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City budget has few surprises, but Council wary of future expenses

City budget has few surprises, but Council wary of future expenses

| June 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – “This is not bad news,” Mayor Rob Schroder said after Finance Director David Glasser presented the proposed 2019-21 budget during a workshop Wednesday night. At the end of the two fiscal years covered by the budget, the General Fund – described as the city’s operating fund or “checkbook,” ends with a positive […]

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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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Council special meeting today focuses on strategic plan, budget goals

Council special meeting today focuses on strategic plan, budget goals

| March 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council will meet in a special session today to discuss goals for its 2019-20 Strategic Plan as well as its 2019-21 budget. In addition, members will hear updates on the preliminary 2019-21 capital improvement projects. A report prepared by Michael Chandler, deputy director of Administrative Services, and submitted by Manjit […]

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MUSD to hear Newsom budget impacts, call to trim $500k

| February 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Unified School District Board of Education will hear Monday how Governor Gavin Newsom’s state budget would affect district kindergarten through 12th-grade finances. The panel also will hear that at least $500,000 must be trimmed from the 2019-20 budget. Assistant District Superintendent Helen Rossi will describe that while California schools are guaranteed […]

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Board of Education selects design-build team for John Muir Elementary’s campus rebuild

Board of Education selects design-build team for John Muir Elementary’s campus rebuild

| December 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Unified School District Board of Education chose the design-build team Monday that will rebuild the John Muir Elementary School campus. Lathrop Construction Associates and HKIT Architects were hired to the job for no more than $29,842,624 under the two-step design-build approach to construction. The Board decided in April to use that […]

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Board of Education eyes finances, school safety

| September 9, 2018 | 1 Comment

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– Martinez Unified School District managed to curb expenses in Fiscal Year 2017-18, but still spent more than it received, according to a report the District’s Board of Education will hear Monday. The unaudited actual report, a year-end summary of the District’s financial status, gives the Board a chance to confirm the books […]

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MUSD education board approves budget while teachers, others, seek raises

| July 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Unified School District Board of Education approved a budget Monday that predicts $44,726,311 in revenues, but $46,143,568 in expenses. But prior to the Board’s actions, a series of teachers and members of the Martinez Education Association said the District has lost 20 percent of its special education teachers and 12 percent […]

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Council to hear midcycle budget, staffing recommendations tonight

Council to hear midcycle budget, staffing recommendations tonight

| June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez staff members will offer their recommendations for midcycle 2017-19 budget amendments, funding for local nonprofit organizations and staffing changes at tonight’s City Council meeting. The budget didn’t anticipate some of the city’s expenses, said City Manager Brad Kilger, Assistant City Manager Anne Cardwell and Finance Director David Glasser in their joint […]

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State’s $139 Billion budget increases spending, expands funding for education, homeless

| June 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

California’s latest $139 billion General Fund budget that will be put in place with Governor Jerry Brown’s signature, increases state spending by 9 percent, and increases appropriates to education and earmarks $500 million for homeless programs. The budget was approved by both the Senate and Assembly Thursday. Some in Sacramento have praised the compromise Brown […]

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