Tag: Martinez City Council

Council eyes construction projects plan tonight

Council eyes construction projects plan tonight

| June 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council will decide tonight whether to adopt its five-year Capital Improvement Program (CIP), a list of projects that carries through to Fiscal Year 2023-24. The Council updates its capital improvement projects five-year list every two years, and allocates the funds for the first two years, according to a report by […]

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City budget has few surprises, but Council wary of future expenses

City budget has few surprises, but Council wary of future expenses

| June 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – “This is not bad news,” Mayor Rob Schroder said after Finance Director David Glasser presented the proposed 2019-21 budget during a workshop Wednesday night. At the end of the two fiscal years covered by the budget, the General Fund – described as the city’s operating fund or “checkbook,” ends with a positive […]

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Donation amounts proposed for upcoming budget cycle

| June 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – When the Martinez City Council adopts its 2019-21 budget, likely next month, it will be awarding grants to a variety of nonprofit organizations that have requested funding for community events and services. Many of the applicants have past records with the city, although a few are asking for money for the first […]

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Council eyes five-year capital improvement program update

Council eyes five-year capital improvement program update

| June 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council is looking ahead to the next five years, determining what capital improvements will be included in the current and future budget adoptions. During Wednesday’s budget workshop, Interim City Engineer Randy Leptien shared a five-year list of projects, of which the first two are funded in the 2019-21 budget that […]

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Council workshop today to address 2019-21 city budget

| May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council will get a chance at a workshop today to refine the proposed 2019-21 two-year budget. That document needs to be in place by the beginning of the next fiscal year, which starts July 1. At its meeting May 23, the Council’s Budget and Finance Subcommittee got a preview of […]

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Council seeks PRMCC input on Waterfront

| May 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – If the Parks, Recreation, Marina and Cultural Commission (PRMCC) members have wondered whether “Marina” should be kept in their panel’s name, they got their answer Wednesday from the Martinez City Council – “Yes.” “The PRMCC are experts on what the community is looking for,” City Manager Eric Figueroa said. City staff is […]

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Council’s contract amendment concludes Joint Facilities agreement, residents ask City help with school fighting

Council’s contract amendment concludes Joint Facilities agreement, residents ask City help with school fighting

| May 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A longtime problem that began in the 1970s when Martinez and Pleasant Hill made an agreement to buy computer equipment that was far more expensive in that era is over, the Martinez City Council heard after voting on a legal procedure Wednesday night. On second reading, the Council unanimously amended its contract […]

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Council to receive Measure H annual report, review CalPERS/JFA contract

Council to receive Measure H annual report, review CalPERS/JFA contract

| May 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council will vote tonight whether to amend a contract with the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) to provide for the merger of the Pleasant Hill-Martinez Joint Facilities Agency (JFA.) That agency was formed in the 1970s to make the purchase of computer equipment more efficient. But Pleasant Hill soon […]

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City soliciting commercial cannabis proposals

City soliciting commercial cannabis proposals

| May 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

The city of Martinez is seeking proposals from those who want to open commercial cannabis businesses here, according to an announcement released through City Planner Margaret Kavanaugh-Lunch. Successful applicants first would receive a conditional certificate and ultimately would be awarded a commercial cannabis operating permit, needed before they could open a business in the city, […]

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Council, PRMCC meet today on Commission’s advisory role, work plan, parks projects

| May 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – After expressing concerns about the topic for several of its own meetings, the Parks, Recreation, Marina and Cultural Commission will meet with the City Council today to discuss its advisory role. The joint meeting also will address the Commission’s work plan and its recommended priority ranking for park projects. Michael Chandler, deputy […]

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