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City Council returns tonight from summer break with full agenda

City Council returns tonight from summer break with full agenda

| September 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – City Manager Eric Figueroa is recommending that some of the key provisions of new labor agreements be incorporated into the City’s Management Compensation Plan. The estimated cost of the proposed adjustments for Fiscal Year 2019-20 is approximately $87,000 in the current fiscal year and $174,000 when fully implemented in the fiscal year […]

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Park District issues 10-Year report on Measure WW Grant Program: $117 million invested in park and recreation projects

Park District issues 10-Year report on Measure WW Grant Program: $117 million invested in park and recreation projects

| August 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Oakland, CA – The East Bay Regional Park District, consistent with its tradition of strong fiscal management and transparency, has published a 10-year report on its Measure WW local grant program. The report showcases the many local park and recreation projects throughout Alameda and Contra Costa counties funded by the Park District. As of 2019, […]

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MUSD update on Measure R improvements

| August 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Martinez Unified School District (MUSD) will welcome about 4,200 students when school starts this week. The school board kicked-off the fall semester with a busy agenda including an update on the status of the $120 million Measure R school facility improvements at the Aug. 12 meeting. John Muir Elementary will be […]

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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 to receive Measure H annual report, review CalPERS/JFA contract

Council to receive Measure H annual report, review CalPERS/JFA contract

| May 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council will vote tonight whether to amend a contract with the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) to provide for the merger of the Pleasant Hill-Martinez Joint Facilities Agency (JFA.) That agency was formed in the 1970s to make the purchase of computer equipment more efficient. But Pleasant Hill soon […]

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Sal’s lease extension, concession stand repairs, Firefly on tonight’s Council agenda

Sal’s lease extension, concession stand repairs, Firefly on tonight’s Council agenda

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Decisions on a restaurant’s lease extension, Waterfront Park’s concession stand repairs and an ordinance amendment to accommodate the company whose cannabis dispensary application had been put on hold are on tonight’s Martinez City Council meeting agenda. Also under consideration tonight are an employees’ compensation plan and a Capital Improvement Program amendment related […]

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Cemetery commission to eye finances today

| April 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Cemetery Commission will review its finances and look to future economic projections and expenses, from capital improvements to routine maintenance to having reserves set aside for unexpected expenditures. The Commission also will hear a presentation on the Martinez Cemetery Preservation Alliance by Joseph Palmer, another by Pete Carpenter on St. Catherine’s […]

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MUSD Board makes budget cuts, most in administration

MUSD Board makes budget cuts, most in administration

| March 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Unified School District Board of Education cut nearly $400,000 from its current budget Monday night. Most of the trimming came from the District’s administration rather than the classrooms. Four para educator positions and one classroom position were eliminated. The cuts were needed because of rising costs without comparable rise in revenues, […]

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Council unanimously hires Figueroa as new city manager

Council unanimously hires Figueroa as new city manager

| March 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Eric Figueroa received unanimous support from Martinez City Council and will become its new city Manager April 22. The vote came during Wednesday’s Council meeting, which Figueroa attended. Figueroa, has been San Ramon’s assistant city manager since 2014, and was chosen from 35 candidates considered in a nationwide search by consultants Avery […]

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