In other action, the Turlock City Council unanimously approved:
Replacing two police officers, a sergeant, the communications supervisor and a part-time cadet. Chief Gary Hampton told the council the vacancies were created by retirements and the release of two officers who completed training but did not meet minimum standards.
Allowing some developers to put off paying certain building fees for two years. The city would place a lien on the property if the fees aren't paid by the due date.
Loaning Turlock Scavenger Co. $400,000 interest-free as the city changes from billing in advance to billing in arrears. The state requires water to be billed using meters starting next year, and the city's software makes it necessary to bill for garbage collection after the service as well. The interest-free loan does not constitute a gift of public funds because Turlock Scavenger engages in a public service.