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Council to approve final General Plan
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The Turlock City Council will hold a special meeting at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, where the future of Turlock will be decided.
At that special meeting, council members will select, approve, and finalize Turlock's new General Plan. The approved document will guide Turlock's growth - in size, density, and direction - for the next 20 to 25 years.
For more information on Turlock's General Plan, see the article "Planning Commission: Turlock should stay small" on

During their regular, 7 p.m. Tuesday meeting, the Turlock City Council is expected to:
• Hold closed session, where City Manager Roy Wasden will negotiate regarding the sale of 301 Starr Ave., the former home of Turlock's Recreation Department, to Haven Women's Center of Stanislaus. The center promotes safety and healing for women and children impacted by domestic or sexual violence. It has operated in the county for nearly 35 years.
• Finalize approval for the construction of an O'Reilly Auto Parts at the southeast corner of Geer Road and Wayside Drive. The development requires special rezoning approval, as the site was formerly home to two single family homes.
• Recognize the Turlock Irrigation District for its support of the swim pass program.
• Hear a presentation on the Pitman High School Band, which participated in the 2012 Washington, D.C. Independence Day parade.
• Receive staff updates on board, commission, and committee vacancies, ongoing capital projects, the aquatics season, and the American Softball Association Western National Tournament, which was held in Turlock.
• Conference with labor negotiators in closed session.
The Turlock City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Yosemite Room of Turlock City Hall, 156 S. Broadway.