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Court rules in favor of Pine Meadow opponents

Court rules in favor of Pine Meadow opponents

| February 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Contra Costa County Superior Court ruled in favor of Friends of Pine Meadow, a political action committee, that filed a complaint against the City of Martinez and DeNova Homes. The complaint held that the city’s resolution 011-17 incorrectly changed the zoning of the former Pine Meadow golf course from ‘open space/recreation’ and cleared the […]

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Letter to the Editor: Pine Meadow going before court

Letter to the Editor: Pine Meadow going before court

| November 4, 2018 | 1 Comment

Dear Editor, The Friends of Pine Meadow lawsuit to overturn the City council’s “rewrite history” decision that changed Pine Meadow from open space to residential is finally going to be heard by Contra Costa Superior Court. On January 19, 2017 the City Council voted that the 43 year old open space designation for Pine Meadow […]

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Council continues hearing Vine Hill-Pine Meadow appeal tonight

Council continues hearing Vine Hill-Pine Meadow appeal tonight

| June 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council will pick up tonight where it left off last week when it meets to rule on an appeal of an application for residential development on the former Pine Meadow golf course. The hearing was continued from the May 30 meeting, at which Mayor Rob Schroder and Councilmembers Debbie McKillop […]

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Planning commission approves Pine Meadow development documents

Planning commission approves Pine Meadow development documents

| May 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Planning Commission has approved unanimously both the mitigated negative declaration and the vesting tentative map for a proposed development to be built on the former Pine Meadow Golf Course. “That’s it. The project is approved,” said Christina Ratcliffe, Martinez Community and Economic Development director. However, one the development’s opponent, Tim Platt, […]

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Public hearing on Pine Meadow documents Tuesday

| May 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A public hearing for a mitigated negative declaration and vesting tentative map for the former Pine Meadow Golf Course will take place Tuesday during a meeting of the Planning Commission. The property is at 451 Vine Hill Way, and now is owned by the Meadow Creek Group, according to a notice issued […]

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Friends Of Pine Meadow Wins Appeal Of SLAPP Suit Decision

Friends Of Pine Meadow Wins Appeal Of SLAPP Suit Decision

| March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Defendants Friends of Pine Meadow has won a California First District Court of Appeal case in which the organization was accused of using its name “to deceive fellow citizens into believing they were friends with the golf course owners….and represented the interests of these owners and the golf course.” The court ruled that Christine Dean, […]

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Martinez City Council may offer cannabis waivers to Firefly

Martinez City Council may offer cannabis waivers to Firefly

| April 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Firefly, the company that has been attempting to open a marijuana dispensary in Martinez since 2017, could get some waivers from the city’s new commercial cannabis ordinance requirements, according to a resolution under consideration today by the City Council. An amendment to the new ordinance could be introduced at tonight’s meeting, and […]

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Letter to the Editor: City council loses major lawsuit

Letter to the Editor: City council loses major lawsuit

| March 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

The City Council has lost the Pine Meadow Rewrite History lawsuit. The Contra Costa County Superior Court states in their February 8 ruling: “… no reasonable person could have reached the conclusion the City did in 2017 that ‘the Subject Property has a residential land use designation’….” The Court goes on to state: “… it […]

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Council takes next step in Measure X monitoring

Council takes next step in Measure X monitoring

| February 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – wMartinez City Council expects to take the next step today in monitoring how Measure X half-cent sales tax revenues will be spent once they start accumulating in amounts that can be used. City staff will ask the Council to vote on a resolution to establish a citizens’ oversight committee and to adopt […]

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Martinez City Council announces intent to change water rates

Martinez City Council announces intent to change water rates

| February 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council agreed Wednesday to start the process of revising it water rates to make its fee system “defensible.” Many residential customers would see increases as a result, although a few customers with large meters will see their rates decline, according to a report presented by City Engineer Tim Tucker and […]

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