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Council approves Measure D-funded road repairs

Council approves Measure D-funded road repairs

| May 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez has accumulated so much money through the half-cent Measure D sales tax that it can accomplish 10 times the road repair projects in one fiscal year than it could previously, City Manager Brad Kilger said. During Wednesday’s meeting, Martinez City Council unanimously approved the lengthy list of local streets that will […]

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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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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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Subcommitee reviews Measure D street repair list for FY 2018-19

Subcommitee reviews Measure D street repair list for FY 2018-19

| April 29, 2018 | 2 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council’s Franchise/Public Infrastructure Subcommittee got a preview Thursday of the proposed Measure D street and road repair and maintenance list that would be included in the 2018-19 annual pavement program, subject to approval of the full Council. City Engineer Tim Tucker also submitted a draft of his staff report that […]

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Board of Education may pick delivery method for new John Muir Elementary School campus

| April 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Unified School District Board of Education may decide Monday how to it will accept delivery of the new John Muir Elementary School that will replace the current buildings on the campus. One option is design-build, a two-step process in which a design professional prepares performance specifications. Procurement is open to contract […]

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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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Board of Education chooses single-building John Muir campus option, mulls PLA negotiations

Board of Education chooses single-building John Muir campus option, mulls PLA negotiations

| March 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

  The new John Muir Elementary School building that will be erected on the current campus grounds will be a single building, add more parking space and streamline parents’ drop-off and pick-up flow, the Martinez Unified School District Board of Education decided Monday night. The panel went with the higher-priced option that is more expensive […]

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Board of education to view John Muir campus options, hear PLA options

| March 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Unified School District Board of Education will view two options for the John Muir Elementary School campus Monday night. The designs will be presented by Hibser Yamauchi Architects, the district’s contractor, and the Board may choose which it wants to replace the current campus. Past presentations showed campus designs that met […]

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County parking lot reconstruction started

| March 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

The demolition and reconstruction of the Contra Costa County parking lot behind 651 Pine St. is underway, said Zach Seal, economic development coordinator. It’s one part of a larger project that ultimately will eliminate the current county administration building that towers above the Martinez downtown commercial district. “The reconfiguration and upgrading of the parking lot […]

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