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City opts for ‘sensible’ voting districts

The City Council took another pivotal step towards replacing Turlock's current at-large voting system with district-based elections on Tuesday, choosing to move forward with one of the three proposed maps outlining district boundaries throughout the city.

May 27, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Electoral districts: Public picks Plan A

The Turlock City Council will consider two big issues at Tuesday's post holiday meeting - the City's road tax initiative and electoral district boundaries.

May 23, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Government


StanCOG to bring transportation tax in 2016

As President Barack Obama has recently called for a recommitment to improving the nation's transportation infrastructure, so has the Stanislaus Council of Governments, who informally agreed on Wednesday to commit to bringing forth a countywide transportation tax to Stanislaus County in November 2016.

May 22, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Highway 165 realignment progresses amid federal funding uncertainty

Despite recently passing a major milestone required for receiving state and federal funding, the Highway 165 realignment project currently faces an uncertain future due to the threatened impending bankruptcy of the federal Highway Trust Fund – a possibility that some are calling the "transportation cliff" that has already stalled critical road repairs throughout the nation.

May 20, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


StanCOG to review transportation projects for coming years

Seeking public input on the proposed projects that will receive federal funding for major transportation and roadway improvements, the Stanislaus Council of Governments – the regional transportation planning agency – will hold a public hearing on Wednesday at a meeting in Ceres.

May 16, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Local legislators applaud stronger Rainy Day Fund in Gov. budget

California's multi-billion dollar deficit will be completely eliminated by 2018, according to the May Revise of Gov. Jerry Brown's state budget released on Tuesday.

May 16, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Council considers increasing their pay

Although not considered a "full-time" job, the weekly duties fulfilled by Turlock's elected officials often require many hours not only for public meetings and events, but also representing the City on other various local commissions and governmental agencies.

May 15, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


City budget reflects better times ahead

An improving economy is projected within the City of Turlock's proposed 2014-15 General Fund budget, which – despite reflecting $1 million in deficit spending – is a step towards a balanced budget in the near future.

May 14, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Council talks road tax details for upcoming vote

Following years of neglect, the poor conditions marking Turlock's roadways – such as cracked pavement, dangerous potholes and deteriorated sidewalks – could soon be a problem of the past should the City Council decide to place a long-awaited citywide transportation tax on the November ballot.

May 13, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Revised state budget to pay down debt

Reflecting the bipartisan compromises agreed upon by state legislators last week, the revised 2014-15 budget proposal includes plans to save money for the future while paying off state debt.

May 13, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


City Council to begin budget talks

Poetry may kick-off Tuesday's City Council meeting, but numbers will have the last word.

May 09, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Supreme Court upholds prayer at Council meetings

Opening government meetings with prayer was upheld by the Supreme Court on Monday, even if those prayers are overwhelmingly Christian - a practice previously argued by many to be in violation of the Establishment Clause.

May 08, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


City seeks input on draft voting district maps

After releasing three possible plans mapping Turlock's potential voting districts as the City prepares to vote on switching to a district-based system to elect future City Councilmembers, the City of Turlock is seeking input from its residents on how the districts should be formed.

May 08, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Turlock to be 'Silicon Valley of food processing,' says Mayor

A culmination of several months of hard work from the Mayor's Economic Development Taskforce, the Draft 2014 Economic Development Strategic Plan recently released by the City of Turlock was at the center of the 25-member group's meeting on Tuesday as they continue to build upon previous goals and develop new strategies that will keep Turlock's economy strong for years to come.

May 06, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Small city to see big changes

Even the smallest incorporated city in Stanislaus County is beginning to see some big changes, including holding its first-ever State of the City Address since being incorporated in 1972.

May 06, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


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Turlock honors active military with banner program

Turlock has always been proud of its military service members, and soon that community support will be highly visible through a new banner program.

September 19, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Denham holds Service Academy Information Night

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) will host a Service Academy Information Night on Sept. 21 at Gregori High School in Modesto. This event is ...

September 15, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


City of Turlock’s water conservation programs, services and incentives

The City of Turlock has implemented various tools and resources to assist with water conservation. The following list provides a summary of services available to ...

September 15, 2017 | | Government


Democrats to take the stage at first Congressional District debate

The 2018 primary election is still over eight months away, but Democrats vying to represent California's 10th Congressional District are already looking to make ...

September 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


County budget calls for 7% spending increase

Stanislaus County supervisors are poised to vote on Sept. 19 to approve the final budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year which started on July 1.

September 12, 2017 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Government


Turlockers implore Council to condemn hate groups after City papered with white supremacy propaganda

A group of Turlock residents implored the Turlock City Council Tuesday night to take a stand against what one woman called an "atmosphere of fear ...

September 12, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Denham target of healthcare bill protesters

A group of roughly 60 protesters lined the sidewalk in front of Dust Bowl Brewery Tuesday afternoon to protest Congressman Jeff Denham and his recent ...

May 09, 2017 | Frankie Tovar | Government


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