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Final reading set for city water rate increase

The Turlock City Council will hold the final reading on Tuesday to approve the proposed water rate increases for Turlock residents that are set to take place over a five-year span.

April 04, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Revamped Parks and Rec Commission to tackle 'Penumbra'

The Parks and Recreation Commission will debut its recent makeover on Wednesday after being combined with the city's Arts Commission - a decision that the City Council hopes will benefit the city as a whole.

April 04, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


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


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TID Directors tour city water treatment plant

Precisely one week after the Turlock Irrigation District's weekly meeting that left the City of Turlock and the District at odds over the use of local water, the TID Board of Directors made their way to the City's Water Quality Control Facility to take a firsthand look at how local sewer water is treated to become irrigation water.

July 22, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Candidates talk new water fines, state control of resources at public forum

Water resources and the best way to manage them brought out the most impassioned responses from local State Assembly and Senate candidates at a debate held at California State University, Stanislaus on Wednesday.

July 17, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Commission upholds Vander Weide’s fines for robocalls

Former Turlock City Councilman Kurt Vander Weide and current councilwoman Amy Bublak will have to pay the fines imposed on them by a state political watchdog agency for violations that in Vander Weide's case included the infamous 2008 robocalls.

July 17, 2014 | BY SABRA STAFFORD BY KRISTINA HACKER | Government


Judge hears arguments against Ceres Supercenter approval

A Stanislaus Superior Court judge heard arguments Friday in the matter of the challenge against the 2011 approval of the Ceres Walmart Supercenter project.

July 15, 2014 | | Government


Task force fine tunes strategic plan to make Turlock economic powerhouse

One year ago, the Turlock City Council voted to establish the Mayor's Economic Development Task Force. This team of over 20 business and community leaders was tasked with identifying strategies to make Turlock a stronger economic competitor.

July 15, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Government


City applies for drought project grant

The City of Turlock could be receiving funds to develop drought resistant measures in facilities around the town after the Council unanimously approved an action to submit an application for funds from the State Department of Water Resources.

July 12, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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