Posted on: November 16, 2017

Roosevelt Park Storm Drainage Improvements Meeting

The City is proposing to replace existing storm to sewer cross connections with a drainage system that collects stormwater at the street surface and sends it to an underground basin at Roosevelt Park. The City sent a survey to residents requesting input a...

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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:

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Posted on: November 3, 2017

Modesto Area Express (MAX) Launches New Real Time Bus Tracker System

Modesto Area Express (MAX) is pleased to announce a new system that shows our customers real-time bus locations for all our MAX bus routes.

Wonder when the next bus is due to arrive at your bus stop? Up-to-the-minute accurate answers are at your fingertips...

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Posted on: October 25, 2017

New watering schedule effective November 1, 2017

Sprinkler watering grass

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: October 23, 2017

The City of Modesto is seeking applicants to Citizen Advisory Groups

Citizen input is essential to the success of local government, as such, citizen groups, called Boards, Commissions and Committees, are formed to assist the City Council in making critical policy decisions that impact the community.  These advisor...

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Posted on: October 24, 2017

Holiday Special Event Volunteers Needed

The City of Modesto Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department is now recruiting volunteers for the Annual Celebration of Lights Holiday Parade on December 2, 2017 and the Annual Spirit of Giving 5K Fun Run on December 9, 2017 and we need your help! &...

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Posted on: July 17, 2017

Service Fees for Credit Card Use Added to Some City Payments Starting September

Credit Card in a man's hand

Modesto City Council voted on July 11, 2017 to approve a resolution assessing a service fee of 2.4% for all debit and credit card transactions, excluding utility services on regular monthly utility bills, parking garage fees and transit fare media transac...

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City Press Releases
Posted on: June 23, 2017

City Awarded $1 Million Dollar Grant for Youth Soccer

Young Soccer Players on a Soccer Field

The California Department of Parks and Recreation Youth Soccer and Development Program has awarded $1 million to the City of Modesto for the proposed Carpenter Road Area Soccer Complex. The complex is located in the Tuolumne River Regional Park, and will ...

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City Press Releases
Posted on: May 30, 2017

City Works To Reduce Dig-Ins to Gas Lines

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Digging into gas pipelines can have serious safety consequences that can be avoided by calling 811 or using 811express.com. 811 is the federally-designated call-before-you-dig number that helps homeowners and professionals avoid damaging vital utilities. ...

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City Press Releases
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.

“Wi...

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City Press Releases
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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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: October 25, 2017

New watering schedule effective November 1, 2017

Sprinkler watering grass

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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Posted on: October 23, 2017

The City of Modesto is seeking applicants to Citizen Advisory Groups

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Citizen input is essential to the success of local government, as such, citizen groups, called Boards, Commissions and Committees, are formed to assist the City Council in making critical policy decisions that impact the community.  These advisor...

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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: 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: November 9, 2017

Senior Meal Program Resumes at Modesto's Senior Citizens Center

Lunches are served at the Modesto Senior Citizens Center, 211 Bodem Street at 11:30 am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  The lunch program had been suspended while the kitchen was reconstructed and remodeled.  The lunch program will...

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Parks, Recreation & Neighborhoods
Posted on: October 30, 2017

New Pickleball Courts in Modesto Park

Beyer Tennis Courts- Pickle Ball Players

Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in America, particularly appealing to active seniors,  it is now available in Modesto. The City of Modesto Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department recently painted 8 pickleball courts on three of the...

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Parks, Recreation & Neighborhoods
Posted on: October 19, 2017

Holiday Special Event Volunteers Needed

The City of Modesto Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department is now recruiting volunteers for the Annual Celebration of Lights Holiday Parade on December 2, 2017 and the Annual Spirit of Giving 5K Fun Run on December 9, 2017 and we need your help! &...

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Posted on: October 11, 2017

Final Session of Fall Swim Classes Starts Soon

Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department are gearing up to begin the last session of Fall Swim Lessons. Sign up today to save your spot! Classes are held in the evening two days a week for about four weeks totaling 8 classes per session. To...

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Parks, Recreation & Neighborhoods
Posted on: July 7, 2016

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Posted on: July 7, 2016

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Posted on: July 7, 2016

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Posted on: October 20, 2017

The National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness will be in Los Angeles, CA on March

The National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness will be in Los Angeles, CA on March 1st - March 2nd. The conference is two days of learning and sharing with thought-leaders and advocates in family and youth homelessness. Get the latest per...

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Posted on: November 3, 2017

Modesto Area Express (MAX) Launches New Real Time Bus Tracker System

Modesto Area Express (MAX) is pleased to announce a new system that shows our customers real-time bus locations for all our MAX bus routes.

Wonder when the next bus is due to arrive at your bus stop? Up-to-the-minute accurate answers are at your fingertips...

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Locate Your Bus Transit Announcements
Posted on: November 13, 2017

Free Bus Service To & From Thanksgiving Dinner

Modesto Area Express (MAX) will provide limited bus service free of charge on Thanksgiving Day (November 23) to and from the Salvation Army Free Thanksgiving Dinner served at Modesto Centre Plaza.  The bus service will be provided on the three ro...

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Announcements Transit Announcements
Posted on: October 18, 2017

New Route & Schedule Changes

On February 1, 2018, Modesto Area Express will make some changes to some routes and fares. Documents detailing these changes are published to this web page. Final ride guides and maps will be available in January.

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Upcoming Route Changes Transit Announcements
Posted on: August 18, 2016

Bus Passes Available at Buddy's Mail Room

New Pass Outlet - Buddy's Mail Room now selling monthly bus passes.

Buddy's Mail Room
2900 Standiford Ave, #16BModesto, California

Phone Number: 209-578-6666

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Posted on: October 19, 2017

Holiday Special Event Volunteers Needed

The City of Modesto Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department is now recruiting volunteers for the Annual Celebration of Lights Holiday Parade on December 2, 2017 and the Annual Spirit of Giving 5K Fun Run on December 9, 2017 and we need your help! &...

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