Tag: Mark Thomson

Letter to the Editor: Work not done

Letter to the Editor: Work not done

| July 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dear Editor, Measure I—The Citizen Initiative won. Congratulations to all of us for this truly community-wide effort to protect all Martinez open space and parks, now and in the future. We stood up for what we felt was best for us all. Working together, we showed we can make a difference, we can change the […]

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Check facts before voting on Measures

Check facts before voting on Measures

| May 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

As a counterpoint to Debbie McKillop’s letter to the editor, I’d like to offer the following. Like Debbie, I encourage you to research the issues surrounding Measure I and Measure F and make a reasoned decision. Let me give a quick explanation of Measure I. Measure I offers the voters of Martinez the chance to […]

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Road closure …

Road closure …

| May 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Vine Hill Way was blocked in both directions Sunday afternoon after a large tree fell in the 700 block of that street. Crews arrived at around 4:00 p.m. and spent the next three hours clearing the roadway. City crews used power equipment, including the chipper, to process the branches into mulch for future use and […]

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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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Friends Of Pine Meadow Wins Appeal Of SLAPP Suit Decision

Friends Of Pine Meadow Wins Appeal Of SLAPP Suit Decision

| March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Defendants Friends of Pine Meadow has won a California First District Court of Appeal case in which the organization was accused of using its name “to deceive fellow citizens into believing they were friends with the golf course owners….and represented the interests of these owners and the golf course.” The court ruled that Christine Dean, […]

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