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.
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.
The Turlock City Council unanimously agreed to citywide union concessions on Tuesday, dropping the city's deficit by $864,319 to $2.7 million.
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.
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.
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.
The Turlock City Council on Tuesday unanimously voted to:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hughson city staff brought a balanced budget to the City Council budget study session on Tuesday night, and left with a $70,000 deficit after council made suggestions in an effort to prepare for the worst and hope for the best.
The Turlock Planning Commission, tasked with reexamining the city's anti-big box store ordinance by the Turlock City Council, decided Thursday to solicit community feedback on the measure before taking any action.
The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved expanding a program intended to catch those defrauding the system that pays people who provide in-home care for the elderly or disabled, though providers say the fraud investigators have traumatized patients.
California's effort to establish a high-speed rail system received a boost Tuesday, as the state legislature approved a bill to hire additional staff and prepare a plan to spend a recent influx of stimulus funds.
The former site of Turlock's Park and Recreation Division may soon become home to a nonprofit offering help for abused women and children.
Speed limits are set to change on two Turlock roads. The Turlock City Council on Tuesday preliminarily approved a speed limit increase on Taylor Road between Golden State Boulevard and Berkeley Avenue, from 45 miles per hour to 55, and a decrease on Fransil Lane between West Main Street and Fulkerth Road, from 55 miles per hour to 50. The changes come for different reasons, but both follow speed surveys conducted by ...
Speed limits on two Turlock streets could be changed next week.
The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors took the first major step toward the construction of a new county jail on Tuesday, unanimously approving HOK, of San Francisco, and WLC Architects, of Folsom, to design the facilities. The project will build 384 new maximum security prison beds, 72 medical and mental health beds, a secure control facility, and a day reporting facility. The new facility will be located at 200 E. Hackett Rd. in ...
By a 4-1 vote, the Turlock City Council finalized the City's General Plan on Tuesday, a growth plan governing the next 20 years of Turlock's expansion.
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.
Two new bills that are aimed at cracking down on those individuals profiting from human trafficking were signed into law Monday by California Gov. Jerry Brown. Assembly Bill 2466, by Bob Blumenfield (D-San Fernando Valley), ensures that criminal defendants involved in human trafficking will not dispose of assets that would otherwise be provided as restitution to victims. Senate Bill 1133, by Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), expands the list of assets that a human ...
Turlock's water rates aren't increasing just yet. But a surge in water and sewer rates could be all-but-unavoidable in the coming months, according to a report delivered to the Turlock City Council on Tuesday. "We are working on a plan to come back to council on water and sewer rates," Turlock Municipal Services Director Dan Madden said. "That's something that should be on your radar." This fiscal year alone, Turlock's water ...
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. The primary cause of that gaffe: over-serving meals, according to an independent auditor's report delivered to Stanislaus County Supervisors Tuesday. "Our intention this morning is to reflect on what went wrong last ...
Higher water rates could soon face Turlock residents, according to a City of Turlock report.
The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors heard an annual report Tuesday on how certain state and federal grants had been spent to improve the community and address homelessness. The county, representing the unincorporated areas and Stanislaus County cities other than Modesto, Turlock, and Riverbank, received $2.8 million in Community Development Block Grants and $109,000 in Emergency Solution Grants last year. Stanislaus County completed planning and design work to install sewers in the ...
On Tuesday, the Turlock City Council:
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. Once finalized, that new Turlock General Plan will guide the city's growth for the next 20 years, setting the tone for Turlock's next generation. The Turlock ...
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. The 2012-2013 fiscal year budget tallies $984 million in spending, a 10.4 percent larger budget than a year ago. That marks the first county budget increase in three years, though nearly half of the increase comes from a $49 million state-funded ...
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. Emphasizing a need to protect farmland and maintain a compact City of Turlock, Planning commissioners on Thursday unanimously voted to reject the "preferred" General Plan and instead recommended adoption of an alternative which would see the city develop as little farmland as possible over ...