Tag: infrastructure

Message from the Mayor: Park renovation and annexation

| November 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

By ROB SCHRODER Mayor of Martinez In the midst of a nationwide recession, the voters of Martinez approved a $30 million bond issue to rebuild and improve our parks, library, and public pool. Over the last 11 years, those projects have been completed on time and under budget. The Rankin Aquatic Center has been open […]

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Injuries spark evaluation of trees

| November 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Along with October’s wildfires and power outages, high winds brought an abrupt end to the Farmers’ Market and Halloween festivities when a large tree fell, injuring nine people at Main Street Plaza, Oct. 27. As the injured heal, people are looking for ways to explain the anomaly and prevent it in the […]

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Council to consider changes & new facilities district

| November 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The City Council will vote on authorizing the formation of a Community Facilities District (CDF) for the Traditions at the Meadow residential development, according to the Mello-Roos Community Facilities Act of 1982. This will allow new owners to be taxed for their share of public services provided, and help expedite the project. […]

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City Council to discuss PLAs

City Council to discuss PLAs

| October 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Tonight, the city council will be asked for guidance on the Project Labor Agreement (PLA) negotiation between the City of Martinez and the Contra Costa Building Trades and Construction Council (BTC). It will mandate union labor on city infrastructure projects of $1 million and more. The City council passed a resolution establishing […]

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PRMCC hears updates on dog park, Campbell

PRMCC hears updates on dog park, Campbell

| October 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – It is only eight months until the time is up for the fate of the temporary Martinez Dog Park behind the Waterfront Park Amphitheater must be determined. The Parks, Recreation, Marina and Culture Commission (PRMCC) decided they ought to start working on that at their Oct. 15 meeting. The commission with a […]

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New pedestrian crossing …

New pedestrian crossing …

| October 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Those eagerly awaiting completion of the pedestrian crossing that will span the Northern Pacific Railroad tracks near the Amtrak station, it will likely be completed by the end of 2019, according to Don Salts, Martinez Deputy Public Works Director. It looks elegant and seems simple, but construction will have taken more than a year. Notice […]

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Study session becomes a call for action

Study session becomes a call for action

| October 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – More parking, a hotel or inn, building height limitation, density, and building uses topped agenda at an informal Downtown Plan Study Session, but most of all there was a sense of urgency. During public comment, Mike Telfer reminded the council that the city was often flooded while it took 50 years to […]

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CCTA tells council transportation tax needed

CCTA tells council transportation tax needed

| October 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) introduced plans for a 35-year, one-half of one percent sales tax that would start in July 2020. It is expected to be on the March 3, 2020, ballot, and to generate an estimated $3.6 billion in current dollars, according to the Martinez city staff analysis report. […]

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Energy and security plans unveiled for City Hall projects

Energy and security plans unveiled for City Hall projects

| September 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The City Council’s Infrastructure Subcommittee authorized staff to go ahead with research on prices and methods to update the energy and security elements of City Hall. City Manager Eric Figueroa had told Subcommittee members Lara DeLaney and Mark Ross that City Staff is pressed for time, asked if this is the right […]

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Power outage Wednesday in Martinez

| September 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – There was a power outage to 6,736 customers at its peak in the Martinez/Pleasant Hill area. It began at 7:00 p.m., and according to PG&E spokesperson Tamar Sarkissian, the company was able to restore service to 1,623 customers within 20 minutes. However, most of the outage, which was located in a triangular […]

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