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1. How do I obtain a copy of a public record in Modesto?
2. Do I have to make my request in writing?
3. What do I need to say in my request?
4. How long does a City department have to respond to my request?
5. How much may the City charge me for responding to the request?
6. Do I have to tell the City why I want the record?
7. What records are public?
8. If the custodian denies the request, is he or she required to give me a written log listing the documents the City is refusing to disclose?

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1. Who needs a City of Modesto Business License?
2. Are there any other requirements?
3. How do I apply for a Business License?
4. What applications are required?

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1. What is the difference between the City Attorney and the District Attorney?
2. Can the City Attorney represent private citizens?
3. Who does the City Attorney work for?
4. How can I get a copy of the City Code or a City ordinance?
5. Who do I call to report a potential Modesto City Code violation?
6. My neighbor's tree limbs and branches overhang my property. Can I trim them without my neighbor's permission?
7. My neighbor's tree limbs and branches overhang my property. If my neighbor's tree limbs and branches fall on my property, can I make my neighbor clean them up?
8. I drove my car through a pothole in the street and sustained damage to my car. I feel the City was negligent. Will the City pay for this?

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1. Where do I go to pay my water bill?
2. Where are claims against the City of Modesto filed?
3. Where are copies of Birth, Marriage or Death Certificates obtained?
4. Where are parking citations paid?
5. Where do I obtain a business license?

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1. When did Modesto become a City?
2. When did Modesto become a Charter City?

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1. Where do I register to vote?
2. Where are divorce papers filed?
3. How can I get tax and ownership information about properties?
4. When does City Council meet?
5. When are the City of Modesto elections held?
6. Where are Applications and/or Rosters for City Boards and Commissions obtained?

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1. How do I contact or make an appointment with a City Council member?
2. Where are the offices of the City Council members located?
3. When are the City Council meetings?
4. How do I get involved in City Government?
5. How do I address the Council at a meeting?
6. How do I get a copy of the Agenda and/or staff report?
7. Are there any Citizen Advisory Group vacancies? / How do I apply for a Citizen Advisory Group position?

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1. Where should I post my business license?
2. I used to have a Modesto business license, how do I reactivate it?
3. Do I have to file the Declaration of Gross Receipts forms if I have a minimum license?
4. Do I have to file even if I did not do any business?
5. How do I calculate Mill tax?
6. Can I deduct expenses?
7. What is DID tax?

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1. Do I need a permit to build a storage shed
2. How tall can I build my fence without a permit?

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1. Where can I get information about the special taxes on my property tax statement?
2. Where can I get information about the landscape maintenance or lighting assessments on my property tax statement?

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1. I am trying to start or relocate my business in/to the City of Modesto who can I speak to for assistance?

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1. How can I contact the local golf courses?
2. How can I find out about golf tee times?

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1. I would like to purchase a home, but I don't think I can afford the required down-payment. Does the City of Modesto have any home-buyer assistance programs?
2. What is the telephone number for Housing Assistance?
3. My grandmother's house needs some repairs, but she can't afford to make them. Can the City of Modesto help?

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1. Do you have rental rates for non-profit facility users?
2. Can I bring in an outside caterer or my own food and beverage if I am renting event space at the Modesto Centre Plaza?
3. Do I need insurance for my event?
4. Does the Modesto Centre Plaza offer Audio Visual Equipment/Audio Visual Services?
5. What kind of payments do you accept for room rental deposits?
6. How can I be an exhibitor at an expo being held at the Modesto Centre Plaza?
7. How do I get to the Modesto Centre Plaza? Where should I enter?
8. Where should I park to attend an event at the Modesto Centre Plaza?
9. How can I reach a Facilitator or an attendee of an event happening at the Modesto Centre Plaza?
10. How do I start the process of booking an event at the Modesto Centre Plaza?
11. Where is the Modesto Centre Plaza box office located? And what are the hours?

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1. Does the City of Modesto have a sign ordinance?
2. What is the telephone number for the Neighborhood Preservation Unit?
3. Where do I report an abandoned vehicle?

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1. How do I get new curb ramps in my street?
2. When would the curb ramp be installed?
3. How are the curb ramps prioritized?
4. Can I request a handicap parking spot (Blue Curb and sign) in front of my residence?
5. Do you handle ADA issue with private business?
6. I have an ADA issue with a bus stop, who do I contact?
7. I have an ADA issue with a current area of sidewalk, who do I contact?

