Press ReleaseFriday, February 3, 2023
PRESS RELEASE: Additional Security Measures ImplementedTurlock, CA – In response to back-to-back shootings outside the Grand Cru, Turlock Police Chief Jason Hedden conducted an evaluation of the safety and operational practices of the establishment, and as a result, has implemented administrative amendments to the Conditional Use Permit (CUP) of the Grand Cru. Additionally, updates have been made for both The Udder Place and Grand Cru bars to increase the ratio of security to patrons to double the numbers previously approved in the CUP process.
“Following the weekend shootings in Turlock, I completed an evaluation of the practices of Grand Cru and The Udder Place, said Chief Hedden. “Downtown Turlock is the envy of many valley communities, drawing residents from throughout the region to enjoy our vibrant businesses, restaurants, and bars. The safety and security of our Downtown corridor and our entire city is our number one priority. I have taken swift action to enhance safety and security measures and will continue to monitor progress as we move forward.”
The amendments are as follows:
• Requirement to double the number of security personnel from one (1) security staff member to 100 patrons to one (1) security staff member to 50 patrons.
• Total occupancy for The Grand Cru will be reduced to no more than 150 people.
• Owners will submit a detailed Security Plan to the Turlock Police Department for approval.
“We must strike a balance between improving overall safety for our residents and visitors, while also maintaining the charm that draws people to the heart of our community,” said Chief Hedden. “We will continue to work with our Downtown business owners to support our local economy by maintaining a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone.”
These amendments are effective immediately and will begin Friday, February 3, 2023.
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