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Council looks at replacing failing water meters

The Turlock City Council will consider a $495,225 upgrade to the city's failing automated water meter reading system at their next meeting on Tuesday.

October 07, 2011 | | Government


Planning passes on regional ag map

A countywide initiative intended to preserve agricultural land, driven by local mayors, was shot down by the Turlock Planning Commission on Thursday for sidestepping existing planning efforts and failing to truly protect farmland.

October 07, 2011 | | Government


City balks at proposed storm drain regulations

Washing your own car or having sprinklers that splash onto the sidewalk could soon be illegal, due to a proposed new state storm water permit.

October 04, 2011 | | Government


What should come first, money or a plan?

Should Turlock be practical, given budgetary constraints, or should it aim for the stars?

September 30, 2011 | | Government


Stanislaus County receives federal grant for preventative health programs

A federal grant aimed at getting to the root causes of chronic diseases was recently awarded to the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency.

September 30, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Ag secretary lauds Obama’s jobs plan in California

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited the state this week, lauding the positive impacts President Barack Obama's proposed American Jobs Act would have on Californians.

September 27, 2011 | | Government


Council votes to keep RDA options open

With the fate of redevelopment agencies statewide still hazy at best, a split Turlock City Council decided to keep its options open Tuesday, approving a resolution which will allow Turlock to decide whether or not to retain its agency at a later date.

September 27, 2011 | | Government


Council to plan the future of Turlock

It's time for some long term planning, says Turlock City Hall.

September 23, 2011 | | Government


City reports successful summer for rec programs

Turlock Parks and Recreation wrapped up a successful year of summer programming earlier this month. They saw high participation numbers across the board, and they received grant funding to offer summer programming to ACES after school program participants.

September 16, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Government


Council hires firm to recruit new police chief

The search for Turlock's next full-time police chief kicked off Tuesday, when the Turlock City Council approved hiring Teri Black and Co. to conduct an executive recruitment process.

September 16, 2011 | | Government


Council awaits decision on RDA take legality

The future of redevelopment remains hazy, but the City of Turlock is attempting to plan for whatever fate may befall redevelopment agencies statewide.

September 16, 2011 | | Government


Council expedites taxi licensing

For more than a month Turlock was a city without a taxicab following a permitting snafu.

September 13, 2011 | | Government


More cuts for county staffing

More layoffs came to the county on Tuesday, as the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors finalized their 2011-2012 budget, cutting nine positions in the process.

September 13, 2011 | | Government


Council to discuss future of redevelopment agency

The Turlock City Council will hold a special, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday workshop to discuss the future of the city's Redevelopment Agency, in the wake of state action to force such agencies to either close or pay large fees to the state.

September 09, 2011 | | Government


University foundations no longer immune to public record laws

After three years of legal wrangling, the quasi-public California State University, University of California, and state community college foundations will no longer have immunity from public record laws.

September 09, 2011 | | Government


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2015 banner year for Parks and Rec

The annual report for the Turlock Parks, Recreation and Public Facilities Department proved some drastic comparisons from the 2014 to 2015 statistical data, but also ...

February 12, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Government


Council to consider farmers' market RFP document at special Saturday meeting

With the start of spring just over one month away, the Turlock City Council is getting closer to finalizing a new process of selecting a ...

February 12, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock developing strategies to improve traffic safety

A study showing Turlock has a higher rate of traffic incidents, including fatalities and injuries, than other like-sized cities has prompted city officials to take ...

February 11, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Council begins budget planning with midyear review

The Turlock City Council received some good news on Tuesday, namely that revenue from both property taxes and sales taxes was higher than expected mid-way ...

February 09, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Water top priority for Congressional candidates

While the current El Nino weather system is expected to improve California's rainfall outlook for the upcoming year, the four consecutive years of drought ...

February 09, 2016 | BY JASON CAMPBELL Turlock Journal | Government


Businesses required to separate organic material from trash beginning 2016

Recently adopted State law requires businesses in Turlock that meet certain thresholds to separate organic material from garbage beginning April 1. Businesses, including commercial or ...

February 06, 2016 | | Government


Bus riders offer input on proposed Turlock transit changes

The Bus Line Service of Turlock is Judith Stanford's primary source of transportation. She rides the bus from her southeast Turlock home to her ...

February 05, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Commission grants signage exception to Dust Bowl

Despite concerns regarding the standard they will potentially set, the Turlock Planning Commission unanimously voted on Thursday to grant Dust Bowl Brewing Company a conditional ...

February 05, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government


City manager search reaches final stages

The City of Turlock will soon have a new chief administrator, as the City Council is expected to select a candidate by mid-February.

February 04, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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