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In a letter to the editor titled “Council members need lesson in civility” that ran in the Feb. 13 issue of the Journal, Dale Parkinson wrote: “Councilmember Kurt Spycher casually said that (City of Turlock Economic Development Manager Heidi McNally-Dial’s) position on the city staff would be eliminated and then Councilmember Ted Howze agreed.”
After review of the video of the Feb. 9 Turlock City Council meeting, Council members Spycher and Howze did not say that the economic development manager position would be eliminated.
The Journal encourages the public to view the video of the Feb. 9 City Council meeting and see the entire discussion of agenda item 8-D “Request to accept the staff report detailing future economic development efforts.” The video is available to the public at