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|
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.
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.
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.
Driving on a country road in foggy weather is dangerous and all the more reason to establish a road to connect Highway 99 and Interstate 5, at least according to Kendall Flint whose company Flint Strategies is in charge of public outreach for the project that will likely take between six and 12 years to complete.
Despite plans to repeal and replace the City of Turlock's Zoning Ordinance since November, it could be several months before the City Council reviews new changes as the item was referred back to the Planning Commission for a more comprehensive analysis.
After a slew of serious accidents in Turlock in recent months, the Chief of Police will address the public and the Turlock City Council on Tuesday on steps being taken to counteract the tragic incidents.
In the wake of his State of the State address, Governor Jerry Brown released his proposed 2015-2016 budget on Friday which places education at the forefront amongst other familiar issues like paying down debt and water projects.
Local business owners, truckers and frequent travelers are likely familiar with a quandary unique to Turlock and its surrounding towns: the lack of a direct connection between Highway 99 and Interstate 5.
In a meditation on his father's time as governor- as well as his own three previous terms - Governor Jerry Brown took a long look back during his state of the state address on Monday while also expressing an optimistic approach towards the future.
Since the Turlock Gospel Mission moved its Homeless Assistance Ministry out of the City of Turlock owned property at 1030 East Ave. last fall, the building has seen little activity. In the past, the building formerly known as the Youth Center was the site of a variety of recreation activities before been leased to the gospel mission.
The populations and attributes of Turlock and Los Angeles may vary greatly, but that didn't stop Mayor Gary Soiseth and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti from finding some common ground in the essentials of governing a city: making sure the police are on patrol; that the garbage is picked up; and that water flows when the tap is turned on.
The City of Turlock is charting new territory with the Morgan Ranch Master Plan, a planned development on the south side of Turlock that will include a new school. It is the first time that a medium density residential range of this size will be collectively developed as an estimated 980 to 1,200 units are anticipated at full build out.