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City of Hughson adopts preliminary budget

A healthy budget has become a hallmark of the City of Hughson in recent years, evident by the fact that the City's General Fund reserves were at 83 percent as of February. This month, the City adopted its 2015-2016 preliminary budget which boasts a positive balance of revenues to expenditures and a slight growth in the General Fund.

June 16, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government

State board curtails use for senior water rights holders

The severity of the current California drought has prompted the State Water Resources Control Board to vote in favor of curtailing water use for the State's Pre-1914 water rights holders, more commonly referred to as senior water rights holders, in a move not seen since the drought of the late 1970s.

June 16, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Government

State budget agreement reached, roads amongst Governor’s priorities

Quality of roads is not an issue unique to Turlock as Governor Jerry Brown announced that he will be calling a special session to fix how California funds roads, highways and other infrastructure needs as part of his budget agreement announcement on Tuesday.

June 16, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government

County mentor program receives national award

For 17 years, county employees and partnering agencies have made mentoring youth a priority. Their efforts were recognized recently with an Achievement Award by the National Association of Counties.

June 11, 2015 | | Government

Commission approves thousands in funding for Turlock events

The Turlock Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission recommended allocating $43,500 to nine different events on Wednesday as part of the Community Events and Activities Grant Program.

June 11, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Government

City Council adopts two-year budget in 4-1 vote

Mayor Gary Soiseth's recommended budget was adopted by the Turlock City Council in a 4-1 vote Tuesday evening. Council member Steven Nascimento cast the lone dissenting vote after stating concerns over what he felt was excessive spending in the Mayor's proposal.

June 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government

Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen focuses on education

Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen (R -- Riverbank) is spearheading educational reform at the state Capitol, evident by two bills dedicated to transparency and early education reform.

June 05, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government

Council ends budget talks, expected to vote on Tuesday

After months of workshops and discussions totaling more than 16 hours of analysis, the Turlock City Council is slated to adopt its budget on Tuesday.

June 05, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government

County releases proposed budget

Stanislaus County has released its recommended budget proposal and while it anticipates a lack of road funding, a robust addition of jobs is included.

June 04, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government

Months of zoning ordinance discussion yields no change

The City of Turlock repealed and replaced its Zoning Ordinance in April after four years and 18 public workshops, though a few loose ends are still being tied up.

June 04, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government

Realtors oppose sidewalk policy change

The prospect of a new sidewalk improvement policy has local Realtors up in arms as Mayor Gary Soiseth is proposing sidewalk issues be addressed during the point of sale of a property.

June 02, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government

Final City budget workshop set for Tuesday

The City of Turlock could achieve a balanced budget within one year, that is if the Turlock City Council adopts Mayor Gary Soiseth's initial recommendations.

May 29, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government

Sixth candidate announces for 12th Assembly District seat

Virginia Madueno, former Mayor of Riverbank and local small business owner, will be vying alongside five other candidates to represent the 12th Assembly District, a seat presently occupied by Kristin Olsen (R–Riverbank).

May 28, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government

Two wells go offline in Turlock

Like communities across the state, Turlock is struggling with limited water resources, evident by the loss of two shallow irrigation wells in the North East part of town where the water tables dropped to 96 feet.

May 28, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government

County to conduct survey to determine public interest in road tax

The feasibility of placing a countywide road tax on the 2016 ballot is being investigated as the Stanislaus County of Governments approved spending $50,000 to conduct a survey to gauge the public's response to the idea.

May 28, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government

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Keyes parcels rezoned for tractor dealership

The way has been paved for a John Deere dealership in the Keyes area now that the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors has approved a ...

November 27, 2015 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Government

Storm-related problems and flood prevention

The City of Turlock provides several proactive and reactive methods of dealing with storm-related problems such as flooding, water storage and contingency planning.

November 27, 2015 | | Government

Turlock selects new fire chief

After months of searching Turlock has found a new chief to take the helm of the Turlock Fire Department.

November 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Government

City of Turlock restricts outdoor watering to one day per week

The City of Turlock winter watering schedule is now in effect through Feb. 28. This schedule restricts outdoor watering to one day per week. Even ...

November 20, 2015 | | Government

State recovering from recession

The State of California is expected to see billions in surplus revenues in 2016-17, according to a recent report released by the Legislative Analyst's ...

November 19, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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