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Posted on: April 16, 2018

Four ways to take advantage of the new federally-certified opportunity zones in the Modesto area

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On April 9, the US Department of Treasury certified 17 census tracts in the Modesto area as Opportunity Zones (OZ).  Nationally, there is $6.1 Trillion in capital gains that could be invested in Opportunity Zones, which could make this effort the...

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City Press Releases
Posted on: April 4, 2018

Lifeguard and Title 22 Course Available

Lifeguard Training

Do you want to spend your school vacation at
the pool, enjoying the sun and earning money this summer? Are you at least 15years old?  Do you like responsibility and impacting the lives of children
and families?  Sign up for the Lifeg...

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City Press Releases
Posted on: April 2, 2018

2018 Summer Activity Guide Available Now

Activity Guide Cover Summer 2018

Interested in finding activities to keep your youngsters or yourself this summer?  Check out the Summer 2018 Activity Guide to find out what programs the City of Modesto's Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department is offering this summer. &a...

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City Press Releases
Posted on: February 9, 2018

Modesto Soars to #33 in Milken Institute's 2017 Best-Performing Large City Ranking


The Milken Institute's Best-Performing Cities - Where America's Jobs are Created and Sustained report for 2017 documents Modesto's rapid rise in rank among the 150 largest cities in the United States.   The Milken report released in January 2018 ...

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Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities Report City Press Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2017

City of Modesto Releases the 2018 Environmental Calendar

Presenting educational environmental information in a calendar supports teaching our community about the environment in a unique format that can be used year-round.

The calendars are available (in limited quantity) at the following locations:

  • City Hall Info...
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Posted on: October 25, 2017

New watering schedule effective November 1, 2017

Sprinkler watering grass

Governor Brown’s Executive Order B-37-16 in May of 2016 delivered the message that Water Conservation is a new way of life in California.  Over the past five years, Californians have endured a historic drought that has affected our surface and gr...

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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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City Press Releases
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...

City Press Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2016

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News Flash

Posted on: March 30, 2018

New Watering Schedule Effective April 1st

Image of water pail watering plants

Starting April 1, water customers in Modesto, Salida, and Empire will move to a three-day weekly watering schedule.  Customers in Turlock, Grayson, Ceres Walnut Manor, and Del Rio will remain on a continuous two-day schedule.  This water...

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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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