Despite concerns from property owners and businesses, the Turlock City Council on Tuesday will consider adopting a zone near downtown Turlock where homeless shelters can be constructed without discretional permits.
The Securities and Exchange Commission has relinquished its leasing authority and employees will face prosecution for backdating documents to justify a $500 million-plus lease, following an investigation led by U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Atwater).
Vice Mayor Amy Bublak again advocated for austerity Tuesday night, while her colleagues on the Turlock City Council approved purchasing an office building and expending funds to complete landscaping designs.
A Nevada businessman blanketed Turlock with robocalls claiming Councilwoman Mary Jackson was wasting millions in taxpayer dollars last week, after the Fair Political Practice Commission subpoenaed his bank records in search of the source of anti-Jackson robocalls in 2008.
Democrats in the California Legislature came to a budget agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Monday, containing deep cuts to higher education and state courts and a possibility for further cuts – including a seven-day reduction in the K-12 school year – should anticipated revenues not materialize.