In a swift moving meeting on Monday, Aug. 1, the Oakdale City Council set its annual assessment for the city's Landscape, Lighting and Maintenance Districts (LLMD). Annually the council must levy the assessments for the lighting and landscaping districts to place the assessments on the county property tax billings.
The State Water Resources Control Board held a workshop April 5 in Sacramento on the 2016 operations plan for the Stanislaus River, which includes a proposal about how best to manage water resources in New Melones Reservoir through the end of this year.
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is honoring the men and women who serve as call-takers and dispatchers during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, April 10-16. This is an opportunity to thank those who are too often forgotten, despite the invaluable service they provide to first responders and the general public.
An additional $3 million in grants throughout the state was awarded on Monday, April 4 by Cal Fire, for a variety of fire prevention projects aimed at reducing the elevated threat of wildfires due to the ongoing drought and significant tree mortality. The announcement came just two months after CAL FIRE released nearly $2 million for fire prevention projects in the counties hit hardest by tree mortality and bark beetle.
U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock)'s Federal Asset Sale and Transfer (FAST) Act of 2016, a bipartisan bill to eliminate government waste by selling off unused and vacant federal properties, passed unanimously through the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
The City of Oakdale is in a far better shape, especially financially, than it was just six years ago, according to Mayor Pat Paul. Her comments came at the Chamber of Commerce's State of the City Lunch at the Bianchi Community Center on Wednesday, Jan. 27.
As the City of Oakdale continues to grow, its infrastructure and facilities require modification along with additional equipment needed to serve the new development areas. Since these additions are required as a direct result of development, the city relays these costs to the developers.
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has adopted 27 projects, valued at nearly $154 million, to support needed upkeep on California's aging roads and bridges, alleviate traffic delays and encourage use of alternative forms of transportation, including biking, walking and transit.