City of Modesto, California News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Mary Otten, (209) 571-5863
Release Date: Thursday, July 11, 2013, 11:15:00 AM

Entertainment Commission Seeks Commissioners


The City of Modesto is seeking applications to fill the following vacancies;

·         one (1) business permit holder,

·         one (1) non-profit/special event holder,

·         two (2) representatives from the Board of Directors of an economic/tourist establishment that promotes Modesto, (such as the Modesto Convention and Visitors Bureau or the Downtown Improvement District)

·         one (1) Cultural Commission member

·         two (2) alternates to be non-permit holders.

Upon recommendation by the Safety & Communities Committee, the selected applicants will be appointed by the City Council to either a two, three or four-year term.

The Entertainment Commission, established by the City Council in 2009, oversees the entertainment permit process, including Business Entertainment permits and the processing of special event requests within the City of Modesto.  The seven-member commission reviews Entertainment Permit applications and conducts hearings to gather the information needed to make decisions on all applications.  The Commission also encourages the development of new entertainment businesses as well as assists the organizers and operators with the planning and coordination of City services for major events.

Entertainment Commission meetings are held the first Thursday of every month at 12 noon and the third Thursday of every month at 4 p.m. at Tenth Street Place – 1010 10th Street.

Those interested in applying for one of the vacancies may go online to www.modestogov.com and click on “Boards, Commissions & Committees” under the “Government” tab at the top of the webpage; then click on the Entertainment Commission and fill out the online form.  If you do not have access to the internet, contact the City of Modesto, City Council’s Office located at 1010 10th Street, Suite 6200 (sixth floor) or call (209) 571-5169.  Applications are maintained for one year.


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