I'd like to ask the good citizens of Turlock to support Measure B on the Nov. 4 ballot. Measure B is a Turlock only initiative that would raise funds to fix Turlock streets and roads. If approved, funds would come from a half cent sales tax that would stay in Turlock and only apply to fixing Turlock streets and roads. The measure would expire in seven years unless extended by voters.
The condition of Turlock streets and roads have been at the forefront of many residents' concerns. I can say without a doubt it is the issue that I am approached about more than any other. The Turlock City Council made a commitment to give citizens the means to improve our infrastructure by placing Measure B on the ballot after two years of public workshops and discussion. I am happy to acknowledge that the Stanislaus County Council of Governments, which includes elected representatives of each of the county's nine cities and all five members of the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors, supports Measure B.
I ask that Turlock's voters support Measure B this November.
— John Lazar, Mayor of the City of Turlock