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Council eyes Measure D road repairs tonight

Council eyes Measure D road repairs tonight

| May 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council will decide tonight whether to accept the list of streets recommended for road repair under Measure D funding. Measure D is the half-cent sales tax approved in 2016 by Martinez voters. The revenues can be used solely for local road maintenance and repairs, and the tax lasts 15 years. […]

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School district looks to cut spending by $3.5 Million in 2019-20

| May 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Unified School District Board of Education will vote Monday on a resolution that says the District’s 2019-20 budget must cut spending by as much as $3.5 million. “[W]hile these actions must be taken to maintain the fiscal stability of the District, the Board of Education will continue to make every effort […]

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City Council affirms police pay raise

City Council affirms police pay raise

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez police officers will get an additional 8 percent raise starting July 1, Martinez City Council has decided. However, the city needs to find a better way to assure that the ongoing costs of public safety are funded without dipping into reserves, Martinez’s “rainy day” and one-time expenditure money, Vice Mayor Lara […]

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Council considers police pay raise tonight

Council considers police pay raise tonight

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council will consider tonight giving its police officers an additional 8 percent raise starting July 1, while it pursues placing a revenue measure on the November ballot. The $720,000 the 8 percent raise will cost the city will come from unallocated reserves, said Assistant City Manager Anne Cardwell in her […]

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School Board decides on delivery method for new John Muir Elementary School

School Board decides on delivery method for new John Muir Elementary School

| April 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Deciding on a method that would lock in a price earlier than other procedures, the Martinez Unified School District Board of Education agreed that the two-step “design-build” is how it would accept delivery of the new John Muir Elementary School. A new single building will replace the existing structures, and traffic flow […]

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Council hears need to address city’s structural deficit

| April 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez has a budgetary structural deficit that, if left unaddressed, will get worse as California Public Employees Retirement Service (CalPERS) costs rise. It also will take both a one-time hit as well as new ongoing costs caused by the dissolution of the Pleasant Hill-Martinez Joint Facilities agency (JFA.) That’s the update presented […]

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City willing to hear MPOA concerns

City willing to hear MPOA concerns

| April 4, 2018 | 1 Comment

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Public safety is a top priority for the Martinez City Council, and the city is willing to open its closed contract with the Martinez Police Officers Association to discuss a possible salary increase, Assistant City Manager Anne Cardwell said. “This process will need to be navigated with the city’s fiscal sustainability in […]

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City faces decisions to maintain reserves

City faces decisions to maintain reserves

| April 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council, which recently heard an updated forecast of significant increases in the California Public Employees Retirement Service’s future rates, will need to cut back spending in future years if it is to keep its financial reserves commitment. A joint report by Assistant City Manager Anne Cardwell and Finance Director David […]

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