Tag: Martinez City Council

Council considers JFA settlement, animal control amendments, general plan reports

Council considers JFA settlement, animal control amendments, general plan reports

| July 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council will decide tonight whether to borrow $4 million to pay for retroactive costs stemming from the dissolution of the Pleasant Hill-Martinez Joint Facilities Agency, ending a long-standing dispute whether its employees worked for the city, and whether the agency existed at all. In addition, the Council will take public […]

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Stevens announces bid for City Council

Stevens announces bid for City Council

| July 15, 2018 | 1 Comment

John Stevens, a resident of Virginia Hills and former CEO of the Martinez Chamber of Commerce, has announced his candidacy for Martinez City Council. He lives in the newly formed District 4 area which includes a western portion of downtown and runs southward beyond highway 4 where most of the district lies. He ran unsuccessfully […]

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City Manager Kilger will retire in January

City Manager Kilger will retire in January

| July 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Martinez City Manager Brad Kilger has announced he will retire in January 2019. In a statement released Friday, Kilger said Jan. 1, 2019, would be mark his 40th year in public service. He has been Martinez’s city manager since June 2016, and prior to that, he was the city manager in Benicia, Ceres and Yucca […]

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Council asks staff to compose half-cent sales tax ballot measure

Council asks staff to compose half-cent sales tax ballot measure

| July 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council has asked its staff to compose documents that could put a half-cent sales tax ballot measure before voters in November. It must review and vote on those documents July 18 and Aug. 1 if the ballot measure is to be filed with the state of California by Aug. 10. […]

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Council to hear options for November sales tax measure

Council to hear options for November sales tax measure

| June 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council will consider options for a November sales tax measure at Wednesday night’s special meeting. One alternative would ask voters to approve a general tax that would support a variety of public services, while another version would be a special tax to fund public safety. City staff will ask the […]

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Council to hear midcycle budget, staffing recommendations tonight

Council to hear midcycle budget, staffing recommendations tonight

| June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez staff members will offer their recommendations for midcycle 2017-19 budget amendments, funding for local nonprofit organizations and staffing changes at tonight’s City Council meeting. The budget didn’t anticipate some of the city’s expenses, said City Manager Brad Kilger, Assistant City Manager Anne Cardwell and Finance Director David Glasser in their joint […]

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Subcommittee reviews mid-cycle budget adjustments

Subcommittee reviews mid-cycle budget adjustments

| June 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – In advance of the June 20 Martinez City Council meeting, the Council’s Budget and Finance Subcommittee heard Wednesday that some taxes are producing more revenues than expected. But sales tax revenues are slightly lower while the cost of some city operations are costing more. Finance Director David Glasser first gave the subcommittee […]

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Council approves DeNova residential development documents for former golf course

Council approves DeNova residential development documents for former golf course

| June 10, 2018 | 1 Comment

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council, with Vice Mayor Lara DeLaney abstaining, have approved development documents Wednesday associated with DeNova Homes’ proposal to put 92 homes on the former Pine Meadow Golf Course. The vote Wednesday night came during an extended appeal of a unanimous Planning Commission vote that also approved the mitigated negative declaration, […]

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Council continues hearing Vine Hill-Pine Meadow appeal tonight

Council continues hearing Vine Hill-Pine Meadow appeal tonight

| June 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council will pick up tonight where it left off last week when it meets to rule on an appeal of an application for residential development on the former Pine Meadow golf course. The hearing was continued from the May 30 meeting, at which Mayor Rob Schroder and Councilmembers Debbie McKillop […]

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Council delays vote on Vine Hill

Council delays vote on Vine Hill

| June 3, 2018 | 1 Comment

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Following the guidance of Senior Assistant City Attorney Veronica Nebb, Martinez City Council agreed Wednesday to delay its decision on the Vine Hill Way development for a week, so the full panel could vote on the matter. The three attending Councilmembers were split after hearing presentations by appellant Tim Platt, a member […]

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