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Council may vote today on proposed water rate hikes

Council may vote today on proposed water rate hikes

| February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council could adopt a resolution today that would increase water rates annually through 2024. City Engineer Tim Tucker will be giving the Council a water utility financial plan and rates study compiled by Municipal Financial Services. He will ask the Council to adopt a resolution announcing the intent to increase […]

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Elections, fires, FBI raid among 2018’s top stories

| January 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez had plenty of news in 2018. Elections dominated much of the year, from the switch to by-district voting to the push for a half-cent general sales tax with the intent to use much of it to bolster police and water system budgets and an extended and expanded parcel tax for Martinez […]

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Planning Commission to hear design review request for development of former golf course

Planning Commission to hear design review request for development of former golf course

| November 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – DeNova Homes will present its designs Tuesday to the Martinez Planning Commission for a 92-home development for the former Pine Meadow Golf Course property. Called “Traditions at the Meadow,” the development already has Planning Commission approval of its mitigated negative declaration, an environmental analysis, as well as the vesting tentative subdivision map. […]

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Commission endorses personal cannabis cultivation ordinance

Commission endorses personal cannabis cultivation ordinance

| November 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Planning Commission has endorsed a proposed ordinance that regulates personal cultivation of cannabis, and has recommended it for City Council approval. The decision came swiftly Tuesday after a staff presentation. Although no one spoke on the matter that night, Commissioners asked the Council to assure that some citizens’ concerns aired last […]

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Council district 4 candidates Q and A part II

Council district 4 candidates Q and A part II

| October 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Prior to every election, the Martinez News-Gazette asks local candidates a series of questions to inform voters about how those candidates stand on select issues. Below are the responses to three of seven questions submitted to Councilmember Debbie McKillop and challenger John Stevens. The pair are facing off for the District 4 seat on the […]

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Mayoral candidates spar in CCTV interview

Mayoral candidates spar in CCTV interview

| September 23, 2018 | 2 Comments

Martinez Mayoral race challenger Yazmin Llamas-Morales said her city is fractured, its municipal budget is facing fiscal calamity and its residents are looking to fresh faces like hers for solutions, even if that means she would spend time on a learning curve. Incumbent Mayor Rob Schroder said residents he meets are more optimistic, saying they […]

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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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