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Posted on: November 24, 2020

City Manager's Blog 11-23-20

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The City of Modesto was founded in October 1870, when the first Central Pacific train rolled through downtown, the City’s original 640-acre layout.

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Police Chief Galen Carroll Retiring

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Today Chief Galen Carroll announced his plan to retire from the Modesto Police Department (MPD) on December 25, 2020.  Chief Carroll started with the Police Department in January 2013.

During his tenure at MPD, part 1 crimes decreased 24% from 11,...

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Posted on: November 10, 2020

City Manager's Blog 11-12-20

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Modesto has already made headlines by being the first city in California to have grocery delivery robots, and now we are announcing a new initiative to further innovation in the City for those who live and work here.

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Posted on: November 10, 2020

City Manager's Blog 11-05-20

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One of the most pressing concerns our residents have is the presence of blight, which encompasses everything from abandoned vehicles and tagging to unmaintained property and illegal littering and dumping.

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