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Message from the Mayor: Let’s play ball

Message from the Mayor: Let’s play ball

| April 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

By ROB SCHRODER Mayor of Martinez At a special meeting of the Martinez City Council, the license agreement between the city and the Martinez Clippers, LLC was approved. Professional baseball is coming to Martinez, and opening day is Thursday, May 31. The Martinez Clippers will host the Sonoma Stompers at the newly rebuilt Joe DiMaggio […]

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Noralea Gipner: Information on Marin Clean Energy (MCE) program

Noralea Gipner: Information on Marin Clean Energy (MCE) program

| April 15, 2018 | 1 Comment

Today I am going to write about the benefits of the MCE program as I understand it. In 2006, the California legislature passed the Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32), which set the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. In 2015, Governor Brown issued an executive order that further requires […]

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Letter to the Editor: Stevens positioning for mayoral run?

| April 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

As I picked a copy of the Gazette at a friend of mine’s house I came upon John Stevens’ article. It’s rather disturbing because it certainly sounds like he is positioning himself to run for Mayor while downplaying the accomplishments that have made by Rob Schroder and the council (past and present) for building the […]

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Column 1: Falling is a word

Column 1: Falling is a word

| April 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist FALLING IS A WORD we use for a number of activities, each one denoting some movement, some good, some not so good. Thus, when adding ‘ down’, as in falling down, it conjures up some ugly pictures in the mind. It can become very personal. Such was the […]

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MPD pay and retention issue

MPD pay and retention issue

| April 11, 2018 | 12 Comments

This is not as simple as some are making it out to be. Police are a top priority, but money voted for parks years ago cannot just be given to police. Even if the council could give that money to the police, they would be breaking rules doing it and be in trouble. From what […]

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Letter to the Editor: Thank you for another great Easter Hunt

Letter to the Editor: Thank you for another great Easter Hunt

| April 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

The sun was shining, the children were excited, over 2,500 candy filled plastic easter eggs were ready to be hunted. The Easter Bunny was on site for pictures and there were over 150 prize eggs. Thank you to the following sponsors and partners who made the Martinez Annual Easter Egg Hunt a wonderful success: Scott […]

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Kudos Councilmember Gipner

Kudos Councilmember Gipner

| April 9, 2018 | 2 Comments

Thank you Councilmember for your letter to the editor on April 4 that brought to light the serious financial issues of our City. For some time now, Mayor Schroder has touted the large reserve in the General Fund Unassigned Reserves, or as he calls it “the rainy day fund.”   That along with the City’s bond […]

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Noralea Gipner: Community help needed with police funding issue

Noralea Gipner: Community help needed with police funding issue

| April 4, 2018 | 5 Comments

By NORALEA GIPNER Martinez City Council There has been a lot of talk in the last few weeks that the police department is not getting a fair shake in terms of their salaries as they compare to our neighboring cities. Believe me, I am extremely unhappy about the situation I find our city in. That […]

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City releases response to police association letter

City releases response to police association letter

| March 29, 2018 | 5 Comments

The following is provided in an effort to convey additional pertinent information to the community on this important topic and illustrate that the City is making every effort to be responsive to MPOA’s request within the confines of state law. MARTINEZ – The Martinez Police Officers Association (MPOA) recently released a post on Twitter and […]

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Letter to the Editor: Do you know this Martinez Police Officer?

Letter to the Editor: Do you know this Martinez Police Officer?

| March 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Chances are, you may have met them but they are no longer working in Martinez. Recently, we, the Martinez Police Officers Association (MPOA) have been asked by community members why it seems the Martinez Police Department always has new faces working our streets. Some have asked, “What happened to Officer insert departed Officer’s name?” We […]

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