Posted on: June 23, 2017

City Awarded $1 Million Dollar Grant for Youth Soccer

Young Soccer Players on a Soccer Field

The California Department of Parks and Recreation Youth Soccer and Development Program has awarded $1 million to the City of Modesto for the proposed Carpenter Road Area Soccer Complex. The complex is located in the Tuolumne River Regional Park, and will ...

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Posted on: June 20, 2017

Beat the Heat @ Modesto Cooling Centers

In the interest of resident safety during this heatwave, please be aware of the official cooling zones throughout our county.

Cooling center locations in Modesto: 

Salvation Army Social Services & Church

625 "I" Street

Monday - Friday: ...

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Official Cooling Centers (PDF)
Posted on: June 16, 2017

Modesto Junior Kats Basketball Open Registration

Modesto Super Kats 1a

The Modesto Super Kats are proud to announce they have teamed with the National Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) to bring youth basketball camps, tournaments, and leagues to Modesto (Modesto Junior Kats), as well as men’s and women’s baske...

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Posted on: June 6, 2017

"Tenant Improvement Tuesday" Permit Streamlining Program Goes Live

The City of Modesto’s Building Safety Division and Fire Department are collaborating to offer a new streamlined permitting program to our customers to expedite smaller, less complicated, indoor retail and office type tenant improvements.  

In the ...

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Posted on: June 2, 2017

It's American Graffiti Month in Modesto

yellow car mural American Graffiti

Enjoy the spirit of “American Graffiti” all month long with events starting June 3rd!

June 3 American Graffiti

Ready for root beer floats & dancing in the aisles to one of the best film soundtracks in history? Don your best duds from...

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Posted on: May 30, 2017

City Works To Reduce Dig-Ins to Gas Lines

Planning To Dig Call 811 Image

Digging into gas pipelines can have serious safety consequences that can be avoided by calling 811 or using 811express.com. 811 is the federally-designated call-before-you-dig number that helps homeowners and professionals avoid damaging vital utilities. ...

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Posted on: May 26, 2017

BEARD BROOK PARK TO GET SUMMER MAKEOVER

Santa Fe Train NO2921 at Beard Brook Park

We take pride in our history as a city and as a region, and place high priority on the maintenance of our local iconic landmarks through partnership. As part of their ongoing commitment to safety, PG&E has recognized the need to relocate the locomotiv...

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

WiFi Now Available on Modesto Area Express Buses

Bus in Parking Lot

The Modesto Area Express Commuter Buses that service the BART and ACE train stations are now equipped with WiFi. Passengers are now free to surf the internet, check email, and work as you commute to the Bay Area on the MAX Commuter Express buses, a nice f...

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

ASSISTANT POLICE CHIEF TO SERVE AS INTERIM DEPUTY CITY MANAGER

Rick A

Assistant Police Chief, Rick Armendariz recently accepted the role of Deputy City Manager with a strict focus on Great Safe Neighborhoods. He will be serving on an interim basis. Armendariz, a 21 year veteran of the Modesto Police Department, is passionat...

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Posted on: March 26, 2017

Dryden Park Set to Re-Open After Devastating Floods

MODESTO, Calif., March 29, 2017 – Dryden Park announced today that the municipally-owned golf course will open for public play on Monday, April 10, being closed since Feb. 16, due to significant rains and floods that devastated most of Northern California...

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Posted on: March 24, 2017

Interim Fire Chief Appointed

The City of Modesto announced today the appointment of Alan Ernst, Operations Division Chief, as Interim Fire Chief. Chief Ernst is a 20-year veteran of the Modesto Fire Department, beginning his career as a firefighter and promoting through the ranks.

“Wi...

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Posted on: March 9, 2017

Central Valley Airporter Provides Service to SFO

Central Valley Transporter Map to SFP

New to Modesto! Starting this month, the Central Valley Airporter transporation service will provide rides to those flying out of San Francisco. This service will operate on a daily set schedule from Modesto to SFO. 

Pick up and drop off locations...

