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Crowder, Manley ask for Hughson mayor’s resignation

Finger pointing reached a new level Monday night at the Hughson City Council meeting. The three council members, who were found to be in violation of several codes by the Civil Grand Jury, attempted to turn the tables on Hughson Mayor Ramon Bawanan.

February 24, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Government


City Council to consider Broadway parking changes

The Turlock City Council is slated to discuss changing the current one-hour parking restriction enforced on South Broadway between Market and A streets at their Tuesday meeting.

February 19, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Government


Four county employees lose their jobs due to decline in building

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved eliminating four filled, allocated positions in the Department of Planning and Community Development Building Permits Division on Tuesday, due to declining revenue.

February 16, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Campaigning for a better Iraq

Yonadam Kanna, a member of the Republic of Iraq's Council of Representatives, visited Turlock Saturday on his 51st day spent campaigning for the coming, March 7 Iraqi parliamentary election.

February 16, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Deadline looms for city homeless shelter solution

The future of homeless shelters in Turlock will be up for discussion at 6 p.m. on Thursday.

February 16, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Turlock wastewater may go to westside

Modesto City Councilman Brad Hawn and Nick Penny, Director of Utility Planning and Projects for the City of Modesto, visited the Turlock City Council on Tuesday to discuss a regional project that would send recycled wastewater to water-starved farmers on the county's westside.

February 12, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Commissioners discuss container restrictions

The Turlock Planning Commission's efforts to draft a citywide ordinance governing the use of cargo containers continued on Thursday, as commissioners considered possible restrictions for the use of containers in commercial zoning districts.

February 06, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council to consider cop cuts

In a cost-saving measure, the Turlock City Council will be asked to reduce the number of Turlock Police Officers funded through the general fund from 81 to 77. The proposal is expected to save the cash-strapped City of Turlock $436,000 per year, on top of $1.5 million in police department budget cuts over the past 18 months.

February 06, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


County looks to create regional rail system

High-Speed Rail may be coming down the tracks one day, but the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors entered into an agreement Tuesday to plan and develop a regional commuter rail system that could soon share those tracks.

February 02, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Leaky roof to be fixed at TPD

The Turlock City Council took action to repair a leaking roof at the Turlock Police Department Tuesday evening, approving a $1,500 agreement with Vernon Construction and Roofing of Hughson.

January 29, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Hughson residents discuss recall election possibilities

After the three Hughson City Council members have made it clear they will not resign, Hughson residents have taken the matter into their own hands.

January 29, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Government


Partnership key to county success in 2010, says Grover

Chairman of the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors Jeff Grover delivered the 2010 State of the County address on Tuesday, offering a message of cautious hope for the county despite dismal economic conditions.

January 26, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Hughson votes out city manager; mayor calls for resignations

Many controversial issues were tackled at Monday night's Hughson City Council meeting, that saw community and council members speaking out of turn in heated debate.

January 26, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Government


Census participation essential, says county

Tuesday marked the start of the 2010 Census campaign in Stanislaus County, as county officials and community leaders gathered in Modesto Center Plaza to convey the importance of the once-per-decade population count.

January 26, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Farmers implore legislators to find water solutions now

U.S. Reps. Dennis Cardoza (D-Merced) and Jim Costa (D-Fresno) held a briefing on Thursday at the Los Banos Fairgrounds to discuss the valley water crisis, but many of the 200 plus in attendance weren't happy with the seeming lack of short-term solutions to the lowest water allocations in history.

January 16, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


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Forrest White seeks reelection

City Councilman Forrest White has announced that he is seeking reelection this November, as he hopes to continue helping the City of Turlock move forward in areas such as economic growth, roadway improvements and water issues.

April 24, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Road tax could be on November ballots

Turlock residents will likely see a citywide tax initiative on their ballots this November, as the City Council begins the process of creating an alternative to the countywide transportation tax recently abandoned by the Stanislaus Council of Governments that would have generated millions for local roadway repairs.

April 22, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Council moves forward with district elections

The Turlock City Council opted to take an important step towards switching Turlock's current at-large election system to one composed of multiple districts, in an effort to encourage equal representation within local government while also saving the city from hefty lawsuits.

April 22, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Assembly bills target metal thieves

Two bills designed to combat metal theft by creating a statewide task force and implementing a stolen materials alert system are advancing toward becoming law in the Assembly.

April 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Legislators recognize Armenian genocide

The California State Assembly and Senate both commemorated the 99th anniversary of the Armenian genocide by adopting separate Genocide Recognition Resolutions on April 7.

April 22, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Council to discuss road tax, housing, and election

The Turlock City Council faces a full agenda on Tuesday, taking up three major issues concerning a possible tax increase for Turlock road repairs, the development of new housing near Monte Vista Crossings, and the imminent change to district elections.

April 18, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


StanCOG opens comment period for long term draft transportation plan

Recently releasing the draft 2014 Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy and associated Environmental Impact Report, the Stanislaus Council of Governments Policy Board is currently accepting public reviews and comments during a 60 day period.

April 17, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Noise concerns put Larsa permit in peril

Due to multiple noise complaints from neighboring properties, the Larsa Event Center, located on E. Monte Visa Avenue may have its Conditional Use Permit revoked pending a decision by the Stanislaus County Planning Commission.

April 17, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Crowd pours in for water talk

Hundreds of concerned community members, farmers, and local officials filled the packed conference room at California State University, Stanislaus on Tuesday evening, eager to hear more about regional groundwater issues from a panel of experts.

April 15, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Pedestrians help City develop bike lane improvements

Recently partnering with a planning and design firm to develop a Bicycle Master Plan, the City of Turlock has been making strides in various efforts to improve the safety of bicycle and pedestrian pathways throughout the City.

April 15, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


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