City Honors & Awards

Modesto. The name of our city is derived from the Spanish word, "Modest," but as you can see, we have a lot to brag about! Here, we chronicle our awards and recognition. Find out all the ways Modesto is a terrific place to live, work and play.
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    Modesto City Council Approves Commercial and Personal Cannabis Regulation

    On December 12, 2017, the Modesto City Council approved proposed regulation of commercial cannabis activity and personal cannabis cultivation. The regulations are expected to become effective in February 2018. Read on...
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    New watering schedule effective November 1, 2017

    City Council approved two days a week outdoor water use for City’s contiguous water customers effective November 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018. Council also approved the return to three days a week watering from April 1, 2018 through October 31, 2018. Read on...
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    City Receives Outstanding Achievement Award for Financial Reporting

    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. Read on...