County News 2010

May 26, 2010
Elections Office Announces Logic and Accuracy Testing

The logic and accuracy testing is done over a period of many days before an election.  For the June 8, 2010 election, the testing will take place between May 18th and June 1st  2010.   There will be a public test where political parties and the public are invited to observe the testing and this will take place on Tuesday June 1, 2010 at 2 p.m. in the Elections Office located at Government Plaza, 5951 S. Mooney Blvd. Visalia, CA.

May 25, 2010
Tulare County Half-Cent Sales Tax Pays Huge Dividends in First Three Years

Tulare County officials announced Tuesday that Measure R, a half-cent sales tax approved by voters in 2006, has boosted transportation funding for the county by 400 percent and doubled the amount of road projects started in its first three years.

Supervisor Phil Cox said Tulare County has been able to leverage Measure R to obtain an additional $150 million in state and federal transportation funds. Leveraging is the ability to use local project funding, such as Measure R, to bring in additional and larger amounts of funding.

“Measure R is proving to be a tremendous benefit for Tulare County’s taxpayers,” Supervisor Cox said. “This additional state and federal funding, which would not be possible without Measure R, has doubled the amount of road projects expected.”

May 21, 2010
Tulare County to Present General Plan Update to Cities & Unincorporated Communities

Representatives from Tulare County’s Resource Management Agency will make at least four stops in the next two weeks to discuss and provide information about the Tulare County General Plan 2030 Update.

Board of Supervisors Chairman Steve Worthley said the purpose of the meeting is to inform and educate Tulare County’s cities and unincorporated communities about the General Plan 2030 Update. Chairman Worthley attended a General Plan Update meeting on May 19 in Traver and plans to attend the May 25 meeting in Dinuba.

May 20, 2010
Funding For Road Projects in Tulare County Approved by State

 

Tulare County obtained more than $92 million in road project funding from the state, officials with the Tulare County Association of Governments announced.

The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today approved $83 million for the widening of Highway 99, between Goshen and Kingsburg, and $2.3 million for the widening of Road 80, between Avenue 328 and Avenue 342. The CTC also approved $7 million for three Caltrans operations and rehabilitation projects in Tulare County.

May 17, 2010
Important Dates for Upcoming Elections

Rita A. Woodard, Registrar of Voters, is reminding all Tulare County residents that the upcoming Primary Election will be held on June 8, 2010.

• The last day to register to vote for this election is May 24, 2010.

• Voter registration cards are available at locations throughout Tulare County.  To obtain a mail-in registration card, please call (559) 624-7300 or 1-800-345-VOTE (8683), a toll free hot line.  If you prefer, you can also register online at: www.sos.ca.gov

May 12, 2010
Child Safety Fair Slated for May 22

Phil Cline, Tulare County District Attorney, and Bill Wittman, Tulare County Sheriff, invite you to the free Child Safety Fair. This event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 22 at the Visalia Adventure Park, 5600 W. Cypress Ave. in Visalia.

May 10, 2010
Two Step Up Events in Tulare County This Week

Two unincorporated Tulare County communities will host Step Up anti-gang events this week.

The Second Annual Step Up Goshen & Unite Summit will be held from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 13 at Goshen Elementary School, 6505 Ave. 308 in Visalia. The second event, the Traver Step Up Family Fun & Resource Fair, is scheduled from noon to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 15 at Traver Elementary School, 36736 Canal Drive in Traver.

May 7, 2010
Tulare County's Fitch Ratings Improve

International credit rating agency Fitch Ratings refigured its U.S. Public Finance Ratings, giving Tulare County an across-the-board improvement of its capital improvement and pension obligation bond ratings.

April 22, 2010
Chairman Steve Worthley issues statement on County reimbursement policy
April 15, 2010
Free Microsoft Training Offered for Tulare County Businesses

The Workforce Investment Board of Tulare County (WIB) is pleased to announce the availability of free technology training for all interested businesses in Tulare County. Partnering with Microsoft's "Elevate America" program, more than 4,000 vouchers are now available for training on a variety of Microsoft programs like Word and Excel, and businesses are welcome to activate the vouchers for their employees.