Posted on: April 1, 2018

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Posted on: April 16, 2018

Four ways to take advantage of the new federally-certified opportunity zones in the Modesto area

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On April 9, the US Department of Treasury certified 17 census tracts in the Modesto area as Opportunity Zones (OZ).  Nationally, there is $6.1 Trillion in capital gains that could be invested in Opportunity Zones, which could make this effort the...

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City Press Releases
Posted on: April 4, 2018

Lifeguard and Title 22 Course Available

Lifeguard Training

Do you want to spend your school vacation at
the pool, enjoying the sun and earning money this summer? Are you at least 15years old?  Do you like responsibility and impacting the lives of children
and families?  Sign up for the Lifeg...

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City Press Releases
Posted on: April 2, 2018

2018 Summer Activity Guide Available Now

Activity Guide Cover Summer 2018

Interested in finding activities to keep your youngsters or yourself this summer?  Check out the Summer 2018 Activity Guide to find out what programs the City of Modesto's Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department is offering this summer. &a...

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City Press Releases
Posted on: February 9, 2018

Modesto Soars to #33 in Milken Institute's 2017 Best-Performing Large City Ranking

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The Milken Institute's Best-Performing Cities - Where America's Jobs are Created and Sustained report for 2017 documents Modesto's rapid rise in rank among the 150 largest cities in the United States.   The Milken report released in January 2018 ...

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Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities Report City Press Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2017

City of Modesto Releases the 2018 Environmental Calendar

Presenting educational environmental information in a calendar supports teaching our community about the environment in a unique format that can be used year-round.

The calendars are available (in limited quantity) at the following locations:

  • City Hall Info...
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Posted on: October 25, 2017

New watering schedule effective November 1, 2017

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Governor Brown’s Executive Order B-37-16 in May of 2016 delivered the message that Water Conservation is a new way of life in California.  Over the past five years, Californians have endured a historic drought that has affected our surface and gr...

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Current Watering Schedule City Press Releases
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.

Under the California Beverage...

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City Press Releases
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...

City Press Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2016

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Posted on: March 30, 2018

New Watering Schedule Effective April 1st

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Starting April 1, water customers in Modesto, Salida, and Empire will move to a three-day weekly watering schedule.  Customers in Turlock, Grayson, Ceres Walnut Manor, and Del Rio will remain on a continuous two-day schedule.  This water...

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Posted on: June 13, 2017

City Receives Outstanding Achievement Award for Financial Reporting

Government Finance Officers Association Award

For the second consecutive year, the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has given an Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting to the City of Modesto. The Award for Outstanding Achi...

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Posted on: July 7, 2016

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Posted on: April 8, 2018

Summer Archery Classes Begin Soon

Join the Yahi Bowmen of Modesto to learn the fundamentals of archery during two sessions of Archery Classes for Youth and Families.  There will be two sessions, held on Saturdays at Modesto Reservoir Archery Range, 18143 Reservoir Road.  ...

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Parks, Recreation & Neighborhoods
Posted on: April 8, 2018

Summer Soccer Begins Soon

Sign up for the first session of summer 2018 soccer classes brought to you by the City of Modesto Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department and Kidz Love Soccer.  Designed for all skill levels, these classes will teach the basics through age-...

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Parks, Recreation & Neighborhoods
Posted on: April 4, 2018

Lifeguard and Title 22 Course Available

Lifeguard Training

Do you want to spend your school vacation at
the pool, enjoying the sun and earning money this summer? Are you at least 15years old?  Do you like responsibility and impacting the lives of children
and families?  Sign up for the Lifeg...

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Parks, Recreation & Neighborhoods
Posted on: April 2, 2018

2018 Summer Activity Guide Available Now

Activity Guide Cover Summer 2018

Interested in finding activities to keep your youngsters or yourself this summer?  Check out the Summer 2018 Activity Guide to find out what programs the City of Modesto's Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department is offering this summer. &a...

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Parks, Recreation & Neighborhoods
Posted on: April 2, 2018

Modesto Junior Giants Summer Baseball Registration

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Announcing 2018 Junior Giants’ Baseball RegistrationThe City of Modesto Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department is glad to announce our 2018 Junior Giant League on-line registration for girls and boys ages 5-13 is now OPEN. Coaches and pl...

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Posted on: July 7, 2016

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Posted on: March 1, 2018

Free Backyard Composting Classes

Non-Modesto residents are also welcome to attend, but there will be a $35.00 tuition cost for those living outside the city.  Two spring classes will be held on:

  • Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 6:30pm to ...
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Recycling News
Posted on: January 8, 2018

Earth Day 2018

Modesto’s 29th Annual Earth Day in the Park Festival will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Graceada Park, located at 401 Needham Street, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This popular free community event provides a unique opportunity to learn about the enviro...

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Posted on: April 20, 2018

***Update*** Water Main Hit at Pike Park

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At 8:33 am a water Main was struck during construction and is now leaking water at Pike Park off of Kearney Ave and Princeton Ave. 

City Crews are on Site and are working with Construction crews to mitigate the impact. Traffic is no longer affecte...

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Road Closures & Traffic
Posted on: April 20, 2018

Traffic Impact Due to Service Repairs and Upgrades Available online

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Traffic may be impacted due to service at the following locations:

  • 1626 J st (Hydrant Maintenance)
  • 2128 Artistry (Hydrant Maintenance)
  • 4900 Horton Ave (Leak)
  • 290 Santa Rosa Ave (Valve Maintenance)
  • 344 Santa Rita (Valve Maintenance)
  •  224 Kerr Ave (Valve...
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Road Closures & Traffic