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Council eyes construction projects plan tonight

Council eyes construction projects plan tonight

| June 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council will decide tonight whether to adopt its five-year Capital Improvement Program (CIP), a list of projects that carries through to Fiscal Year 2023-24. The Council updates its capital improvement projects five-year list every two years, and allocates the funds for the first two years, according to a report by […]

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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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Marina Vista Street Closure

Marina Vista Street Closure

| April 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Contra Costa County Public Works to Close a Section of Marina Vista Avenue in Martinez Due to Construction of the New Administrative Building April 23, 2019, Martinez, CA – Contra Costa County Public Works will close a section of Marina Vista Avenue on Wednesday, April 24th for the placement of the off-site sanitary sewer for […]

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PRMCC recommends priorities for park projects

PRMCC recommends priorities for park projects

| April 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – When the Martinez City Council addresses the city’s 2019-21 Capital Improvement Projects Hidden Lakes Park’s restrooms should top the list of park improvements, the Parks, Recreation, Marina and Cultural Commission decided Tuesday. Commissioner Richard Patchin urged the panel to recommend the restroom overhaul as the first of the list, and others agreed […]

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County celebrates new building’s ‘top out’

County celebrates new building’s ‘top out’

| March 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The last piece of structural steel has been placed on the new Contra Costa County Administration Building. County officials marked that achievement Tuesday with a “topping out” ceremony. Susan Shiu, the county’s director of the Office of Communications and Media, called the topping-out “a significant milestone for the project.” Construction began in […]

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Cannabis ordinance proceeds despite splitting Council

Cannabis ordinance proceeds despite splitting Council

| March 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A divided Martinez City Council introduced a commercial cannabis ordinance Wednesday and urged its counsel to find a way to let Firefly, the only company with an active application, keep its place in line. If approved on second reading at a future meeting, the ordinance would allow two retail or dispensary operations; […]

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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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Council takes next step in Measure X monitoring

Council takes next step in Measure X monitoring

| February 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – wMartinez City Council expects to take the next step today in monitoring how Measure X half-cent sales tax revenues will be spent once they start accumulating in amounts that can be used. City staff will ask the Council to vote on a resolution to establish a citizens’ oversight committee and to adopt […]

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BART gears up for pivotal project to strengthen the Transbay Tube

| February 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Never was BART’s role in the region as a lifeline made clearer than the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. BART was up and running on a 24-hour emergency schedule to serve the public less than 12 hours after the quake hit. It was a watershed event, showcasing infrastructure working for the greater good of the region […]

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