Tag: land use

Goal reached: Almond Ranch is saved

Goal reached: Almond Ranch is saved

| December 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

$4 Million is raised by John Muir Land Trust for purchase of 281 acres in Martinez, CA John Muir Land Trust (JMLT, jmlt.org) announces that it has raised the $4 million needed to acquire Almond Ranch and permanently preserve these 281 acres as public open space. Donations large and small from individuals across the region […]

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Council approves park and development as doubt, suspense precede vote

Council approves park and development as doubt, suspense precede vote

| September 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – After what can only be described as high drama, the Martinez City Council approved a series of resolutions to allow a new city park at Traditions at the Meadow, a 65-home development on the site of the former Pine Meadow Golf Course to proceed. According to remarks by City Attorney Veronica Nebb, […]

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Marina Trust Lands Use Plan moves on to City Council

Marina Trust Lands Use Plan moves on to City Council

| September 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The City Planning Commission and Council’s Marina Subcommittee approved the Marina Trust Lands Use Plan (TLUP) with no changes, recommending the City Council do the same. The Council is scheduled to hold its first public review of the plan on Sept. 18 and will likely vote on the existing Marina TLUP at […]

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Council subcommittee checks Marina Trust Lands Plan today

Council subcommittee checks Marina Trust Lands Plan today

| September 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Today, a 9:00 a.m. meeting of the city council’s Marina Sub-committee is open to the public, but there will be no votes or major decisions made. Mayor Rob Schroder and Councilman Mark Ross are the committee members who will review the public draft of the Marina Trust Lands Use Plan (TLUP) before […]

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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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Campaign to save Almond Ranch receives $2 million from California Wildlife Conservation Board

Campaign to save Almond Ranch receives $2 million from California Wildlife Conservation Board

| September 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Major Grant Puts John Muir Land Trust At $3.75 Million Toward $4 Million Fundraising Goal John Muir Land Trust ( JMLT, jmlt.org) announces that it has received a major grant of $2 million from the California Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB, wcb.ca.gov) toward the acquisition of Almond Ranch, a stunning 281-acre property south of downtown Martinez […]

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Residents give input on new city park

Residents give input on new city park

| August 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – There was a good turnout and plenty of ideas at a charette for a new park at Traditions at the Meadow, formerly Pine Meadow Golf Course on Vine Hill Way, Aug. 10. The whole crowd at the Park, Recreation, Marina and Cultural Commission event got a quick course in landscape architecture before […]

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Opportunities, problems found at marina land use workshop

Opportunities, problems found at marina land use workshop

| July 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – There was a good turnout, plenty of ideas, clarification of regulatory limits, and costs at the first public workshop focused on the Martinez Trust Lands Use Plan (TLUP) for the Marina area. Among new use suggestions were enhancing the popularity of kite flying and windsurfing, add a restaurant and/or a cafe, paid […]

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Court rules in favor of Pine Meadow opponents

Court rules in favor of Pine Meadow opponents

| February 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Contra Costa County Superior Court ruled in favor of Friends of Pine Meadow, a political action committee, that filed a complaint against the City of Martinez and DeNova Homes. The complaint held that the city’s resolution 011-17 incorrectly changed the zoning of the former Pine Meadow golf course from ‘open space/recreation’ and cleared the […]

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Martinez City Council announces intent to change water rates

Martinez City Council announces intent to change water rates

| February 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council agreed Wednesday to start the process of revising it water rates to make its fee system “defensible.” Many residential customers would see increases as a result, although a few customers with large meters will see their rates decline, according to a report presented by City Engineer Tim Tucker and […]

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