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1. How much will my Deposit be?
2. When will my Utility Bill become delinquent?
3. Do I need Garbage Service?
4. When will I receive a Delinquent Notice?
5. How do I Dispute my bill?
6. How much is a Return Check fee?
7. When will I receive my Final Closing Bill?
8. Who is my Garbage Company?
9. What do I do if my service has been Disconnected?
10. When can I expect my service to be restored after making my payment?
11. Who do I contact for a Bulky item Pick Up
12. What is my Billing service period?
13. If I get Disconnected for non-payment does that stop my billing?
14. How do I terminate my Utility Account?
15. How do I sign-up for eBilling?
16. How do I sign-up for Auto Pay?

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1. I have a large item to dispose of and would like to schedule someone to pick it up. How do I do that?
2. How do I contest my parking ticket?
3. How do I sign up for or cancel water service?
4. How much does a Business License cost?
5. Is there an IRS office in Modesto?
6. Where can I pay County Fines?
7. Where can I pay my ticket in person?
8. Where do I get a dog license?

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1. How do I obtain a fire report?
2. Can you come out to check and/or install a smoke detector?
3. How do I report a leaking fire hydrant?
4. Does the Modesto Fire Department check or install car seats?
5. Does the Modesto Fire Department offer CPR classes with certification to the community?
6. Who do I call about fire hazards or overgrown weeds?

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1. What if I have a partner?
2. Where should I post my business license?
3. What if I have 2 different types of businesses at a single location?
4. I used to have a Modesto business license, how do I reactivate it?

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1. How can I verify employment?

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1. What benefits do you offer new employees?
2. Can I apply for a job online?
3. How can I apply for a job with the City of Modesto?
4. Can I fill out one application for several jobs?
5. What happens after I apply for a job?

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1. How do I file a claim for damages against the city?
2. What happens when I do file a claim?
3. Why doesn't the city pay for damages caused by falling limbs from city trees?

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1. What benefits do you offer new employees?

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1. Where should I post my business license?
2. I used to have a Modesto business license, how do I reactivate it?
3. Do I have to file the Declaration of Gross Receipts forms if I have a minimum license?
4. Do I have to file even if I did not do any business?
5. How do I calculate Mill tax?
6. Can I deduct expenses?

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1. What do I do if I get a parking citation while in a parking garage or lot?
2. Where are the City owned fee lots located?
3. Where are the City owned parking garages located?
4. How much does it cost to park?
5. If I am driving into the garage to make a payment at City Hall do I have to pay for parking?
6. Can I pay at the meters with a credit card?
7. Can I buy a parking pass for the parking garages?
8. Can I pay at the garage exits?
9. Do I have to display my parking ticket on my dash board?
10. What do I do if I parked in the garage and have lost my ticket?

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1. What types of events are held at Tenth Street Plaza?
2. Where is Tenth Street Plaza located?
3. How do I get to Tenth Street Plaza from Highway 99?
4. Do you have rental rates for private and non-profit users?
5. Can I have music or amplified sound at my event in the plaza?
6. Can I serve alcohol at my event in the plaza?
7. Do I need security at my event in the plaza?
8. What other permits or approvals are required?
9. How do I make Tenth Street Plaza Reservations?

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1. What hours are the McHenry Mansion and McHenry Museum open?
2. Is there an admission charge for either the McHenry Mansion or the McHenry Museum?
3. How can I contact the Modesto Nuts?
4. What is the phone number for John Thurman Field?

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1. How many sets of drawings do I need to submit?
2. Who do I contact for street tree information?
3. Where can I get more information on the municipal codes?
4. When do I need to submit the landscape and irrigation plans?
5. When are inspections needed?
6. Do I need to submit landscape and irrigation plans for City review if my project is in the City's sphere of influence?

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1. What is the telephone number for the Tagging Hot Line for City parks?
2. How do I report homeless people in the park?
3. Who do I call to report graffiti, vandalism or broken equipment?
4. Who do I call if I have an issue with a City tree on my property or in a park?
5. Who is responsible for broken irrigation in a park, right-of-way or traffic island?

