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Lawsuit forces changes in indigent healthcare program

A revision to the county's medically indigent adult healthcare program, forced by a lawsuit, will make free or low-cost healthcare available to more county adults, affect payment schedules for many existing participants, and raise county costs.

April 05, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Task force to consider supervisor redistricting

A new citizens' advisory task force will help with a mandated redistricting of the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors' districts, following board action Tuesday morning.

April 05, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Local legislators lobby for Florida high-speed rail money

Local political leaders are hailing the California High-Speed Rail Authority's unanimous decision on Wednesday to pursue a further $2.43 billion in federal funding recently made available – and urging the federal government to allocate those funds to California.

April 01, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council considers return of bingo at Assyrian American club

After an eight year gap, bingo could return to Turlock – should the City of Turlock and the Assyrian American Civic Club reach common ground on rules and regulations for the game.The Turlock City Council discussed changes the current bingo ordinance on March 23, but didn't come to any solutions which would be mutually agreeable.The Assyrian American Civic Club hosted bingo games as a fundraiser from the 1980s through 2003, when a new bingo ordinance was drafted. Since then, the club has received constant calls for a return of the game, but it is not profitable under Turlock ...

March 29, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Northwest growth still an option

Residential growth to the northwest of Highway 99 is still on the table for the City of Turlock, following a split Turlock City Council decision Tuesday night.

March 29, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


New resolution promotes eating locally grown food

Eating locally isn't just a trendy, healthy way too cook – it's also California's newest strategy to bolster the State budget.

March 25, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


State budget to cut funding to colleges, prisons, welfare

Facing a $26.6 billion deficit, both houses of the California Legislature approved the main budget bill last week, but will not send the legislation to Gov. Jerry Brown until a remaining $12.6 billion deficit can be broached.

March 22, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Public Safety Facility funding ‘on track,’ says Wasden at groundbreaking

After years spent planning, meeting and navigating bond markets, the City of Turlock broke ground on the new, 57,570 square foot home for Turlock's police and fire departments on Tuesday.

March 22, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


City budget process begins

The Turlock City Council on Tuesday began the process of adopting the 2010-2011 budget – a process they hope to complete on May 10 – by accepting all preliminary non-general fund budgets.

March 22, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council preview

On Tuesday, Turlock City Council is scheduled to:

March 18, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


City to be ‘lean, but effective’ in future

For the last three years, the Turlock City Council has been in a reactionary mode – by members' own admission.

March 15, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


City invests in Regional Recycled Water Project

The groundbreaking North Valley Regional Recycled Water Project took a step toward reality Tuesday night, when the Turlock City Council unanimously voted to apply for a grant to help fund a needed feasibility study.

March 11, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


County supervisors grant extension to West Park developer

By a split, 3-2 vote, the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors approved continuing work on a new, smaller version of the oft-maligned West Park inland port development.

March 08, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


State troubles prompt city to make RDA changes

On the same day area mayors gathered in Modesto to lobby Gov. Jerry Brown to forego his planned elimination of all redevelopment agencies statewide, the City of Turlock took steps to ensure its own redevelopment money is committed before the state potentially seizes uncommitted RDA funds across the state.

March 08, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Local mayors support ‘My Vote Counts’ campaign

Mayors from Turlock, Hughson, Ceres, Modesto, Riverbank, Patterson, Newman and Waterford – and around the state – united on Tuesday to oppose Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to eliminate redevelopment agencies and enterprise zones in the coming state budget.

March 08, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


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Council one step closer to city budget adoption

Citizens interested in learning more in terms of the City of Turlock's spending expectations can attend an hour-long workshop prior to the regularly scheduled City Council meeting on Tuesday.

May 22, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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


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