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Community members comment on supervisorial redistricting, finally

It's back to the drawing board again, as the group redrawing the Stanislaus County Supervisors' districts scrambles to incorporate last-minute comments received at a Wednesday public meeting.

July 22, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Turlock mayor joins county leaders in RDA fight

Elected officials from across Stanislaus County gathered Monday to send a message to Sacramento legislators: plans to end redevelopment agencies statewide aren't just devastating to local economies, they're also illegal.

July 19, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Committees put forth two options for supervisorial redistricting

After six months of planning and public meetings, two proposed maps to redraw boundaries of the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors' Districts emerged Thursday, both of which would keep Turlock, Denair, Hickman and Keyes in District 2 while removing much or all of Ceres from the district and adding all land served by the Chatom Union School District.

July 15, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Candidate filing period opens Monday

Election season officially kicks off Monday, as the candidate filing period opens for the Nov. 8 Consolidated District Election.

July 15, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


City, police make final push for contract deal

The Turlock Association of Police Officers is back at the table with the City of Turlock in a final effort to negotiate a deal appeasable to both sides, after narrowly avoiding an imposed contract agreement.

July 15, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Council approves zoning for homeless shelters

After years of planning, the City of Turlock is on the cusp of creating an area of town where homeless shelters can be built without the red tape which usually stymies such projects.

July 12, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council to finalize homeless shelter plan

Despite concerns from property owners and businesses, the Turlock City Council on Tuesday will consider adopting a zone near downtown Turlock where homeless shelters can be constructed without discretional permits.

July 08, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Denham calls out SEC on $500 million lease

The Securities and Exchange Commission has relinquished its leasing authority and employees will face prosecution for backdating documents to justify a $500 million-plus lease, following an investigation led by U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Atwater).

July 08, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


New civil grand jury sworn in

A new civil grand jury for Stanislaus County was selected and sworn in Tuesday.

July 08, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Government


City buys property, funds landscaping plans

Vice Mayor Amy Bublak again advocated for austerity Tuesday night, while her colleagues on the Turlock City Council approved purchasing an office building and expending funds to complete landscaping designs.

July 01, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Businessman responds to subpoena with anti-Jackson robocalls

A Nevada businessman blanketed Turlock with robocalls claiming Councilwoman Mary Jackson was wasting millions in taxpayer dollars last week, after the Fair Political Practice Commission subpoenaed his bank records in search of the source of anti-Jackson robocalls in 2008.

July 01, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


City to pay TID only part of owed debt

The City of Turlock will repay the Turlock Irrigation District for completed design work for a now-shelved surface water treatment plant.

June 28, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Turlock priority for congressman

It isn't every day that a congressman visits Turlock.

June 28, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


‘Plan B’ state budget abandons tax extensions

Democrats in the California Legislature came to a budget agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Monday, containing deep cuts to higher education and state courts and a possibility for further cuts – including a seven-day reduction in the K-12 school year – should anticipated revenues not materialize.

June 28, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Property tax decline bad news for struggling governments

The real estate slide is slowing but isn't over yet, according to the Stanislaus County Assessor's Office.

June 24, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


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Five candidates already vying for Assembly’s 12th District

The 2016 election may be over a year out, but five candidates have already tossed their hat in the ring to represent the 12th Assembly District, a seat presently occupied by Kristin Olsen (R–Riverbank).

May 21, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Turlock council enters into MOU for regional water project

The Turlock City Council convened for a special meeting Friday afternoon and unanimously approved to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Modesto, Del Puerto Water District, and the Department of the Interior in order to have more input during the environmental review process for the North Valley Regional Recycled Water Program.

May 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Beekman remains as LAFCO representative, for now

Hughson Mayor Matt Beekman will continue to serve as a member of the Stanislaus County Local Agency Formation Commission, or LAFCO, at least for the next 60 days as the county's mayors decided they needed more time to determine if he is fit to represent their collective interests.

May 14, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Council considers next step in recycled water project

The Turlock City Council will consider taking another step forward on the proposed North Valley Regional Recycled Water Program at a special meeting set for 2:30 p.m. today.

May 14, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock sees uptick in sales tax; City anticipates deficit budget spending

July 1, which marks the beginning of the fiscal year, is fast approaching meaning there is one significant item before the City of Turlock: the budget adoption process. While traditionally the City has adopted a budget annually, this year it will work within a two year time frame for the 2015-2015 and 2016-2017 budgets.

May 14, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Turlock City Council approves external audit of CVB in 4-1 vote

The Turlock City Council voted to conduct an external audit of the Convention and Visitors Bureau Tuesday evening in a 4-1 vote with Council member Steven Nascimento casting the sole dissenting vote.

May 12, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Parks in Turlock to be less green this summer

Parks in the city of Turlock will be less than lush this summer as water conservation measures mean minimal watering for Turlock's green spaces.

May 12, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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