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City Manager's Blog

Aug 10

Modesto and the Bay-Delta Plan

Posted on August 10, 2018 at 11:58 AM by Thomas Reeves

The City of Modesto has historically been considered a model of success in maintaining its “water wealth” through the use of reservoir storage and dams. What Modesto residents may not know, however, is our access to water is at risk of being compromised as a result of the proposed amendments to the State’s Bay-Delta Plan.

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Aug 02

The City’s Path toward the Malcolm Baldrige Award

Posted on August 2, 2018 at 4:22 PM by Thomas Reeves

Even before being sworn is as Modesto’s City Manager on July 10, 2018, I had my sights set on a very prestigious award handed out to the nation’s top organizations.

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Jul 26

Modesto's Fire Season Heating Up

Posted on July 26, 2018 at 2:32 PM by Thomas Reeves

The California fire season started early and remains fierce.  The state is now considering the longer fire seasons as the “new norm,” and we should expect extreme fire conditions each and every year due to changes in our climate, extreme bug kill in our forests, years of drought, and wildland urban development.  

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