Practices Commission has found probable cause to believe that Councilwoman Amy Bublak and former Councilman Kurt Vander Weide were behind the illegal robocalls during the 2008 City Council election, committing 13 violations of the Political Reform Act.
As Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled his 2014-15 state budget proposal on Thursday, reactions across California varied as the $106.8 billion budget will see increased state spending.
The first Mayor's Economic Development Task Force meeting of 2014 brought forth good news for Turlock, as city staff shared updates on economic growth projected for this year.
As the Turlock City Council heads into 2014, the general consensus is to keep a strong focus on water.
After getting the ball rolling in 2013, the Mayor's Economic Task Force will continue working together in 2014 to help find solutions to improving the local economy while bringing new businesses to Turlock.
With 1.3 million long-term unemployed Americans losing their unemployment benefits on Dec. 28, it will be up to Congress to decide whether the emergency federal unemployment program will be continued.
With the economy improving in 2013, County Supervisor Vito Chiesa says that he hopes to see the trend continue into the New Year.
In an effort to assure positive influences in the lives of young people, the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors has proclaimed January as Mentor Awareness month.
When former provost and vice president for academic affairs at California State University, Sacramento Joseph Sheley came to serve as interim president at CSU Stanislaus in 2012, he brought with him a vision of what an effective partnership between a university and its surrounding community looks like.
The city will soon begin improvements to multiple roadways throughout town, including E. Main Street, Colorado Avenue and Fulkerth Road, following approval by the City Council on Tuesday.
A light agenda will be placed before the Turlock City Council on Tuesday evening, as the council members meet to consider only a handful of changes.
In an effort to boost weight loss in Stanislaus County, the Board of Supervisors joined the Healthy Eating Living Cities Campaign Tuesday, making them the first county in the state to do so.
With just one vote making the difference, the Turlock Planning Commission made their final decision to approve an amendment to the City's zoning ordinance that places a ban on mobile food facilities within the downtown district.
Hundreds of concerned Valley residents and farmers filled the public conference held at University of California, Merced on Tuesday, as Gov. Jerry Brown's Drought Task Force met with the State Board of Food and Agriculture to discuss the impacts of the ongoing drought. By meeting with local agencies and farmers, state officials hoped to discover the type of assistance and state measures that are needed to help growers survive one of the worst droughts in California's history.
Barely reaching a quorum, the Mayor's Economic Development Task Force meeting on Tuesday saw several empty seats as many of the 25-member committee were unable to attend. Despite the dip in participation, the group continued moving forward by picking up from their February meeting as they continually seek new strategies to update the City's 2003 Strategic Economic Development Plan.
Officials from the eight-county San Joaquin Valley Regional Policy Council will meet in Sacramento for a two-day conference this week to discuss several issues affecting the Valley.
A new housing subdivision is set to be reviewed by the Turlock Planning Commission on Thursday, perhaps marking a turnaround in the local housing market.
After receiving multiple entries for his "There Ought to be a Law" contest, State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) has announced the winners, while introducing a bill focusing on safer school zones.
As the Mayor's Economic Development Taskforce continues seeking out new business ideas and strategies to improve Turlock's economic recovery, the 25 member board will meet on Tuesday afternoon, bringing forth diverse areas of expertise to help create an economic plan for the city.
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