Entertainment Commission

Regular Meetings

  • The 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at 4:30 p.m.
  • Tenth Street Place
    1010 10th Street, Conference Room 2001

Agendas and Minutes can be found at the following link:  Agenda Center

Members

NameOrganizationTerm Expires
Eduardo FloresBusiness Permit HolderJune 30, 2023
Carlos YamzonNon-Profit/Special Event HolderDecember 31, 2019
Middagh GoodwinBoard Member/Economic or Tourism OrganizationDecember 31, 2019
Julia WashingtonEvent Planning/Marketing SpecialistJune 30, 2023
William DeBoardAt-large CitizenDecember 31, 2018
Brock WileyAt-large CitizenJune 30, 2021
Alan FalconerAt-large CitizenJune 30, 2022
Carrie MillerAlternate Non-Permit HolderJune 30, 2021

Responsibilities

The Entertainment Commission is responsible for overseeing the entertainment permit process, including dance and processing of special event requests within the City of Modesto. The Entertainment Commission's purpose is to encourage the development of new entertainment businesses as well as assist the organizers and operators to plan and coordinate City services for major events. This will allow the business or event to flourish while meeting the City's public health, safety and welfare needs.


Additional Entertainment Commission Information

The Entertainment Commission, appointed by the Modesto City Council on March 10, 2009, helps to coordinate and facilitate the planning and permitting process for special events and entertainment establishments. The seven-member commission reviews Entertainment Permit Applications and conducts hearings to gather the information needed to make decisions regarding all applications.


Entertainment Business Development

Additionally, the Commission aims to encourage the development of new entertainment businesses as well as assist the organizers and operators of existing businesses and/or events to plan and coordinate City services for major events. This will allow the business or event to flourish while meeting the City's public health, safety and welfare needs.


Entertainment Permit Applications

It is unlawful for any person to own, conduct, operate, maintain or participate therein in any place of entertainment in the City of Modesto without first having obtained a permit from the Entertainment Commission.


Failure to obtain a Entertainment Permit can result in penalties under the new ordinance. Your establishment/business/event can be cited under Municipal Code 4-1.420, which can result in a misdemeanor.


To obtain an Entertainment Permit, fill out the required application and provide all of the information requested. Any missing information will slow down the review process. A completed application may take as long as 45 days to process, please plan accordingly.

  

Submit completed application and fee at:

City of Modesto
Community & Economic Development Department
1010 Tenth Street, Suite 3300
Modesto, CA 95353