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Higher RDA bond interest rate approved by council

Turlock City Council members on Tuesday approved a higher interest rate for the redevelopment bond issuance intended to fund the Public Safety Facility, possibly reducing the city's available funding for the project by $2.5 million.

January 25, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Mayor lobbies legislators for Turlock projects

On Friday, Turlock Mayor John Lazar got up close and personal with a Portuguese Water Dog by the name of Bo.

January 25, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Audit finds Hughson in bad shape

An expected, $64,789 General Fund budget surplus for the City of Hughson is now projected as a $70,923 – or more – deficit, members of the Hughson Finance Committee learned Tuesday.

January 25, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


City’s mid-year budget review appears positive

The Turlock City Council will receive a mid-year budget update on Tuesday, noting that expenditures appear to be on-track with projections, though revenues remain uncertain.

January 21, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Tough times ahead for county

New Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors Chairman Dick Monteith delivered a grim yet positive State of the County address Tuesday night, calling for greater community and regional involvement to survive impending, drastic cuts.

January 18, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Public Safety Facility, future projects in jeopardy

As the City of Turlock's redevelopment agency prepares a bond issuance to fund the proposed new Public Safety Facility, redevelopment agencies statewide have been thrown into disarray by Gov. Jerry Brown's 2011 budget proposal.

January 18, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


City woos new business with incentives program

The City of Turlock, like all cities in this down economy, is going to extraordinary lengths to attract new businesses, fill vacant storefronts, and increase sales tax dollars.

January 18, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council agrees to shoulder increase cost of Carnegie construction, intersection improvement

Turlock Vice Mayor Amy Bublak split with council members Tuesday as the lone voice opposing two contract change orders, totaling nearly $60,000.

January 14, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Commission considers making dog parks part of General Plan Update

The Turlock Parks, Recreation and Community Program Commission is actively reviewing possible locations for a second dog park in Turlock. Although there are no funds currently available for the construction of a new dog park, the commission is researching the possibility of including dog parks in the Parks Master Plan and General Plan update for all future parks in Turlock.

January 14, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Government


Big box still on the table

The big box discussion isn't over in Turlock quite yet.

January 14, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Tax board sitting on $15 million in undelivered refunds

Due to bad addresses, nearly 49,000 Californians didn't receive their state income tax refund last year.

January 11, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Hughson finance director retires; city hires part-time replacement

The City of Hughson is starting over with a clean slate in the new year. Three new council members joined the Hughson City Council after the recall election in August, and a new city manager was hired in September. Hughson will continue to see new faces at City Hall after the City Council approved the hiring of a new finance director on Monday. "Debbie Paul has officially retired from her position of finance director," said City Manager Bryan Whitemyer at Monday's meeting. Paul was one of several Hughson city employees who filed worker compensation claims stating the City of ...

January 11, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Government


Public Safety Facility back on track, despite bond issues

Turlock's oft-delayed Public Safety Facility is one step closer to becoming reality. On Tuesday night, the Turlock City Council unanimously approved issuing municipal bonds through the city's Redevelopment Agency to fund the majority of the $28 million project.

January 11, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Oath of Office

Nine Stanislaus County officials were sworn in on Tuesday by Superior Judge William Mayhew.

January 07, 2011 | | Government


Council to consider Public Safety Facility, big box stores, downtown core on Tuesday

The on-hold Public Safety Facility is back on the Turlock City Council's agenda on Tuesday, as the council will be asked to approve a more than $15 million bond issuance needed to finance the approximately $27 million project.

January 07, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


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Council approves $249K visitors bureau budget — with conditions

The Turlock City Council approved the nearly quarter million dollar Turlock Convention and Visitors Bureau budget on Tuesday amidst questions about why the organization, tasked with bringing tourists to town, needs so much money.

November 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City proposes a brand new zoning code

As towns expand and evolve so do the rules that guide development.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Smoking ban headed to council

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.

November 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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