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City of Modesto, California News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Kathy Espinoza, (209) 571-5597
Release Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 11:00:00 AM

Mayor Delivers 2013 State of the City Address



Mayor Garrad Marsh gave his Sophomore State of the City Address at 12:15 p.m. today at the DoubleTree Hotel, located in downtown Modesto. 


The Mayor focused his speech on the city’s economic future, public safety needs and our local academic achievement levels.  Mayor Marsh committed to making the hard decisions and asked the community to join him for the challenges we face. Here is a small exert from his closing remarks:


“For our boundaries, it’s time to think up, not out. For our economy, think big, not small. For our streets and parks, think safe, not scared.  It’s time to think about the youth and their future here in Modesto.  It’s time to provide more responders.  It’s time to join me in focusing our goals on a stronger economic future and a better Modesto.”


The event was hosted by the Chamber of Commerce and included a luncheon as well as additional public seating.  The Mayor’s State of the City Address will be rebroadcast on the local Government Channel beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Friday February 8.  The following is a rebroadcast schedule: 


Monday-Friday at 7:00 a.m. 

·         Monday: 9:00 p.m.

·         Tuesday: 10:00 p.m.

·         Wednesday: 5:00 p.m.

·         Thursday: 5:30 p.m.

·         Friday: 6:00 p.m.

·         Saturday: 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

·         Sunday: 4:00 p.m.


For Comcast Cable subscribers in Modesto, the program will be broadcast on Channel 7.  Throughout the rest of Stanislaus County on the Charter Cable system, the program will be broadcast on Channel 19.  A copy of the State of the City Address will also be available on the City’s Web site at under City Council, Council Documents.


For more information, contact Kathy Espinoza at (209) 571-5597 or