Welcome to our College Area Neighborhood Alliance (CANA) site! Modesto
Mission Statement: "Neighbors working together with the City to create a safe, clean, family-friendly and vibrant neighborhood."
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About CANA - How it started
(Boundaries are McHenry, Tully, Orangeburg, and Needham)
A Strategic Plan for 2010-2013 was adopted by the Modesto
City Council as the guiding document for the City of Modesto on September 28,
2010. One of the initiatives stated in the section titled Community & Partnerships was to build and
promote partnerships that engage neighborhoods and create a sense of community.
A Steering committee came together in 2010 to form the
College Area Neighborhood Alliance to focus on enriching the neighborhood by
taking action to solve issues and making it a better place to live for all. It
is founded on community involvement and is not a political group. Anyone who
lives or owns property within the boundary of CANA can participate in the
neighborhood activities and events.
Coordinating and participating in
activities is purely voluntary.
Neighborhoods all over Modesto are forming alliances for safety, graffiti, trees, and many other neighborhood concerns.
Any resident can attend meetings and participate on a volunteer basis. This
format builds a communication among residents, city officials, and the Modesto
Police Department to create a safe, clean, and beautiful neighborhood.
What does CANA do?
Preserves, improves, and develops the neighborhood and the community
Protects and enhances property values and the integrity of the neighborhood
Helps residents make new friends and get to know their neighbors
Promotes a people helping people atmosphere
Addresses neighborhood problems such as traffic, trash and code and zoning violations
Organizes neighborhood cleanups and common area upkeep
Sends out an e-Newsletter to announce activities and events
Maintains a website as a resource for all residents and details how they can help keep our neighborhood safe
Plans activities to build a sense of community and provide opportunities for neighbors to meet each other
Coordinates with the Modesto Crime Prevention Unit on programs such as Neighborhood Watch and National Night Out
Works with MPD and outside contractor to provide neighborhood policing and security patrol
Develops and maintains relationships with City Council representatives, city staff, and non-profit agencies