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Council supports county road tax, conditionally

Although the Turlock City Council voted unanimously to support a countywide transportation tax expenditure plan developed by the Stanislaus Council of Governments, the county's regional transportation planning agency, council members expressed skepticism as they moved forward, questioning whether or not the generated funds would truly benefit Turlock.

February 25, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Governor visits county, hears impact of prison realignment

California Gov. Jerry Brown stopped in Stanislaus County Monday afternoon to talk with local officials on the impacts of the prison realignment program at the county level.

February 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Cannella bill to provide tax relief for homeowners

Homeowners who received home loan modifications in 2013 could be provided with tax relief should Senator Anthony Cannella's (R-Ceres) new bill, SB 339, get passed by legislators.

February 21, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


High speed rail authority gets extension

The California High Speed Rail Authority is heaving a sigh of relief, as the Federal Railroad Administration announced its decision to give the Authority an extension on a $180 million payment.

February 21, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Road tax showdown

The City of Turlock is next on the list for representatives from the Stanislaus Council of Governments - the regional transportation planning agency - who are making their way through the county garnering support for a half-cent countywide transportation sales tax.

February 21, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Workshop delves into proposed water rate increases

When the City of Turlock decided to hold a public workshop on the proposed increases to water rates, city staff were preparing for Turlock residents attending the meeting to be in opposition or protest. But as Wednesday's workshop came to an end, many of the residents were calling for the City to include harsher penalties for ratepayers, as they believe it would create an incentive to conserve water.

February 20, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Gov. Brown announces emergency drought legislation

As the drought continues to devastate agriculture dependent communities, Gov. Jerry Brown has announced emergency legislation to immediately help communities deal with the extremely dry conditions, while providing funding to increase local water supplies.

February 20, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Former mayor may soon be honored with park renaming

The City of Turlock's Sunnyview Park might soon bear the name of the late Mayor Quaile Norton, following the request of a Turlock resident.

February 18, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Council approves code of conduct changes

Although Councilmember Steven Nascimento's ordinance related to campaign finances did not gain approval at Tuesday's meeting, his other resolution aiming to refine the council's Code of Conduct was approved in a 3-2 vote.

February 14, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


City to hold public workshop on proposed water rate increases

Although many have heard that the City of Turlock has been considering a proposed increase in water rates, not everyone may know what those rates will fully entail. Fortunately, the City will be hosting a public workshop on the matter, giving an opportunity to the community to have their questions answered.

February 14, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Momentum builds for psychiatric facility opening

On Tuesday, the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved several items related to the opening of the new Psychiatric Health Facility, which is set to begin operation on March 1.

February 14, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


County may terminate solid waste services with Turlock

Pending on agreement negotiations, the Stanislaus County Environmental Services Department may terminate the Waste Reduction and Recycling Program services agreement with the City of Turlock come August, bringing an end to several key programs and services relating to solid waste.

February 13, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Council campaign law faces opposition

Although Turlock City Council member Steven Nascimento had good intentions when introducing a new city ordinance that would put limits on campaign finances, not everyone at Tuesday's Council meeting was supportive of the proposed changes.

February 11, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Farm Bill signed into law

With the signature of President Barack Obama, the much-anticipated Farm Bill has been officially signed into law.

February 07, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Council to discuss campaign finance, transparency ordinances

With 2014 being an election year with three city council seats up for grabs, Tuesday's council meeting will highlight two areas of interest for City officials, including campaign contribution limits and an updated code of conduct.

February 07, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


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Council considers Taco Bell project

Locals protesting the establishment of a new Taco Bell in Turlock will meet before the City Council on Tuesday as the members will determine if the process to establish the fast food chain near Pitman High School will continue.

August 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


County shows support for Turlock road tax initiative

At the behest of Stanislaus Council of Governments Board Chairman Vito Chiesa the regional transportation agency opted to support Turlock's initiative to approve a half-cent city wide road tax on the November ballot despite previous tension leading Turlock to consider abandoning support of the county's own future road tax initiative.

August 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City fosters outreach to cycling food vendors for safety, regulation concerns

Students used to walking to the park after school and purchasing an ice cream from vendors on bikes - affectionately referred to as the "palatero men" in Latin culture - may have to either walk further or find a new place to buy their sweet treat as the City of Turlock is taking steps to enforce its municipal code as it relates to vendors.

August 19, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Assembly bill will increase facility funding for charter schools

Assembly Republican Leader-Elect Kristin Olsen announced that Assembly Bill 948 passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee earlier this week. If passed, this bill will reform the 2001 Senate Bill 740, or Charter School Facility Grant Program, in order to make more schools eligible for financial support for facilities.

August 15, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Work gets underway on new county jail

The first shovels of dirt were turned over Friday for the new Stanislaus County Public Safety Center.

August 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Bipartisan water bond to appear on November ballot

Water has long been an agricultural and political issue in California but this week state Republicans and Democrats came together to craft a bipartisan water bond that will allocate $7.545 billion to protecting and conserving state water resources.

August 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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