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Council approves city budget

The Turlock City Council on Tuesday approved the 2010-2011 budget, which includes no layoffs and keeps the city's recreational swim program while saving millions from the city's bottom line.

June 22, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Budget cuts hit council

During a fireworks-laden special meeting Thursday night the Turlock City Council agreed, in principle, to cut health insurance for elected officials but retain some other council expenditures, saving the city $90,000 annually.

June 18, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


A new look at the big box store ban

Back in 2004, when the Turlock City Council decided to take on Wal-Mart, it was seen as a David vs. Goliath fight.

June 18, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Hughson recognizes deputies shifted by county budget cuts

The Hughson City Council opened their Monday meeting with a set of proclamations recognizing the service of the city's four sheriff's deputies.

June 15, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council seeks pool funding

Turlock Recreation Division is looking for ways to cut expenses in an effort to be self sufficient in their funding without relying on the city's General Fund. The first area where they recommended cuts was to the open swim program at the Pitman and Turlock high school pools.

June 08, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Government


Supervisors approve grim budget

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed what county CEO Rick Robinson termed "a responsible" proposed budget Tuesday morning, slashing $45 million - nearly 5 percent - from last year's final budget.

June 08, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Hughson City Council candidacy filing period pushed back

Interested candidates for the Hughson Recall Election now have six days left to file their application with the city clerk to claim their spot on the ballot for the Aug. 24 election.

June 04, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Government


County offers homeowner building permit amnesty

Stanislaus County homeowners who've opted to go ahead and build that extra room - without a proper building permit - will have until the end of the year to set things straight with the county.

June 01, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council bans new pet stores from selling unaltered dogs and cats

The Turlock City Council passed an ordinance on Tuesday that prohibits new pet stores from selling unaltered cats and dogs. The ordinance was added to the municipal code restrictions already in place that require breeders to purchase a certificate and limit each adult animal to only one litter a year.

May 28, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Government


City budget proposal to come before council

Turlock's budget is now in the hands of the full City Council - and city employee unions - as the Budget Subcommittee wrapped up their work Friday afternoon.

May 28, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


City Council, planning debate pros and cons of top growth plans

The Turlock of 2030 has been narrowed down to four defined visions with two clear frontrunners, but the question remains: Should Turlock grow entirely to the southeast or in a more compact plan that spreads new homes between the northwest and southeast?

May 25, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Councilman apologizes for accusing finance staff of mismanagement

What had once been considered a possible case of fraud at the City of Turlock was chalked up to misinformation on Tuesday night.

May 25, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


County child abuse programs most recent victims of budget cuts

The axe came down again at the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday.

May 25, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Employment commission offers local hours

Victims of workplace discrimination will have a new opportunity to file complaints locally, as the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will begin offering office hours on some Sundays in Modesto.

May 21, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


City seeks community input for grant funding priorities

The City of Turlock receives millions of dollars each year from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, but in order to be eligible for funding the city must complete a Consolidated Plan explaining how it will use the money.

May 21, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


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Drug drop off box coming to Turlock Police Department

The growing prescription drop-off program that allows individuals to dispose of unused medications in a safe manner will soon have a site in Turlock.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Denham addresses potential impact of health insurance tax on small businesses

The 3.4 million small businesses in California that employ more than half the state's workforce could be facing a health insurance tax per the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. On Tuesday Congressman Jeff Denham left Washington to make a local appearance and address small business owners' concerns regarding the tax at the Modesto Chamber of Commerce, an event hosted by the Stop the HIT coalition.

October 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Developer seeks amendment to east Turlock master plan

City of Turlock Planning Commissioners will consider amending the East Tuolumne Master Plan on Thursday which would increase the number of units built on what is currently farm land near the city's eastern border.

October 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Task force approves final economic strategy for Turlock

It took a bending of the rules, but the Mayor's Economic Taskforce finally approved the final draft of its Economic Development Strategic Plan at a second meeting Tuesday that was called after a meeting was cancelled last week due to lack of quorum.

October 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Council approves grant for additional police officers

The Turlock City Council voted unanimously to accept and fund a portion of a federal grant that will result in the Turlock Police Department hiring four new officers.

October 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Council to consider COPS grant, new police vehicles

The Turlock City Council will decide on Tuesday if the Turlock Police Department will receive four new officers and six new vehicles in separate items on their agenda.

October 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Fire station in need of better connection

Fire stations need certain equipment like hoses, ladders, and engines to do their jobs successfully, and in these times that also includes internet access.

October 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Smoking already illegal in Turlock parks, just not enforced

Residents fuming over the smoking ban at city parks being discussed by Turlock's Arts, Parks, and Recreation Commission in recent months may be surprised to find out that smoking in parks is already technically illegal.

October 09, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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