Tag: Martinez City Council

Council sends proposed personal marijuana law back for rewrite

Council sends proposed personal marijuana law back for rewrite

| December 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Worried that a proposed personal-use marijuana law might be too strict, Martinez City Council asked its staff Wednesday to modify it to allow residents to use backyard greenhouses up to six allowed plants. That means its introduction won’t take place until later this month. State law allows individuals to grow up to […]

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Martinez elections results certified, officials take oaths

Martinez elections results certified, officials take oaths

| December 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez election results have been certified by County Clerk Joseph E Canciamilla,and the three returning incumbents have taken their oaths of office. District 1’s Council race was not in doubt since Lara DeLaney was unopposed and got all 3,090 of the votes cast. Mayor Rob Schroder, with 63.78 percent of the vote, […]

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Council considers cannabis ordinance, jobs, new garbage rates tonight

| December 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council will introduce an ordinance tonight that would regulate personal-use cannabis cultivation, then turn its attention to a proposed increase in garbage rates. Currently, the city has an ordinance that prohibits indoor cultivation of both medicinal and non-medicinal marijuana except under the conditions established by state law, wrote Christina Ratcliffe, […]

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Rate review recommends increase for Republic Services

Rate review recommends increase for Republic Services

| November 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A review is recommending a rate increase of 3.84 percent for Republic Services garbage, recycling and green waste pickups, effective Jan. 1, 2019, the Martinez Franchise and Infrastructure Subcommittee heard Tuesday. Erik Nylund, of Crowe, a consulting firm with offices in San Francisco, presented the analysis of the garbage contractor’s 2019 interim […]

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Planning Commission to hear design review request for development of former golf course

Planning Commission to hear design review request for development of former golf course

| November 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – DeNova Homes will present its designs Tuesday to the Martinez Planning Commission for a 92-home development for the former Pine Meadow Golf Course property. Called “Traditions at the Meadow,” the development already has Planning Commission approval of its mitigated negative declaration, an environmental analysis, as well as the vesting tentative subdivision map. […]

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Martinez building economic foundation with action plan, council hears

Martinez building economic foundation with action plan, council hears

| November 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – When Community and Economic Development Director Christina Ratcliffe spoke to Martinez City Council last June about the city’s efforts to improve its economic development efforts, she described the work at the time as riding a bicycle while simultaneously riding it. A citywide organization scan outlined recommendations for building that portion of Ratcliffe’s […]

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Shenkman clients Sanchez, Noonan sue city, say districts lines violate election code

Shenkman clients Sanchez, Noonan sue city, say districts lines violate election code

| November 14, 2018 | 2 Comments

Two Martinez residents, represented by the same Malibu attorney firm that threatened to sue the city if it didn’t abandon at-large elections, have filed a suit claiming the Council-adopted districts violate the election code. Plaintiffs Felix Sanchez and Nancy Noonan also accuse 100 unnamed defendants in the suit, which says those individuals have violated the […]

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Council extends commercial cannabis moratorium

Council extends commercial cannabis moratorium

| October 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Reluctant to extend a moratorium on commercial cannabis operations for an entire year, Martinez City Council decided Wednesday the city’s regulation of those businesses must be in place by July 31, 2019. Martinez’s ban on commercial operations, adopted on an emergency basis in 2017 and extended until Oct. 31, was put in […]

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District 4 council candidates discuss Martinez issues on CCTV

District 4 council candidates discuss Martinez issues on CCTV

| September 23, 2018 | 1 Comment

Martinez voters will be deciding only one Council seat this year since the city was accused by a Malibu attorney, Kevin Shenkman, representing a San Antonio client, of violating the California Voting Rights Act through its at-large elections. To avoid risking millions of dollars in a court battle with Shenkman, the City Council adopted four […]

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Council to hear appeal of cannabis dispensary permit

Council to hear appeal of cannabis dispensary permit

| September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Martinez City Council will hear an appeal tonight of the Planning Commission’s approval of a conditional use permit for a medicinal marijuana dispensary in a suite at 4808 Sunrise Drive. After several Planning Commission meetings to determine whether a gym that’s a tenant in the building has enough young clientele to be called as a […]

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