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Washington haggles over high-speed rail funding

The Obama administration's six-year, $53 million plan to invest in the development of high-speed rail has earned plaudits from rail supporters, but House Republicans say the cost is too high in the down economy.

February 15, 2011 | | Government

Hughson lays off five employees

Facing an unexpected General Fund deficit of $172,000 this year – expected to balloon to $514,000 next year – the Hughson City Council agreed to cut five of the city's 23 full-time staff members in an effort to balance the budget.

February 15, 2011 | | Government

Council supports tax to benefit transportation

The majority of the Turlock City Council on Tuesday begrudgingly expressed support for the Stanislaus County Council of Government's plans to put a new, ½ cent sales tax to benefit transportation projects and road improvements on voters' ballots in November 2012.

February 11, 2011 | | Government

Council divided on firefighter grant

After a close City Council vote the Turlock City Fire Department has been given the green light to pursue a federal grant that would pay for increased staffing.

February 11, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Government

Council reviews homeless shelter study area

Turlock's plan to comply with a state mandate to ease restrictions on constructing homeless shelters became clearer Tuesday night, as the Turlock City Council approved a study area where it will look to site 200 beds – up from the 100 bed figure suggested by city staff.

February 08, 2011 | | Government

Turlock successes, struggles and plans for the future to top Mayor’s annual address

What was Turlock's biggest accomplishment in 2010? Surviving the economic downturn relatively intact, according to an advance copy of Turlock Mayor John Lazar's State of the City speech, to be delivered at 8 a.m. today at the Turlock Chamber of Commerce Membership Breakfast.

February 08, 2011 | | Government

Council to review homeless shelter state requirements

The state-mandated effort to designate an area of Turlock where homeless shelters can be constructed without special approval is back on the Turlock City Council's agenda in a special, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday meeting.

February 04, 2011 | | Government

Mapping the future of Turlock

After being forced into a reactionary mode for years, with declining tax revenues and state cuts causing tough budgetary decisions, the Turlock City Council will attempt to become proactive with a new effort to establish a two to four year roadmap for the City of Turlock.

February 04, 2011 | | Government

Council approves Public Safety Facility bids

By a 4-1 vote, the Turlock City Council awarded construction bids for a new, 57,570 square foot home for Turlock's Police and Fire Departments on Tuesday, despite citizen concerns about funding the project's approximately $33.6 million price tag.

February 01, 2011 | | Government

Governor’s budget proposal cuts funding for library programs

The newly presented budget from Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing some deep cuts to several state departments, including libraries, which could close the books on programs like adult literacy.

January 29, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Government

Town hall meeting brings elected officials under one roof

Representatives from state and local government, the federal legislature and Turlock school boards alike will gather in Turlock's War Memorial for a first-of-its-kind town hall meeting at 6 p.m. on Feb. 24.

January 29, 2011 | | Government

City finds buyer for RDA bond

The City of Turlock's Redevelopment Agency bonds found a willing buyer at a better than expected interest rate, Turlock Senior Accountant Marie Lorenzi said Friday.

January 29, 2011 | | Government

Higher RDA bond interest rate approved by council

Turlock City Council members on Tuesday approved a higher interest rate for the redevelopment bond issuance intended to fund the Public Safety Facility, possibly reducing the city's available funding for the project by $2.5 million.

January 25, 2011 | | Government

Mayor lobbies legislators for Turlock projects

On Friday, Turlock Mayor John Lazar got up close and personal with a Portuguese Water Dog by the name of Bo.

January 25, 2011 | | Government

Audit finds Hughson in bad shape

An expected, $64,789 General Fund budget surplus for the City of Hughson is now projected as a $70,923 – or more – deficit, members of the Hughson Finance Committee learned Tuesday.

January 25, 2011 | | Government

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Reminder: Public hearing for proposed solid waste rate increase

The community is encouraged to attend Tuesday's City Council meeting to voice their thoughts and/or concerns regarding the proposed solid waste rate increase ...

October 09, 2015 | | Government

Residents have until Tuesday's public hearing to protest garbage fee hike

The City of Turlock has received 409 letters as of Thursday protesting a proposed solid waste rate increase, far fewer than the 9,119 formal ...

October 09, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Turlock affordable housing project honored by SJ Valley regional council

Since its grand opening a year and half ago, the Avena Bella housing complex on Linwood Avenue has become home to dozens of families, many ...

October 08, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Crime top complaint at Denair advisory meeting

A suspicious man on a bike has members of the Denair community questioning the safety of their neighborhood.

October 06, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Government

New Water Saving Hero program offered by the City of Turlock

With California in the fourth year of its most severe drought, water conservation is critical and should be a number one priority for all. Overall ...

October 02, 2015 | | Government

Udder Place moves forward with downtown expansion

The overwhelming popularity of The Udder Place can be proven on any given weekend night.

October 01, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Government


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