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1. Where can I find information on the City's parks and trails?
2. Where can I get a list of the various activities taking place?
3. I am planning an event, are there any facilities in Modesto that I can rent?
4. Do I need to make a reservation to hold an event in all City of Modesto parks?
5. What are the reservation numbers for County Parks?
6. Who can I call if my neighborhood park needs maintenance?
7. How do I reserve a picnic area in a park?

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1. What is the telephone number for Customer Services?
2. What are the office hours for Customer Services?
3. How can I find out about golf tee times?
4. How can I contact the local golf courses?
5. How do I register my team to play in an adult sport league?
6. Where can I get an adult sport league roster form?
7. Do I need each team member's signature on an adult sport roster form before I turn it in?
8. What classes/activities are available through the City of Modesto Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department?
9. How do I register for a class?
10. Is there a financial assistance program for classes/activities available through the City of Modesto?
11. How do I apply for the Leisure Bucks financial assistance program?
12. Are there programs for senior citizens in Modesto?
13. What classes/activities are available through the City of Modesto Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department?

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1. My garbage wasn't picked up by the garbage company, what do I do?
2. What goes in my green can?
3. Where can I pay my garbage bill?
4. How do I report illegal dumping?
5. How do I dispose of TVs and computer monitors?
6. How do I dispose of tires?
7. How do I schedule a bulky item appointment?
8. How do I dispose of electronics, hazardous waste, chemicals, etc.?
9. Where can I buy the City's compost?
10. What is the telephone number for the Forestry/City Trees (also the Garden Refuse and Leaf Collection) Division?

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1. How can I contact an officer for a report or follow-up to an investigation?

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1. How do I get a copy of a police report?
2. How do I get a vehicle release?
3. Do you do fingerprinting?
4. How do I obtain a bicycle license?
5. Where is the court house?
6. Where do I pay parking tickets?
7. Where is traffic court?
8. What is the non-emergency number?
9. How can I find out if I have a warrant?
10. How do I contest a parking ticket?

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1. How do I become a volunteer?
2. How do I gain admittance into the Police Academy?
3. How do I apply for a position as a Police Officer?
4. What are the qualifications for a Reserve Officer?

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1. What are the Strategic Commitments for the City?
2. What is the goal of the Healthy Economy and Great Quality of Life commitment?
3. What is the goal of the Vibrant Infrastructure and Sustainable Environment commitment?
4. What is the goal of the Great Safe Neighborhoods commitment?
5. What is the goal of the Effective Responsive and Transparent Government commitment?

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1. How do I get a pothole repaired?
2. Who maintains the City alleys?
3. How can I get sand bags during storms?
4. Who is responsible for damaged sidewalks?
5. How do I report sidewalk damage?
6. How do I report a problem with a traffic signal, street lights or street signs?
7. When does my street get swept?

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1. Why don't smaller buses run on routes that aren't busy?
2. Do the bus drivers work for City of Modesto? Do they have special training?
3. Why are some routes different, or not run on the weekend?
4. What time will the bus be at my stop?
5. Why was my bus late?
6. How do I find out which bus I need?
7. How much does the bus cost?
8. Where can I buy a monthly pass?
9. How do I ride with my bicycle?
10. How can I plan a trip that requires more than 1 bus system?

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1. How do I arrange sewer hookup?
2. How do I sign up for City of Modesto utilities?
3. What do I do if I need assistance after hours or on a weekend or holiday?
4. Can I go birding at the Jennings Facility?
5. How do I arrange a tour at the Sutter Primary Treatment Facility?
6. How do I arrange a tour at Jennings Secondary/Tertiary Treatment Facility?

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1. What do I do if a street is flooded?
2. How do I report waterwaste?
3. My toilet is backed up, do I call a plumber or the City of Modesto?
4. I need to repair my sewer lateral and was informed that the City may have a program to help me, how can I get more information?
5. What do I do if I need assistance after hours or on a weekend or holiday?

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1. What do I do about a water leak?
2. I see water waste, how do I report it?
3. How do I get a new water service or stop service?
4. How do I get my water service turned off for repairs? Is there a charge?
5. Why am I getting a meter? When will I be billed per metered usage?
6. My water pressure seems low, what should my pressure be?
7. My water has a bad taste or odor, is it safe to drink?
8. What do I do if I need emergency water service repairs after hours or on a weekend?
9. How can I save money on my water bill?