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City offices to close for furloughs

The Turlock City Council adopted a schedule for worker furlough days which will see city offices close three days this year.

October 05, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Turlock City Council briefs

On Tuesday, the Turlock City Council:

October 02, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Hughson hires new city manager

Hughson has had a rough year with code-violating council members, sexual harassment claims in City Hall and an empty city manager position to lead the city out of the mess. But at Monday's special City Council meeting, council members voted 4-0 to appoint a new city manager.

October 02, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Government


Governor vetoes university foundation public records bill

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday vetoed a bill which would have required university foundations – nonprofit auxiliaries intertwined with public universities that oversee private gifts to colleges – to comply with the Public Records Act.

October 02, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Auditors find ‘deficiencies’ at Hughson City Hall

After a long and detailed audit for the 2008/2009 fiscal year, Hughson City Council members were presented with results and suggestions from auditors on Monday, who brought some not so pleasant news.

September 28, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Government


Council thanks unions for their support

The Turlock City Council unanimously agreed to citywide union concessions on Tuesday, dropping the city's deficit by $864,319 to $2.7 million.

September 28, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


City Council to consider union concessions

When the City of Turlock began considering the 2010-2011 budget earlier this year, the city faced a budget deficit in excess of $5 million. Through a series of budget cuts, that deficit dropped to $3.6 million in the adopted budget.

September 24, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Millions spent to help county residents

The Stanislaus County Community Development Block Grant Consortium – consisting of Stanislaus County and Cities of Ceres, Newman, Oakdale, Patterson, and Waterford – received $2.6 million in state and federal funds last year.

September 21, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Hughson council balances city budget

After a second budget study workshop on Thursday, the Hughson City Council can finally rest easy knowing they have a balanced and healthy budget to work with for the 2010-2011 fiscal year.

September 18, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Government


Turlock City Council briefs

The Turlock City Council on Tuesday unanimously voted to:

September 18, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


City to take bids on Public Safety Facility construction

After a four month delay, plans for Turlock's new, $35 million Public Safety Facility are back on track, following a unanimous Turlock City Council decision Tuesday evening.

September 14, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Hughson council moves forward with city business

Monday's Hughson City Council meeting was filled with positive recognitions and the approval of many actions to help the city move in the right direction, which is a big change from the time during recall efforts to remove three council members.

September 14, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Government


County to cut services, employees in coming year

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors adopted a $918.8 million final budget for 2010-2011 on Tuesday morning, containing even more cutbacks than included in the initially proposed budget and forecasting more dire cuts in the years to come.

September 14, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Police department complex could be sold to finance new Public Safety Facility

Plans to build a new $35 million Public Safety Facility for Turlock's Police and Fire departments – previously stymied by the state's May take of redevelopment funding – are back on the Turlock City Council agenda Tuesday, with a new funding mechanism in place.

September 10, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Hughson looks to fill $70,000 gap in city budget

Hughson city staff brought a balanced budget to the City Council budget study session on Tuesday night, and left with a $70,000 deficit after council made suggestions in an effort to prepare for the worst and hope for the best.

September 07, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Government


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Grant money still available for local well repairs

Applications for the Emergency Domestic Water Well Financial Assistance Pilot Program became available on Friday and while the County has yet to receive a formal application for access to the $200,000 available in funds, the public is showing interest.

September 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Governor signs first California groundwater rules

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Tuesday that will require the first-ever rules for pumping groundwater in California. Why lawmakers and the governor acted, and what the new laws mean:

September 16, 2014 | The Associated Press | Government


County budget still building towards pre-recession status

The economic recession that economically fragmented families, businesses, and local governments across the nation may have happened nearly a decade ago, but Stanislaus County is still in the process of building towards a healthier economic future as evidenced by the release of their finalized 2014-2015 Recommended Budget.

September 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Local fumes over potential smoking ban

Every morning Larry Clinton walks his dogs to the park and lights up his morning cigarette. A smoker since 1956, Clinton's morning ritual is one of the few habits that he enjoys but the Turlock Girl Scouts of Troop 3289 are threatening to take that away.

September 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Turlockers exemplify stellar conservation efforts

Long before Gov. Jerry Brown declared the State of California to be in a drought emergency Turlockers have exhibited proactive conservation efforts evident by the fact that local residents use roughly the same amount of water as they did in 1997 - despite an increase in the population of nearly 20,000 residents.

September 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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