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City seeks input on draft voting district maps

After releasing three possible plans mapping Turlock's potential voting districts as the City prepares to vote on switching to a district-based system to elect future City Councilmembers, the City of Turlock is seeking input from its residents on how the districts should be formed.

May 08, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Turlock to be 'Silicon Valley of food processing,' says Mayor

A culmination of several months of hard work from the Mayor's Economic Development Taskforce, the Draft 2014 Economic Development Strategic Plan recently released by the City of Turlock was at the center of the 25-member group's meeting on Tuesday as they continue to build upon previous goals and develop new strategies that will keep Turlock's economy strong for years to come.

May 06, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Small city to see big changes

Even the smallest incorporated city in Stanislaus County is beginning to see some big changes, including holding its first-ever State of the City Address since being incorporated in 1972.

May 06, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Mayor’s taskforce to discuss draft economic plan

"A new day is dawning in Turlock. Our city has awakened with the hope that surrounds a new morning and the opportunities it brings. There is a new attitude at City Hall. Bold new ideas are emerging. Old divisions are being bridged. The city's growth and development are being reinvigorated. Turlock is a city on the move."

May 03, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Foundation questions legality of City Council prayer

When the Turlock City Council opted to install the words "In God We Trust" within the Council Chambers at City Hall, the attention of the nation's largest freethinkers association, the Freedom from Religion Foundation, was quickly gained.

May 03, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


County gives Larsa Hall extended trial period

Avoiding an immediate revocation process, the Larsa Event Center, located on E. Monte Vista Ave., has been given an extended trial period by the Stanislaus County Planning Commission to resolve its impacts on nearby neighborhoods, after multiple noise complaints from area residents and unpermitted structures at the site put the center's Conditional Use Permit in jeopardy .

May 02, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


McDonald’s proposed for Downtown Turlock

The golden arches could soon be seen in Downtown Turlock, as the City reviews a proposal to build a new McDonald's near Golden State Boulevard and Center and Marshall Streets.

May 01, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


RAM Farms seeks ice rink expansion

After a successful first season of hosting a community ice skating rink, RAM Farms is seeking permission from the City of Turlock to not only extend their dates of operation but also expand the ice rink by nearly double in size.

April 29, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


City Council district elections draft plans released

As the City of Turlock prepares to make the change from at-large citywide elections to a new district-based system, the City Council will be holding two special meetings throughout the month of May to collect community input on the initial draft district boundary proposals prepared by consultant National Demographics Corporation.

April 29, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Council gives green light for Countryside Drive development

As Monte Vista Crossings begins construction on the Phase II expansion project, a new 107-unit housing subdivision is also set to be located just across the street at the corner Countryside Drive and Tuolumne Road after receiving approval by the City Council on Tuesday.

April 25, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Governor Brown orders more drought measures

In a sweeping effort to further combat the impacts of California's ongoing drought, Gov. Jerry Brown signed an extensive new emergency drought proclamation on Friday, cutting red tape in various government functions to help water agencies find new supplies, fight wildfires and assist cities and farmers.

April 25, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Forrest White seeks reelection

City Councilman Forrest White has announced that he is seeking reelection this November, as he hopes to continue helping the City of Turlock move forward in areas such as economic growth, roadway improvements and water issues.

April 24, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Road tax could be on November ballots

Turlock residents will likely see a citywide tax initiative on their ballots this November, as the City Council begins the process of creating an alternative to the countywide transportation tax recently abandoned by the Stanislaus Council of Governments that would have generated millions for local roadway repairs.

April 22, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Council moves forward with district elections

The Turlock City Council opted to take an important step towards switching Turlock's current at-large election system to one composed of multiple districts, in an effort to encourage equal representation within local government while also saving the city from hefty lawsuits.

April 22, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Assembly bills target metal thieves

Two bills designed to combat metal theft by creating a statewide task force and implementing a stolen materials alert system are advancing toward becoming law in the Assembly.

April 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Government


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$80,000 available for events to promote Turlock

Roughly $80,000 of grant funding is available through the 2015-2016 Community Event and Activities Grant Program, a new service the City is executing as it has taken over administering the Convention and Visitors Bureau.

May 05, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Local representatives make moves for water legislation at state, federal levels

Water has been a viral topic of conversation in California communities as state mandated conservation standards have become stricter, but storage of the precious resource has also been at the forefront of local legislators' minds in Sacramento and Washington, D.C.

May 05, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Planning commissions to revisit Larsa Banquet Hall noise complaints

The discussion regarding Larsa Banquet Hall and its Amethyst Way neighbors, who have filed noise complaints against the center, will be reprised at both the City of Turlock and Stanislaus County Planning Commission meetings on Thursday.

May 05, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Historic cannon seeks new home

The Korean War aged cannon that has stood watch over the corner of North Palm and Canal Drive in front of Turlock's War Memorial building was removed from its current location on Monday as a result of the City of Turlock's sale of the 900 N. Palm Avenue properties to the Turlock Irrigation District.

May 04, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Local legislators to participate in annual Turlock Government Night

It's not every day that local, state, and federal legislators convene in the same room, but on Thursday locals will have the opportunity to interface with their elected leaders at the fourth annual Turlock Government Night.

April 30, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City reinstates solid waste contract with Stanislaus County

After taking its solid waste to Merced for nearly two years, the City of Turlock is returning its trash dumping services to Stanislaus County which is posing a relatively small fee hike for customers.

April 30, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Council split on public discussion of CVB audit

A question of how public should public information be colored the conversation at the Turlock City Council meeting Tuesday night. Members were divided over whether the winding down of the Turlock Chamber of Commerce's contract to operate the Convention and Visitors Bureau was worthy of the public meeting just yet.

April 28, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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