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State budget passes with $7.4 billion in cuts, no new taxes

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger set a new record by signing the $87.5 billion 2010-2011 state budget into law Friday night.

October 08, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


City offices to close for furloughs

The Turlock City Council adopted a schedule for worker furlough days which will see city offices close three days this year.

October 05, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Turlock City Council briefs

On Tuesday, the Turlock City Council:

October 02, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Hughson hires new city manager

Hughson has had a rough year with code-violating council members, sexual harassment claims in City Hall and an empty city manager position to lead the city out of the mess. But at Monday's special City Council meeting, council members voted 4-0 to appoint a new city manager.

October 02, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Government


Governor vetoes university foundation public records bill

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday vetoed a bill which would have required university foundations – nonprofit auxiliaries intertwined with public universities that oversee private gifts to colleges – to comply with the Public Records Act.

October 02, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Auditors find ‘deficiencies’ at Hughson City Hall

After a long and detailed audit for the 2008/2009 fiscal year, Hughson City Council members were presented with results and suggestions from auditors on Monday, who brought some not so pleasant news.

September 28, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Government


Council thanks unions for their support

The Turlock City Council unanimously agreed to citywide union concessions on Tuesday, dropping the city's deficit by $864,319 to $2.7 million.

September 28, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


City Council to consider union concessions

When the City of Turlock began considering the 2010-2011 budget earlier this year, the city faced a budget deficit in excess of $5 million. Through a series of budget cuts, that deficit dropped to $3.6 million in the adopted budget.

September 24, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Millions spent to help county residents

The Stanislaus County Community Development Block Grant Consortium – consisting of Stanislaus County and Cities of Ceres, Newman, Oakdale, Patterson, and Waterford – received $2.6 million in state and federal funds last year.

September 21, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Hughson council balances city budget

After a second budget study workshop on Thursday, the Hughson City Council can finally rest easy knowing they have a balanced and healthy budget to work with for the 2010-2011 fiscal year.

September 18, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Government


Turlock City Council briefs

The Turlock City Council on Tuesday unanimously voted to:

September 18, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


City to take bids on Public Safety Facility construction

After a four month delay, plans for Turlock's new, $35 million Public Safety Facility are back on track, following a unanimous Turlock City Council decision Tuesday evening.

September 14, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Hughson council moves forward with city business

Monday's Hughson City Council meeting was filled with positive recognitions and the approval of many actions to help the city move in the right direction, which is a big change from the time during recall efforts to remove three council members.

September 14, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Government


County to cut services, employees in coming year

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors adopted a $918.8 million final budget for 2010-2011 on Tuesday morning, containing even more cutbacks than included in the initially proposed budget and forecasting more dire cuts in the years to come.

September 14, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Police department complex could be sold to finance new Public Safety Facility

Plans to build a new $35 million Public Safety Facility for Turlock's Police and Fire departments – previously stymied by the state's May take of redevelopment funding – are back on the Turlock City Council agenda Tuesday, with a new funding mechanism in place.

September 10, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


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Grant will help workers displaced by drought

The Department of Labor is allocating millions of dollars to California to put workers forced into unemployment because of the ongoing drought back to work, albeit in temporary positions.

July 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Tuolumne River water sales agreement approved for regional project

A regional solution to the need for drinking water is one step closer to reality as the Stanislaus Regional Water Authority voted Thursday morning to accept a water sales agreement with the Turlock Irrigation District.

July 23, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Hughson raises water rates

Residents of Hughson will soon be paying $22.81 more a month for water, after the Hughson City Council voted to move forward with a rate increase beginning Aug. 1.

July 23, 2015 | | Government


Election season begins for local races

There are quite a number of seats up for election in local school districts, community service districts and municipal advisory councils this November - along with two Turlock Irrigation District Board of Director positions.

July 21, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Planning approves 4-story apartment complex near university

The Turlock Planning Commission unanimously approved amending the City's General Plan Thursday night to permit the construction of three four-story buildings roughly 50 feet in height to house student apartments, which will be the highest buildings in Turlock.

July 17, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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