The good news is the City of Turlock's deficit spending in the 2015-16 fiscal year was $200,000 less than the almost $400,000 projected last June, however, City department heads are asking for a combined $1.2 million in additional spending for 2016-17.
While Turlock has experienced a rare wet spring, the City's water woes are far from over. In fact, Turlock has seen a significant reduction in water resources over the past two years that is "cause for concern," according to Director of Municipal Services Michael Cooke.
The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors voted on May 10 to establish new fares, amend, and eliminate existing transit fares for Stanislaus Regional Transit. The changes were triggered by the eligibility of Federal Transit Administration funds, said Public Works Director Matt Machado.
Turlock Christian School can now move forward with plans to convert the old MedicAlert offices into an elementary school campus, following the Turlock Planning Commission's approval of a Minor Discretionary Permit for the project on Thursday.
More and more local residents are registering to vote, either online or by paper registration form, as the June 7 Presidential Primary Election draws near. The Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters received 2,047 online voter registrations on Tuesday alone, in addition to paper registration forms. In comparison, the Registrar of Voters received 447 voter registrations on May 10, 148 on May 3 and 138 on April 26.
While Turlock Christian School families have been anxiously awaiting the opening of the private school's first stand alone campus, school officials must first convince the Turlock Planning Commission that the conversion of the site from the former MedicAlert offices to an elementary campus won't cause excessive traffic problems.
The Senate Committee on Agriculture, chaired by Senator Cathleen Galgiani, will hold an informational hearing titled "Crisis in the Golden State: Asian Citrus Psyllid's Threat to Destroy California Citrus" on Tuesday the State Capitol.
One of the main goals of the bipartisan San Joaquin Valley Caucus was achieved Tuesday when Governor Jerry Brown announced that he signed SB269, giving businesses more time for Americans with Disabilities Act fixes.
For almost a year, the City of Turlock has been tackling the issue of the many broken sidewalks and overgrown and diseased trees that have become hazards for Turlock's residents. The Street Tree and Sidewalk ad hoc committee finished its work on Tuesday, by presenting a revised Street Tree Theme and Map that addresses some of the issues that arise with different tree varieties.
As Turlock gears up for its first-ever by-district City Council election in November, the current City Council will address the issue of campaign finance regulations through a series of special meetings in June.