Tag: Martinez City Council

School district issues opposition statement regarding cannabis store location

School district issues opposition statement regarding cannabis store location

| January 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Ahead of Wednesday’s final vote approving a marijuana retail store at 3501 Alhambra Avenue the Martinez Unified School District has released a statement opposing the locations. “The District is not in opposition to the City of Martinez opening a retail cannabis store, however, the proposed location, just feet from our Adult School and in such […]

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Retail cannabis storefront on Council agenda for final vote

Retail cannabis storefront on Council agenda for final vote

| January 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Martinez City Council is set to give final approval for a conditional certificate to a cannabis retail storefront at a controversial location. On Nov. 20 the Council awarded Embarc the second of two permits allowed inside the city of Martinez. The proposed location of the dispensary is 3501 Alhambra Ave., just over two blocks […]

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City Council considers fishing pier

City Council considers fishing pier

| December 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – It is likely the City Council will commission an assessment of the beloved, but rundown Martinez Fishing Pier at tonight’s council meeting. The fishing pier has been a favorite fishing and strolling spot for residents and visitors since it was built in 1934. It is also the site of the Annual Diamond […]

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Professional baseball could return to Martinez

Professional baseball could return to Martinez

| December 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Clippers baseball fans were disappointed when team sponsors had to drop their sponsorship, due to legal and financial troubles. Those, and all local baseball fans will be happy to learn that another professional independent baseball league, the Pecos, wants one of its teams to call Martinez home. The 2020 season is […]

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Pine Meadow developer claims damage for delays

| December 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Traditions at the Meadow, LLC has been damaged by 210 days of delays and is asking for compensation of $2.8 million or more, according to a claim filed at the City of Martinez, November 13. City Manager Eric Figueroa is recommending the city council reject the claim, which is item number four […]

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Martinez City Council awards cannabis license to Embarc

Martinez City Council awards cannabis license to Embarc

| November 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – After three hours of presentations, discussion and fiery public comment the Martinez City Council approved a resolution awarding a retail cannabis store near Alhambra High School. Embarc, whose proposal was scored the highest by a review committee, was awarded the conditional certificate for the site at 3501 Alhambra Avenue, formerly California Collectible […]

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BestClimate action report given to Council

| November 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – City councilwoman Noralea Gipner said she was surprised to find Hawaii is still allowing styrofoam takeout boxes at restaurants. That was no surprise to Michael Chandler, the deputy director of administrative services who spearheads the city’s Climate Action & Sustainability Programs. Martinez switched to recyclable take out containers a couple of years […]

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Angela Rundles honored by City

Angela Rundles honored by City

| November 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Angela Rundles worked tirelessly to support and grow the Boys & Girls Club of the Diablo Valley membership by 40 percent during her tenure on its Board of Directors. For that and many more contributions to the betterment of the community, Mayor Rob Schroder proclaimed Nov. 7, 2019, Angela Rundles Day. Before […]

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Council to consider changes & new facilities district

| November 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The City Council will vote on authorizing the formation of a Community Facilities District (CDF) for the Traditions at the Meadow residential development, according to the Mello-Roos Community Facilities Act of 1982. This will allow new owners to be taxed for their share of public services provided, and help expedite the project. […]

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Council debates Republic Services rate increase

| November 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Waste collection rates will go up in Martinez, but not as much as last year. In 2019, rates increased by 3.84 percent – this while the city was receiving complaints about the service. During its Oct. 30 session, the City Council Franchise Subcommittee approved a 2020 rate increase of 2.45 percent for […]

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