Tag: finances

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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Board of Education to tackle MUSD budget cuts

Board of Education to tackle MUSD budget cuts

| March 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Unified School District Board of Education will decide Monday where it will trim hundreds of thousands of dollars from the budget it adopted in June 2018. “Although the Governor’s January Budget Proposal does provide for a slight increase in funding for MUSD, the need to made reductions still exists due to […]

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Measure D overseers review sales tax, road projects

Measure D overseers review sales tax, road projects

| March 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – At one time, Martinez had about $450,000 in gasoline tax and other revenues to spend on road repairs. With local voters’ approval of Measure D in 2016 and California’s fuel taxes and vehicle registration fees increases through Senate Bill 1 sustained by voters last year, Martinez has nearly ten times that money […]

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Schroder, Sappal give ‘State of City’ address

Schroder, Sappal give ‘State of City’ address

| March 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez has $8.1 million in reserves, which Mayor Rob Schroder calls the city’s “rainy day” fund. But that doesn’t mean Martinez is ready for some hefty expenses ahead, he cautioned. Speaking Wednesday morning at the Martinez Chamber of Commerce’s Mayor’s Breakfast, at which the State of the City is given, he said […]

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MUSD asks staff for budget cut recommendations

| February 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Unified School District Board of Education reluctantly asked district staff Monday to provide options for a round of budget cuts that likely would include reducing employees. However, instead of the $500,000 in trims the Board anticipated making when it approved its current budget, the panel learned Monday that smaller cuts would […]

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Board of Education to review development fees report, vote on AHS sign language class

| November 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Unified School District Board of Education will review a report Monday on developer fees and their use during Fiscal Year 2017-18. Government code requires an accounting of the capital facilities fund that uses revenue from developer fees, sometimes called impact fees. The District’s Fund 25 is where those fee revenues are […]

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Martinez building economic foundation with action plan, council hears

Martinez building economic foundation with action plan, council hears

| November 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – When Community and Economic Development Director Christina Ratcliffe spoke to Martinez City Council last June about the city’s efforts to improve its economic development efforts, she described the work at the time as riding a bicycle while simultaneously riding it. A citywide organization scan outlined recommendations for building that portion of Ratcliffe’s […]

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Martinez marina expenses stable, revenues higher since dredging

| October 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Martinez Marina has experienced an upswing in its revenues and has stabilized its expenses since the city dredged the area in 2017, Jim Haynes, chief executive officer of Almar Marinas, said Tuesday. In California, Almar Marinas manages the Oakland, Treasure Isle, Marina del Rey, Westport, Peninsula Yacht and Bahia marinas, in […]

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