The three elected officials who directly represent Turlock on a state and federal level visited Latif's Restaurant on Wednesday, where they took part in a public forum sponsored by the Turlock Chamber of Commerce.
Last year, a program meant to feed Stanislaus County's hungry senior citizens ran out of funding in April – months ahead of the July end of the fiscal year – leaving the program reliant on donations to finish the year.
Breaking with tradition – and moving away from a plan more than four years in the making – a split Turlock City Council voted 4-1Tuesday in favor of a growth plan which will see Turlock remain compact, house fewer citizens than previously projected, and preserve farmland.
The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors approved a final budget for the 2012-2013 fiscal year on Tuesday which shows signs of a recovering economy, but still exhibits caution over looming budgetary threats.
In a meeting termed the "most important meeting" of the Planning Commission's recent history, commissioners voted against a proposed growth plan for Turlock, instead supporting a more compact development.
Stanislaus County released its final budget for the 2012-2013 fiscal year on Friday, reflecting the true impacts of public safety realignment, still-down property taxes, and the rising need for social services.