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City Manager's Blog

Aug 17

Introducing Friday Features

Posted on August 17, 2018 at 10:19 AM by Thomas Reeves

Have you ever used the word stale to describe government?  Old ways of thinking, mundane daily operations, and out-of-date policies and procedures are ways government can bring this reputation upon itself.  Even in this day and age, cities can be slow to update their practices in order to address the service needs of the community.  

“The way we’ve always done it” in the City of Modesto will not, cannot be our mantra as we seek to provide for even the basic community requisites, like quality parks, safe neighborhoods, efficient water supplies, and solid infrastructure.  

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Aug 10

Modesto and the Bay-Delta Plan

Posted on August 10, 2018 at 11:58 AM by Thomas Reeves

The City of Modesto has historically been considered a model of success in maintaining its “water wealth” through the use of reservoir storage and dams. What Modesto residents may not know, however, is our access to water is at risk of being compromised as a result of the proposed amendments to the State’s Bay-Delta Plan.

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Aug 02

The City’s Path toward the Malcolm Baldrige Award

Posted on August 2, 2018 at 4:22 PM by Thomas Reeves

Even before being sworn is as Modesto’s City Manager on July 10, 2018, I had my sights set on a very prestigious award handed out to the nation’s top organizations.

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