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Council approves zoning for homeless shelters

After years of planning, the City of Turlock is on the cusp of creating an area of town where homeless shelters can be built without the red tape which usually stymies such projects.

July 12, 2011 | | Government


Council to finalize homeless shelter plan

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.

July 08, 2011 | | Government


Denham calls out SEC on $500 million lease

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).

July 08, 2011 | | Government


New civil grand jury sworn in

A new civil grand jury for Stanislaus County was selected and sworn in Tuesday.

July 08, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Government


City buys property, funds landscaping plans

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.

July 01, 2011 | | Government


Businessman responds to subpoena with anti-Jackson robocalls

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.

July 01, 2011 | | Government


City to pay TID only part of owed debt

The City of Turlock will repay the Turlock Irrigation District for completed design work for a now-shelved surface water treatment plant.

June 28, 2011 | | Government


Turlock priority for congressman

It isn't every day that a congressman visits Turlock.

June 28, 2011 | | Government


‘Plan B’ state budget abandons tax extensions

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.

June 28, 2011 | | Government


Property tax decline bad news for struggling governments

The real estate slide is slowing but isn't over yet, according to the Stanislaus County Assessor's Office.

June 24, 2011 | | Government


City Council to discuss $3 million owed to TID

The proposed Surface Water Treatment Plant may have been shelved, but the City of Turlock still owes the Turlock Irrigation District nearly $3 million for work performed on designing the facility.

June 24, 2011 | | Government


City to install new sidewalks

After years of neglect Turlock will address one of its residents' biggest concerns – a lack of sidewalks in many older, lower-income areas of town.

June 21, 2011 | | Government


City leading in water conservation

The 20x2020 Water Conservation Plan, as adopted in February 2010, mandates each California city to reduce per capita water usage by 20 percent, by the year 2020.

June 21, 2011 | | Government


No pay for state legislators, says Controller

The state budget approved by lawmakers but vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown last week was not balanced, State Controller John Chiang said Tuesday as he halted all pay for legislators.

June 21, 2011 | | Government


Brown’s veto of budget first in state’s history

On Wednesday, just a nick before the deadline, Democrats in the State Senate and Assembly forced through a state budget without any Republican votes.

June 18, 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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