Managing the services of a city the size of Modesto takes a strong and capable team. As City Manager, Joe Lopez is responsible for all operations of city government, and making recommendations to the City Council on a variety of issues as well as carrying out the decisions of the Council.
The City of Modesto is changing. We are building better neighborhoods, engaging partners strategically and aligning our priorities to address our overarching areas of focus: Quality of Life, Economic Vitality, and Governance and Service Delivery (from our Strategic Plan 2020 - 2025). We face challenges but we are a dedicated team and remain confident in the future.
Modesto is an amazing community that has something to offer everyone: a vibrant downtown bursting with great restaurants, movies, shows and festivals, unique neighborhoods, wonderful family-friendly parks and beautiful trees. We are a city of Great Neighbors, who care about this community.
We are proud to serve the citizens of Modesto along with over 1,000 other men and women in this organization.
We are committed to being champions of change, working toward a future that embraces community, businesses, partnerships and igniting a passion for service, innovation and accountability. We encourage you to let us know how we’re doing as you experience City services - your input is important to me and helps us provide exceptional service.
It's no secret the City of Modesto's budget has been impacted greatly by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Governor's budget for Fiscal Year 2020/2021 does not go deep enough in assisting California cities of our size. Below is an excerpt from a letter...