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The Student News Site of California State University, Stanislaus


The Student News Site of California State University, Stanislaus


Mayor Soiseth visits CSU Stanislaus

Associated Student Incorporated (ASI) invited Turlock Mayor, Gary Soiseth, to California State University, Stanislaus  on March 3 at 4 p.m.

Soiseth addressed the audience on the progress of the city and answered students’ questions.

The Mayor plans to make an effort to frequently visit the university.

“We’re going to try to make it as often as possible,” Soiseth said. “We have a pretty big schedule, but seeing events like this are great and we’re going to try and get on campus as often as possible.”

Soiseth addressed the state of the scholarship he promised during his campaign.

“We’re going to hopefully launch that in the fall this year,” Soiseth said.

“What we’re going to do is list it under policy proposal for students and once they push that forward we’ll talk about actual solutions.”

He continued to detail the specific ways in which students could be awarded money through funding from the city.

“I have control of my own salary at city hall, so why don’t I take those funds and put them in a bank account here at Stanislaus and once a year here in the fall, I have a competition,” Soiseth said.

“A public policy competition where I have students compete for $1,000, $2,000 and have them address and solve some of our problems.”

Soiseth also spoke on his plans to improve the campus.

“I think it’s not very neat to talk about or cool to talk about – but zoning,” Soiseth said. “[Zoning is] what we’re going to do around the campus edges so it doesn’t become an island here at Stanislaus.

“Also we’re going to try and bring events to Stanislaus, one of the things is the Fourth of July Fireworks,” Soiseth said.

The fireworks are set to be viewed from the grassy area near the intramural sport fields.

The mayor continued to discuss the ongoing effort to strengthen the relationship between the university and the city.

“One of the things we’re trying to do is not only lure you out from the campus, but also what can we do around the campus that makes it more attractive to come work, play and enjoy Turlock?” Soiseth said.

“One of the best ways to market Turlock is to showcase CSU Stanislaus and to show what a great campus it is.”

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Mayor Soiseth visits CSU Stanislaus