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Supervisors approve final redistricting map

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously set new supervisorial district lines which will see Ceres continue to be split between two districts, but will keep a more compact District 5 which focuses on the west side.

August 23, 2011 | | Government


Stanislaus Regional Water Authority back on city council agenda

The on-again, off-again plan to treat Tuolumne River water for use in the City of Turlock and neighboring cities is back on the Turlock City Council's agenda Tuesday night.

August 19, 2011 | | Government


Final supervisorial redistricting map options presented to board

After nearly eight months of planning, the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday finally saw firsthand how their supervisorial districts may change, though a final decision on redistricting maps is still a week away.

August 16, 2011 | | Government


Denham reaches out to constituents; explains vote to raise debt ceiling

Since Congress reached an agreement to extend the debt ceiling, U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R – Atwater) has been inundated with constituents' letters and calls.

August 12, 2011 | | Government


Teleconferencing approved for council members

After two years, the Turlock City Council on Tuesday elected to reenact a procedure allowing council members to teleconference in to council meetings.

August 12, 2011 | | Government


Filing period extended for 5 local races

For many races, the candidate filing deadline for the Nov. 8 Consolidated District Election closed Friday at 5 p.m.

August 12, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Government


RDA stay: ‘Ransom’ payments to state on hold

The California Supreme Court announced Friday it will decide whether the state can lawfully shutter redevelopment agencies if those agencies fail to issue large payments to the state.

August 12, 2011 | | Government


City gives cash payments to entice new businesses

The economy isn't encouraging businesses to expand, but a new Turlock program is providing exactly the incentive some businesses need – $1,000 in cold, hard cash- to encourage entrepreneurs to follow their dreams.

August 12, 2011 | | Government


City Council rejects State Senate redistricting plan

The Turlock City Council on Tuesday took a stand against a statewide redistricting plan which would slot Turlock into a State Senate district comprised of foothill communities, separating the city from its Valley neighbors.

August 09, 2011 | | Government


Council to discuss ‘ransom’ RDA payment to state

The Turlock City Council on Tuesday will consider formally appealing the "ransom payment" requested to keep its Redevelopment Agency operational.

August 05, 2011 | | Government


California receives federal funding for Next Generation trains

California will receive $168 million in federal funds to purchase next-generation, American-made trains, announced U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Wednesday. The state is one of five that will receive a total of $336.2 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding.

August 05, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Government


Kenwood Park Lighting District gets final approval

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors approved the results of an election to form a lighting district in Kenwood Park, a county island centered on Starr Ave. and Kenwood Ave. which is entirely surrounded by the City of Turlock.

August 02, 2011 | | Government


Final redistricting maps to go before board of supervisors

Though members of the public suggested changes to two draft redistricting proposals, Stanislaus County staff announced Monday that the final maps submitted for Board of Supervisors approval will be unchanged from draft maps released July 14.

August 02, 2011 | | Government


Police, city reach agreement on contracts

Contract negotiations between the city and the Turlock Association of Peace Officers that just a few weeks prior seemed in jeopardy of breaking down, reached a successful conclusion Tuesday night with the City Council ratifying the newly struck deal in a unanimous vote.

July 29, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Calling a cab no longer an option in Turlock

The City of Turlock now has 68,549 residents, but not a single taxicab driver.

July 29, 2011 | | Government


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Change in landscape watering hours coming June 1

The City of Turlock's current water schedule allows residents with an odd address to water on Wednesdays and Sundays. Residents with an even address ...

April 29, 2016 | | Government


City moves forward with new event application process, permit fees

A new special event application process is coming just in time, as Parks, Recreation and Public Facilities Director Allison Van Guilder said that the City ...

April 28, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


New Turlock sports and recreation facilities study underway

The Turlock City Council and the Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission planned Tuesday to receive an update from the Sports Management Group on the progress ...

April 26, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


Turlock Council allocates grants to draw in tourists

The Turlock City Council approved a bevy of grants for several special events that have the potential to draw in visitors to Turlock, but left ...

April 26, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Denham honored with Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute award

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) was honored this week by the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) with their 2016 Leadership in Public Service Award ...

April 26, 2016 | | Government


Proper disposal of household hazardous waste

Many household hazardous products, such as oven cleaners, paint removers, pesticides, solvents and drain cleaners contain chemicals that are potentially harmful to both people and ...

April 22, 2016 | | Government


County workforce agency restructured into new organizations

The Board of the Stanislaus Economic Development and Workforce Alliance officially disbanded on Monday, with two new entities taking its place, one as a private ...

April 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Council considers adopting new special event fees

Organizations hoping to hold an event on City of Turlock property may soon have to pay a fee for the first time ever as the ...

April 22, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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