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City sign ordinance under review

Drawing in customers through large, eye-catching signs has been a way of boosting sales for small and large businesses alike for decades. As the planning commission continues to move forward with updating the City's sign ordinance over the coming months, however, local businesses may see new regulations that would limit such advertising.

April 03, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Councilwoman Bublak appointed LAFCO Chair

The Stanislaus Local Agency Formation Commission, better known as LAFCO, recently announced their decision to appoint Turlock City Councilwoman Amy Bublak as Chairperson.

April 03, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Planning Commission to review sign, noise laws

Having made a final decision last month to move forward with amending Turlock's food truck regulations, the Turlock Planning Commission will now begin discussing other potential amendments to the city's municipal code, taking up various zoning issues that were placed on the backburner due to the several month-long mobile food facilities debate.

April 01, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Water bond proposals arise amidst drought

As the severity of the ongoing drought continually impacts the lives of Californians across the state, politicians and citizens have agreed that not only does the state's water system need a major fix, but that doing so is not going to be cheap.

March 28, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Denham co-authors VA bill to tackle backlog

As millions of veterans continually file disability claims throughout the nation, thousands of claims have been delayed or inaccurately processed, adversely impacting many veterans seeking benefits and medical examinations.

March 28, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


City combines Arts, Parks commissions

The City of Turlock will now be able to "feed two birds with one scone" after combining the Arts Commission with the Parks, Recreation and Community Commission - a decision that city officials say will not take away from the art community, but rather benefit the City as a whole.

March 27, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


City to move forward with water rate increases

In a split vote that came after much public opposition, the City Council voted 3-2 to move forward with the proposed water rate increases for Turlock residents that will take place over a five-year span.

March 25, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Housing Rehabilitation Program: Making homes safer in Turlock

As warmer weather leads to many Turlock residents spending time outdoors, it is important to keep in mind various security measures that should be taken while leaving windows and doors open to enjoy the spring breeze.

March 21, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Council to consider water rate changes

Following months of preparing for the proposed water rate increases in Turlock, the City Council will be discussing the increases at length during their Tuesday meeting during a public hearing where community residents are encouraged to voice any questions or concerns on the matter.

March 21, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


City asks for public input on bike, pedestrian plan

As the City of Turlock continues its efforts to improve the safety of bicycle and pedestrian pathways throughout the community, the city will be holding an open workshop to gain input from the public on what they hope to see within the master plan.

March 21, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Government Night brings talks of water, jobs

The third annual Turlock Government Night drew in over a hundred community residents seeking answers to their questions on the state of local, state and federal issues.

March 20, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


StanCOG decides against transportation tax

After months of garnering local support for a countywide transportation tax initiative, the Stanislaus Council of Governments, the regional transportation planning agency, has decided against placing the measure on the November ballot.

March 20, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


City looks to electoral districts after receiving threat letter

As cities and counties across the state have recently made the switch from an at-large voting system to a by-district election process in response to a state voting law, the City of Turlock is looking to follow suit.

March 18, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Bringing government to the people

While many have complained of politicians being increasingly disconnected from everyday Americans, local elected officials are making an effort to reach out to their constituents, answering any questions they might have regarding public policy and regional issues.

March 18, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Courthouse project on Modesto’s 10th Street moves forward

A downtown Modesto site already chosen as the optimal site for the future home of the Stanislaus County courthouse has received the approval of the Court Facilities Advisory Committee at a town hall meeting held Wednesday in San Francisco.

March 13, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Government


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County budget still building towards pre-recession status

The economic recession that economically fragmented families, businesses, and local governments across the nation may have happened nearly a decade ago, but Stanislaus County is still in the process of building towards a healthier economic future as evidenced by the release of their finalized 2014-2015 Recommended Budget.

September 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Local fumes over potential smoking ban

Every morning Larry Clinton walks his dogs to the park and lights up his morning cigarette. A smoker since 1956, Clinton's morning ritual is one of the few habits that he enjoys but the Turlock Girl Scouts of Troop 3289 are threatening to take that away.

September 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Turlockers exemplify stellar conservation efforts

Long before Gov. Jerry Brown declared the State of California to be in a drought emergency Turlockers have exhibited proactive conservation efforts evident by the fact that local residents use roughly the same amount of water as they did in 1997 - despite an increase in the population of nearly 20,000 residents.

September 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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