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Donation amounts proposed for upcoming budget cycle

| June 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – When the Martinez City Council adopts its 2019-21 budget, likely next month, it will be awarding grants to a variety of nonprofit organizations that have requested funding for community events and services. Many of the applicants have past records with the city, although a few are asking for money for the first […]

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Council eyes five-year capital improvement program update

Council eyes five-year capital improvement program update

| June 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council is looking ahead to the next five years, determining what capital improvements will be included in the current and future budget adoptions. During Wednesday’s budget workshop, Interim City Engineer Randy Leptien shared a five-year list of projects, of which the first two are funded in the 2019-21 budget that […]

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Council workshop today to address 2019-21 city budget

| May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council will get a chance at a workshop today to refine the proposed 2019-21 two-year budget. That document needs to be in place by the beginning of the next fiscal year, which starts July 1. At its meeting May 23, the Council’s Budget and Finance Subcommittee got a preview of […]

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Martinez Police blotter for May 1-15, 2019

Martinez Police blotter for May 1-15, 2019

| May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

On May 1, 2019 at 1:29 pm, Officer Miller responded to a fight at Amtrak. A man was arrested for public intoxication. Case# 19-1235. At 6:40 am, Sergeant Muncher took a vehicle burglary report from a resident in the 200 block of Sunnybrae Drive. The vehicle’s window was smashed and a nail gun was taken. […]

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Martinez honors military dead in Memorial Day ceremonies

Martinez honors military dead in Memorial Day ceremonies

| May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – “We are here to honor the greatest men and women the world has seen, from the greatest country the world will ever know,” United States Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Anthony Jenny told those who gathered at Ignacio Park Monday for the Martinez Memorial Day ceremony. Jenny delivered the Memorial Day message at […]

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Ginelli chosen to represent MUSD Area 5

Ginelli chosen to represent MUSD Area 5

| May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – After a series of interviews Monday night, Martinez Unified School District Board of Education chose Jeremie Ginelli to succeed Bobbi Horack, who was forced to resign after moving out of that voting area. Ginelli is an attorney who also is a member of the Martinez Parks, Recreation, Marina and Cultural Commission, and […]

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Council seeks PRMCC input on Waterfront

| May 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – If the Parks, Recreation, Marina and Cultural Commission (PRMCC) members have wondered whether “Marina” should be kept in their panel’s name, they got their answer Wednesday from the Martinez City Council – “Yes.” “The PRMCC are experts on what the community is looking for,” City Manager Eric Figueroa said. City staff is […]

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Education Board to fill Area 5 vacancy Monday

| May 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Before the end of Monday’s meeting, the Martinez Unified School District Board of Education will fill the Area 5 vacancy created when incumbent Bobbi Horack moved into another area. Once she moved, Horack no longer was eligible to represent Area 5. Six applicants will be interviewed at the meeting, after which the […]

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Council’s contract amendment concludes Joint Facilities agreement, residents ask City help with school fighting

Council’s contract amendment concludes Joint Facilities agreement, residents ask City help with school fighting

| May 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A longtime problem that began in the 1970s when Martinez and Pleasant Hill made an agreement to buy computer equipment that was far more expensive in that era is over, the Martinez City Council heard after voting on a legal procedure Wednesday night. On second reading, the Council unanimously amended its contract […]

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