Tag: Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Elections have consequences

Letter to the Editor: Elections have consequences

| April 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

I work outside of Martinez and depending on the level of stress from the past week I tend to hunker at home on the weekends to decompress as such I am not entirely sure when the sign favoring Tim Platt’s land grab initiative over the city’s parks protection measure went up on Alhambra Ave. With […]

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Letter to the Editor: Marijuana dispensaries

Letter to the Editor: Marijuana dispensaries

| April 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Martinez city council is acting as if there is no mutual understandings between themselves and others such as myself with regard to permitting the opening of more marijuana dispensaries than the one say they had to open earlier this year due to failed zoning protections. I hope this is not another gun to the […]

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Message from the Mayor: Let’s play ball

Message from the Mayor: Let’s play ball

| April 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

By ROB SCHRODER Mayor of Martinez At a special meeting of the Martinez City Council, the license agreement between the city and the Martinez Clippers, LLC was approved. Professional baseball is coming to Martinez, and opening day is Thursday, May 31. The Martinez Clippers will host the Sonoma Stompers at the newly rebuilt Joe DiMaggio […]

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Noralea Gipner: Information on Marin Clean Energy (MCE) program

Noralea Gipner: Information on Marin Clean Energy (MCE) program

| April 15, 2018 | 2 Comments

Today I am going to write about the benefits of the MCE program as I understand it. In 2006, the California legislature passed the Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32), which set the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. In 2015, Governor Brown issued an executive order that further requires […]

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Letter to the Editor: Stevens positioning for mayoral run?

| April 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

As I picked a copy of the Gazette at a friend of mine’s house I came upon John Stevens’ article. It’s rather disturbing because it certainly sounds like he is positioning himself to run for Mayor while downplaying the accomplishments that have made by Rob Schroder and the council (past and present) for building the […]

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Kudos Councilmember Gipner

Kudos Councilmember Gipner

| April 9, 2018 | 2 Comments

Thank you Councilmember for your letter to the editor on April 4 that brought to light the serious financial issues of our City. For some time now, Mayor Schroder has touted the large reserve in the General Fund Unassigned Reserves, or as he calls it “the rainy day fund.”   That along with the City’s bond […]

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Noralea Gipner: Community help needed with police funding issue

Noralea Gipner: Community help needed with police funding issue

| April 4, 2018 | 5 Comments

By NORALEA GIPNER Martinez City Council There has been a lot of talk in the last few weeks that the police department is not getting a fair shake in terms of their salaries as they compare to our neighboring cities. Believe me, I am extremely unhappy about the situation I find our city in. That […]

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Letter to the Editor: Do you know this Martinez Police Officer?

Letter to the Editor: Do you know this Martinez Police Officer?

| March 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Chances are, you may have met them but they are no longer working in Martinez. Recently, we, the Martinez Police Officers Association (MPOA) have been asked by community members why it seems the Martinez Police Department always has new faces working our streets. Some have asked, “What happened to Officer insert departed Officer’s name?” We […]

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Letter to the Editor: Groups are ‘hostile to growth’

Letter to the Editor: Groups are ‘hostile to growth’

| March 14, 2018 | 3 Comments

I am writing in response to the rolling out of by-district elections. To say this process has wounded me deeply would be putting it mildly. As part of the ‘protected class’ this tawdry action sought to empower, I feel neither. I sat by on the sidelines for a majority of the time, waiting to see […]

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Letter to the Editor: City council violates state law and loses lawsuit

Letter to the Editor: City council violates state law and loses lawsuit

| March 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Contra Costa County Superior Court ruled the Martinez City Council violated the State Election Code by not putting the Martinez Open Space and Park Protection Initiative on the ballot at their 12/13/17 meeting. The Council’s failure to do so was illegal. The ruling, issued this Tuesday, forces the City Council to do what they should […]

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