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Posted on: February 28, 2017

Modesto Picked for Bloomberg 'What Works Cities' Program

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Today, Mayor Ted Brandvold and City Manager Jim Holgersson announced that Modesto has been selected to participate in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Work Cities initiative – one of the largest-ever national philanthropic efforts to enh...

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Posted on: January 4, 2017

Water Rate Assistance Program Now Available

water faucet

On January 1, 2017, the City of Modesto implemented a new Water Rate Assistance Program that offers eligible residents a reduced monthly base service charge for water. Customers that meet the eligibility guidelines found online, will save $10 per billing ...

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Posted on: December 13, 2016

City Receives 60K Grant for Recycling Efforts

The Solid Waste Division of the City of Modesto’s Public Works Department was recently awarded a grant from CalRecycle in the amount of $52,919.00 to provide education, advertising and recycling resources in the our community.

Under the California Beverage...

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Posted on: November 2, 2016

Amgen Tour of California Offers 2017 Start Stage to City of Modesto

Amgen bicycle riders

Community & Economic Development staff announced in August that AEG Tour officials have offered the City of Modesto a start stage in the 2017 Amgen Tour of California. Staff will make a presentation and submit a Letter of Intent to the City Council on...Read on...

Full Schedule
Posted on: October 6, 2016

Litigation Between Stanislaus Foods & City of Modesto Settled

On October 4th, the Modesto City Council approved an agreement and introduced an ordinance that ended litigation between the City and Stanislaus Foods. The litigation involved a dispute over fees charged for sewer services and the availability of treatmen...Read on...

Posted on: September 26, 2016

Fitch Affirms City’s Issuer Default Rating as Stable

A recent report by Fitch Ratings affirmed the City of Modesto’s General Fund bond rating at ‘AA“ and its General Fun Lease Revenue Bonds (LRB) at ‘A+‘ with a Stable outlook.

Fitch cited the reasons for affirming the bond rating was due to the City's l...Read on...

Posted on: July 26, 2016

MID & City Settle Water Treatment Plant Litigation

Water Treatment Plant

The Modesto Irrigation District and City of Modesto have agreed to settle litigation over costs associated with the Modesto Regional Water Treatment Plant expansion project (Modesto Irrigation District v. City of Modesto, Stanislaus County Superior Court ...Read on...

Posted on: July 7, 2016

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Posted on: July 6, 2016

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Stanislaus Youth Soccer League Complex July 15

Stanislaus Youth Soccer League (SYSL) in partnership with Tuolumne River Regional Park and its member agencies the City of Modesto, Stanislaus County, the City of Ceres will break ground at a ceremony for a 14-acre soccer complex serving the youth of the ...Read on...


Posted on: June 13, 2017

City Receives Outstanding Achievement Award for Financial Reporting

Government Finance Officers Association Award

For the second consecutive year, the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has given an Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting to the City of Modesto. The Award for Outstanding Achi...

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Posted on: June 2, 2017

It's American Graffiti Month in Modesto

yellow car mural American Graffiti

Enjoy the spirit of “American Graffiti” all month long with events starting June 3rd!

June 3 American Graffiti

Ready for root beer floats & dancing in the aisles to one of the best film soundtracks in history? Don your best duds from...

Read on...

Posted on: May 26, 2017

BEARD BROOK PARK TO GET SUMMER MAKEOVER

Santa Fe Train NO2921 at Beard Brook Park

We take pride in our history as a city and as a region, and place high priority on the maintenance of our local iconic landmarks through partnership. As part of their ongoing commitment to safety, PG&E has recognized the need to relocate the locomotiv...

Read on...

Posted on: February 28, 2017

Modesto Picked for Bloomberg 'What Works Cities' Program

WWC map.JPG

Today, Mayor Ted Brandvold and City Manager Jim Holgersson announced that Modesto has been selected to participate in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Work Cities initiative – one of the largest-ever national philanthropic efforts to enhance the use of data...

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Additional Info...
Posted on: January 4, 2017

Water Rate Assistance Program Now Available

water faucet

On January 1, 2017, the City of Modesto implemented a new Water Rate Assistance Program that offers eligible residents a reduced monthly base service charge for water. Customers that meet the eligibility guidelines found online, will save $10 per billing ...

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