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Letter to the Editor: Martinez redistricting: It’s like deja vu all over again

Letter to the Editor: Martinez redistricting: It’s like deja vu all over again

| September 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

With a hat tip to Yogi Berra Sunday mornings after a city council meeting I like to sit with my coffee, sometimes not so quietly, at my computer and watch the video recording. I want to thank Mr. Verrilli for speaking on behalf of the many Martinez voters who have had their votes suppressed – […]

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Residents call for independent redistricting at Council meeting

Residents call for independent redistricting at Council meeting

| September 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – More than a dozen people, including representatives of the Women’s League of Voters, Common Cause and 1000 Friends of Martinez urged the city council to adopt an ordinance establishing an independent redistricting commission at a Sept. 4 meeting Speaking for a new group, Martinez Residents for an Independent Redistricting Commission, Mike Flemming […]

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Letter to the Editor: Martinez needs an independent redistricting commission

Letter to the Editor: Martinez needs an independent redistricting commission

| September 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Our grassroots group, Martinez Residents for an Independent Redistricting Commission, has been active in asking the City Council to establish an Independent Redistricting Commission to redraw the currently gerrymandered voting districts in Martinez. While some may argue that we don’t need districts in the first place and that our previous at-large voting system worked fine, […]

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Greico: Voters, not politicians, should draw Martinez district maps

Greico: Voters, not politicians, should draw Martinez district maps

| March 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Speaking to about 40 Martinez residents Wednesday, an educator and activist with California Common Cause said the city’s voting districts should be drawn by a citizens’ commission rather than the Council’s politicians. Helen Grieco addressed those attending a meeting of The Thousand Friends of Martinez, a citizens group that is advocating for […]

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Council poised to finish CVRA action, buy Escobar properties for parking

Council poised to finish CVRA action, buy Escobar properties for parking

| March 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council will decide today whether to pay a Malibu attorney $30,000 for expenses it said it incurred while demanding the city convert its voting system from at-large to by-district elections. Kevin I. Shenkman, whose firm Shenkman and Hughes demanded October 2017 that Martinez alter its voting procedures or face a […]

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