Tag: Martinez City Council

CORE teams striving to help homeless in Martinez

CORE teams striving to help homeless in Martinez

| May 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – In 2017, California had an estimated 134,278 homeless people living on its streets. That was about half of the homeless population in the entire United States. The same study showed that only New York came close to California, with 89,503 counted as homeless that year, said Jenny Robbins, housing and services administrator […]

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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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Planning commission delays decision on commercial cannabis application

Planning commission delays decision on commercial cannabis application

| May 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Planning Commission agreed Tuesday with a city staff recommendation to delay deciding whether to recommend the City Council approve an application for a medicinal marijuana dispensary. Originally, Contract Planner Cindy Gnos and Community and Economic Development Director Christina Ratcliffe had suggested the Commission recommend approving the conditional use permit and an […]

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City Council affirms police pay raise

City Council affirms police pay raise

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez police officers will get an additional 8 percent raise starting July 1, Martinez City Council has decided. However, the city needs to find a better way to assure that the ongoing costs of public safety are funded without dipping into reserves, Martinez’s “rainy day” and one-time expenditure money, Vice Mayor Lara […]

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Letter to the Editor: New blood needed

Letter to the Editor: New blood needed

| May 2, 2018 | 2 Comments

Dear Editor, I want to commend Felix Sanchez who in his recent letter to the editor called out our mayor and city council for waving annexation fees for a friend of the mayor. They did this at a time when city funding for essential services is critically low. They also wasted $100,000 dollars of these […]

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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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Letter to the Editor: Mayor and councilmembers deceive Martinez voters

Letter to the Editor: Mayor and councilmembers deceive Martinez voters

| May 2, 2018 | 1 Comment

We are disappointed to report that Mayor Schroder and Councilmembers Gipner and McKillop have just broadcast totally untrue accusations about Measure I—The Citizen Initiative. They are saying certain private property will be banned from any kind of development and turned into public open space. The accusations are ludicrous, but people have been scared by them. […]

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Letter to the Editor: Good ‘Ol Boys Club In Action

Letter to the Editor: Good ‘Ol Boys Club In Action

| April 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dear Editor, I’m writing on what the city council did this past Wednesday, for at least the second time, and it was something that should never have been done in the first place. The first time that this took place was back in September of last year, and now sadly history repeated itself again this […]

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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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