Posted on: May 23, 2017

10th Street Place Security Enhancements

The City of Modesto and Stanislaus County have worked closely on assessing the level of security at the City and County Government Center known as 10th Street Place.  As a result of an assessment by security experts, a series of security improvem...

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

Modesto Super Kats Host Tryouts in June

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The Super Kats, Modesto’s incoming American Basketball Association (ABA) pro basketball team, are looking for a few good players. The team recently announced their first tryout session for the 2017-2018 Super Kats season.  Tryouts will take place...

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

WiFi Now Available on Modesto Area Express Buses

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The Modesto Area Express Commuter Buses that service the BART and ACE train stations are now equipped with WiFi. Passengers are now free to surf the internet, check email, and work as you commute to the Bay Area on the MAX Commuter Express buses, a nice f...

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

ASSISTANT POLICE CHIEF TO SERVE AS INTERIM DEPUTY CITY MANAGER

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Assistant Police Chief, Rick Armendariz recently accepted the role of Deputy City Manager with a strict focus on Great Safe Neighborhoods. He will be serving on an interim basis. Armendariz, a 21 year veteran of the Modesto Police Department, is passionat...

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Posted on: March 30, 2017

Modesto Announces Departure of City Manager

The City and City Manager, James N. Holgersson, announced today that they have mutually agreed to part ways.  Holgersson has been the City Manager since November 26, 2014, and leaves the City on March 31, 2017.  

The City Council will look to Dep...

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Posted on: March 26, 2017

Dryden Park Set to Re-Open After Devastating Floods

MODESTO, Calif., March 29, 2017 – Dryden Park announced today that the municipally-owned golf course will open for public play on Monday, April 10, being closed since Feb. 16, due to significant rains and floods that devastated most of Northern California...

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Posted on: March 24, 2017

Interim Fire Chief Appointed

The City of Modesto announced today the appointment of Alan Ernst, Operations Division Chief, as Interim Fire Chief. Chief Ernst is a 20-year veteran of the Modesto Fire Department, beginning his career as a firefighter and promoting through the ranks.

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Posted on: March 9, 2017

Central Valley Airporter Provides Service to SFO

Central Valley Transporter Map to SFP

New to Modesto! Starting this month, the Central Valley Airporter transporation service will provide rides to those flying out of San Francisco. This service will operate on a daily set schedule from Modesto to SFO. 

Pick up and drop off locations are...

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Posted on: February 28, 2017

Modesto Picked for Bloomberg 'What Works Cities' Program

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Today, Mayor Ted Brandvold and City Manager Jim Holgersson announced that Modesto has been selected to participate in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Work Cities initiative – one of the largest-ever national philanthropic efforts to enh...

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Posted on: January 4, 2017

Water Rate Assistance Program Now Available

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On January 1, 2017, the City of Modesto implemented a new Water Rate Assistance Program that offers eligible residents a reduced monthly base service charge for water. Customers that meet the eligibility guidelines found online, will save $10 per billing ...

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Posted on: December 13, 2016

City Receives 60K Grant for Recycling Efforts

The Solid Waste Division of the City of Modesto’s Public Works Department was recently awarded a grant from CalRecycle in the amount of $52,919.00 to provide education, advertising and recycling resources in the our community.

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Posted on: November 2, 2016

Amgen Tour of California Offers 2017 Start Stage to City of Modesto

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Community & Economic Development staff announced in August that AEG Tour officials have offered the City of Modesto a start stage in the 2017 Amgen Tour of California. Staff will make a presentation and submit a Letter of Intent to the City Council on...Read on...

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Posted on: October 6, 2016

Litigation Between Stanislaus Foods & City of Modesto Settled

On October 4th, the Modesto City Council approved an agreement and introduced an ordinance that ended litigation between the City and Stanislaus Foods. The litigation involved a dispute over fees charged for sewer services and the availability of treatmen...Read on...

Posted on: September 26, 2016

Fitch Affirms City’s Issuer Default Rating as Stable

A recent report by Fitch Ratings affirmed the City of Modesto’s General Fund bond rating at ‘AA“ and its General Fun Lease Revenue Bonds (LRB) at ‘A+‘ with a Stable outlook.

Fitch cited the reasons for affirming the bond rating was due to the City's l...Read on...

Posted on: July 26, 2016

MID & City Settle Water Treatment Plant Litigation

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The Modesto Irrigation District and City of Modesto have agreed to settle litigation over costs associated with the Modesto Regional Water Treatment Plant expansion project (Modesto Irrigation District v. City of Modesto, Stanislaus County Superior Court ...Read on...

Posted on: July 7, 2016

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Posted on: July 6, 2016

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Stanislaus Youth Soccer League Complex July 15

Stanislaus Youth Soccer League (SYSL) in partnership with Tuolumne River Regional Park and its member agencies the City of Modesto, Stanislaus County, the City of Ceres will break ground at a ceremony for a 14-acre soccer complex serving the youth of the ...Read on...


Posted on: February 28, 2017

Modesto Picked for Bloomberg 'What Works Cities' Program

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Today, Mayor Ted Brandvold and City Manager Jim Holgersson announced that Modesto has been selected to participate in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Work Cities initiative – one of the largest-ever national philanthropic efforts to enhance the use of data...

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Posted on: January 4, 2017

Water Rate Assistance Program Now Available

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On January 1, 2017, the City of Modesto implemented a new Water Rate Assistance Program that offers eligible residents a reduced monthly base service charge for water. Customers that meet the eligibility guidelines found online, will save $10 per billing ...

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