Modesto officials plan on introducing to the public next month a proposed ordinance that would regulate how church groups, nonprofits and anyone else feed the homeless and poor in city parks, after growing complaints that this activity has led to litter and other problems.
Four candidates are campaigning for three full-term seats on the Modesto City Schools board, with an appointee the only filer for a two-year post. The winners will have to prioritize needs competing for the district’s better funding, and start a search for a new superintendent as retirement approaches for Pam Able.
With the expected passage of Measure F, Modesto City Schools will gain the option of having by-area elections. Such splits are meant to increase community involvement, but none of this works if nobody steps up to run.