Turlock discovers $4m extra in funds

It's by no means out of the woods, but Turlock has a little more breathing room in its budget after staff found overpayments into several city accounts.

According to a report by City Manager Roy Wasden, staff found about $4 million more than needed in some of Turlock's funds, including workers compensation and liability.

At a special meeting Wednesday night, council members voted unanimously to put the money into the city's reserve, bringing that amount up from $12.2 million.

The city expects to spend at least $2.3 million more than it brings in during the next fiscal year; a committee is reviewing possibilities and will bring them back to the full council.

— Patty Guerra