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City’s open space protection measure has narrow lead

City’s open space protection measure has narrow lead

| June 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez voters showed Tuesday they want a say if open spaces are to be developed, but by a 75-vote margin so far, indicate that such referendums should not apply to privately-owned properties. Measure F, placed on the ballot by the Martinez City Council, has received 2,762 “yes” votes and 2,542 “no” votes, […]

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Council approves DeNova residential development documents for former golf course

Council approves DeNova residential development documents for former golf course

| June 10, 2018 | 1 Comment

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council, with Vice Mayor Lara DeLaney abstaining, have approved development documents Wednesday associated with DeNova Homes’ proposal to put 92 homes on the former Pine Meadow Golf Course. The vote Wednesday night came during an extended appeal of a unanimous Planning Commission vote that also approved the mitigated negative declaration, […]

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Friday update pushes Measure I on top; 60k ballots yet to be counted

Friday update pushes Measure I on top; 60k ballots yet to be counted

| June 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

A razor thin margin of four votes shows Measure I ahead of Measure F in the duel of opposing open space measures following a Friday afternoon update provided by the Contra Costa County election department. Election night results showed Measure F on top by 75 votes. Election officials informed there was over 80,000 ballots left […]

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Council delays vote on Vine Hill

Council delays vote on Vine Hill

| June 3, 2018 | 1 Comment

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Following the guidance of Senior Assistant City Attorney Veronica Nebb, Martinez City Council agreed Wednesday to delay its decision on the Vine Hill Way development for a week, so the full panel could vote on the matter. The three attending Councilmembers were split after hearing presentations by appellant Tim Platt, a member […]

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Planning Commission recommends Council approval of General Plan, Housing Element reports

| May 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Planning Commission is sending the annual reports on implementation of the city’s General Plan and its Housing Element to the Martinez City Council for acceptance. Christina Ratcliffe, Community and Economic Development director, and Contract Planner Brian Millar sent the 2017 reports to the Commission, which conducted a public hearing Tuesday to […]

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Council to hear appeal of Vine Hill Way development

Council to hear appeal of Vine Hill Way development

| May 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Two Martinez residents who historically are on opposite sides of whether the former Pine Meadow Golf Course should be developed with housing have sent a Planning Commission decision on the matter to the City Council. The public hearing is tonight at City Hall. In a brief message to several officials, including City […]

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What if I want a granny unit?

What if I want a granny unit?

| May 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

The East Bay Times editorial (on Measure I and Measure F) is an excellent summary of the history of the debate and the shameful actions by the City in this battle over land use decisions in Martinez. The editorial is timely, focused, and leaves no doubt about the Council’s efforts to thwart the will of […]

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Yes on F – No on I: Why the East Bay Times Editorial completely misses the mark

Yes on F – No on I: Why the East Bay Times Editorial completely misses the mark

| May 30, 2018 | 6 Comments

The May 29th editorial in the East Bay Times completely misses the mark on Measures F and I on the June ballot. In addition to being blatantly one-sided, the information presented by Dan Borenstein in the editorial was missing the facts. I am writing this letter to clear up some relevant issues. Measure I is […]

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Letter to the Editor: Green-lining as the new red-lining?

Letter to the Editor: Green-lining as the new red-lining?

| May 20, 2018 | 3 Comments

This week I was invited to watch some of this year’s Congress For The New Urbanism’s (CNU.org) talks from Savannah GA. During Wednesday’s talk the speaker posed an interesting thought on the way cities are defining open space that suggested green-lining has replaced red-lining. For readers not familiar with the term red-lining, it was the […]

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Letter to the Editor: Who is going to pay for it?

Letter to the Editor: Who is going to pay for it?

| May 20, 2018 | 1 Comment

Looks like the political hyperbole is heating up in anticipation of the June primary election. We received the slick four-page Yes on Measure I brochure in the mail this morning. Savings our parks should be a no-brainer. Everyone wants to save our parks, right? However, this is really a land-grab of the former Pine Meadow […]

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