In the heart of California's Central Valley, Turlock is the second largest city in Stanislaus County with a population which has grown steadily from 13,992 in 1970 to over 69,000 today. Home of California State University Stanislaus (CSUS), Turlock provides an unusual opportunity to combine a quality learning environment with relaxed rural living.
Cultural art experiences, sports activities, twenty four parks, sixteen schools, a full range of medical facilities and the attractiveness of the nearby Mother Lode, San Francisco Bay area and the Sierra Nevada add to the pleasure of living in Turlock.
Turlock is a General Law City that operates under the Council / Manager form of government. There are five city departments including Police, Fire, Development, Municipal and Administrative Services. Turlock offers a full range of municipal services to the community.
The City adopts a budget annually for both its General Fund and Non-General Fund accounts. The budget provides the spending plan to carry out the goals and objectives set by the City Council. The City's annual budget can be found in our City Finances & Budget section.