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Jan 06

7 Ways to Get in the Know in Modesto

Posted on January 6, 2021 at 8:30 AM by Alyssa Adams

In a city spanning 45 miles with over 215,000 residents, it can be difficult to know everything that is happening in your community at any given point in time. As part one of a two-part series on being informed and getting involved with the City, here are seven ways to stay updated on all things Modesto.

Follow Us on Social Media
Our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are designed to give our residents quick information and updates about the City. We typically feature community news, project details, and local events, along with service updates.

Subscribe to City Beat
On the first of the month, we email a newsletter to our subscribers. The e-newsletter details important announcements, upcoming events (both virtual and in-person, if applicable), and job openings.

Read City Manager’s Blogs
Each month, we post a few short blogs relating to some aspect of City government, like project and program updates, new community investments, and good-to-know information on City matters.

See the Monthly City Manager’s Update
We compile recent accomplishments into the City Manager’s Update for the City Council and the community. This is your snapshot into our financial standing, various project statuses, and community and economic development for the past month.

View the Strategic Plan Dashboard
We have high hopes for our recently adopted 2020-2025 Strategic Plan. Follow along with where the City is in regards to Quality of Life, Economic Vitality, and Governance and Service Delivery. You can also review the City Manager’s Performance Goals.

Watch City Council Meetings
It has never been easier to participate in City Council meetings—you can watch the live-stream directly from your home. City services, policies, and spending are discussed year-round. Meetings are held the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 5:30 p.m. Public comments are still permitted.

Sign Up for Specific Email Updates
Did you know you can sign up for City emails and text messages based on your preferences? You can pick and choose the topics most important to you and subscribe to get updates on those specific topics.

It is important for residents to know what is going on in their community and to feel that they are included in the discussion. If there’s a way we can better reach you that isn’t listed, please let us know. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for you to stay informed and to encourage you to partner with us in making Modesto THE place to be.

Next week, we will highlight seven ways to voice your opinion and get involved with your local government.