Tag: Martinez City Council

Economic Development Action Plan (EDAP) work session tonight

| February 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

A City Council Special Meeting will be held Wednesday, February 13, 2019 6 p.m. in Council Chambers. At the Work Session on February 13, 2019, staff will ask Council for input on which Core Services and which Economic Centers to prioritize during the next two-year budget cycle. With clear direction from the Work Session, staff […]

Continue Reading

Martinez City Council announces intent to change water rates

Martinez City Council announces intent to change water rates

| February 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council agreed Wednesday to start the process of revising it water rates to make its fee system “defensible.” Many residential customers would see increases as a result, although a few customers with large meters will see their rates decline, according to a report presented by City Engineer Tim Tucker and […]

Continue Reading

Council may vote today on proposed water rate hikes

Council may vote today on proposed water rate hikes

| February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council could adopt a resolution today that would increase water rates annually through 2024. City Engineer Tim Tucker will be giving the Council a water utility financial plan and rates study compiled by Municipal Financial Services. He will ask the Council to adopt a resolution announcing the intent to increase […]

Continue Reading

Ribbon-cutting opens newly named John Sparacino Park

Ribbon-cutting opens newly named John Sparacino Park

| January 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Surrounded by members of John Sparacino’s family and friends, Martinez City Council used a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday afternoon to mark the renaming of a city park in the former mayor’s memory. Then Sparacino’s sister, Nina, 100-years-old, was handed the hefty silver scissors for a repeat performance. Sparacino, often called “Mr. Martinez,” […]

Continue Reading

Subcommittee previews next Measure D street projects

Subcommittee previews next Measure D street projects

| January 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council’s Franchise/Public Infrastructure Subcommittee got a preview of the next round of prospective road maintenance and repair projects that will use Measure D half-cent sales tax money. The panel, made up of Councilmembers Lara DeLaney and Mark Ross, also learned of items that may need future consideration related to future […]

Continue Reading

Kilger attends final Council meeting, Sappal named Interim City Manager

Kilger attends final Council meeting, Sappal named Interim City Manager

| January 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Taking another step in closing his career of more than 40 years in municipal government, Brad Kilger has attended his last City Council meeting as a working professional. The Martinez city manager is retiring from public service at the end of the month, and Police Chief Manjit Sappal will be the interim city manager until […]

Continue Reading

City panels touring Vallejo cannabis businesses Wednesday

City panels touring Vallejo cannabis businesses Wednesday

| January 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Martinez City Council and the Planning Commission will tour two Vallejo cannabis businesses today. Afterwards, the Council will consider its final vote on personal cultivation, then turn its attention to the end of year audit report. The Council and Commission will meet at 3 p.m. at Martinez City Hall, 525 Henrietta St., then travel to […]

Continue Reading

Planning Commission weighs in on commercial cannabis ordinance

Planning Commission weighs in on commercial cannabis ordinance

| December 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – In a workshop devoted to making suggestions for Martinez’s commercial cannabis ordinance, the Planning Commission focused Thursday on getting one phrase defined – “youth center.” Frustrated by the vague way California defined the term in its own cannabis law, the Planning Commission equally has been upset that the definition has delayed a […]

Continue Reading

Council introduces personal cannabis ordinance

| December 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A revised version of a personal cannabis cultivation ordinance received Martinez City Council approval for its introduction Wednesday night. It could be passed on second reading Jan. 16, 2019. Originally, the panel saw its staff’s original proposal, which would have required accessory buildings to a residence that would be used for growing […]

Continue Reading

Martinez seeking public input in city manager search

| December 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Martinez City Council wants to hear from the public as it searches for its next city manager. Brad Kilger, who became the Martinez City Manager in 2016, has announced his retirement next month, and the Council is conducting a recruitment for his successor. The application submittal period closed Nov. 26, said Rica Guidry, executive […]

Continue Reading