Tag: Martinez City Council

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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Council seeks end to Pine Meadow delays

Council seeks end to Pine Meadow delays

| October 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Half of the room was filled with union workers when the city council agreed to their terms for a Project Labor Agreement (PLA), and tried to end an engineering impasse that threatens to derail the Traditions at Meadow development and park projects at their Oct. 23 meeting. DeNova Homes Executive Vice President […]

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Martinez to explore annexation in public study session Wednesday night

Martinez to explore annexation in public study session Wednesday night

| October 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

City planners will hold a public study session to provide information and gather public comments on the potential annexation of four unincorporated pocket neighborhoods that are contiguous to city boundaries. All of them are in the city’s sphere of influence, some already receive water service from Martinez, and have signed deferred annexation approvals. In a […]

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Study session becomes a call for action

Study session becomes a call for action

| October 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – More parking, a hotel or inn, building height limitation, density, and building uses topped agenda at an informal Downtown Plan Study Session, but most of all there was a sense of urgency. During public comment, Mike Telfer reminded the council that the city was often flooded while it took 50 years to […]

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Council awards Firefly first cannibas license

| October 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The City council awarded Firefly Health Inc. a Conditional Certificate to establish a 3,000 square foot retail cannabis facility. There were seven applicants for two permits that the city may issue to conduct a commercial marijuana business within Martinez City limits. Martinez will receive a six percent tax on the gross receipts […]

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