City Hall is coming to the residents of Turlock in November, as the City Council announced a series of meetings to be held at locations throughout town.
“We realize that not everyone can attend council meetings,” said Mayor Amy Bublak, “and while we do stream our meetings live on our website which upload to our YouTube page, it does not allow for a conversation live with the council. Turlock is facing many challenges right now, and we feel it is critical to offer people the opportunity to attend meetings in the community with each councilmember in their districts.”
TURLOCK COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS
All meetings will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 14: Medeiros Elementary School, 651 W. Springer Dr.
Nov. 18: Wakefield Elementary School, 400 South Ave.
Nov. 19: Julien Elementary School, 1924 E. Canal Dr.
Nov. 21: Turlock Junior High School, 3951 N. Walnut Rd.
Michael Cooke, newly appointed as long-term interim city manager, said that reaching out to the community was one of the first things he wanted to accomplish.
“I will join each council member in their districts to offer residents an overview of the current budget challenges in the city, as well as an opportunity to tell us what they want for the future of Turlock,” said Cooke.
In cooperation with three elementary schools and one high school, meetings open to Turlock residents will occur November 14, 18, 19 and 21, all from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Residents will have an opportunity to attend one more of these workshops throughout November, as well as ask questions of their council representative.
“The feedback we receive from these meetings will be included in a working document as we move this city forward to 2020,” said Councilmember Becky Arellano. “We face significant challenges, but this city is strong – all of us together can create solutions to move us forward to a thriving, sustainable city with an improved quality of life for all.”
The City of Turlock invites all residents to attend a Community Workshop, including a presentation on the current city budget. Attendees will have an opportunity to hear from councilmembers and city staff, ask questions and be a part of the visioning for the future of Turlock.