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Martinez City Council may offer cannabis waivers to Firefly

Martinez City Council may offer cannabis waivers to Firefly

| April 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Firefly, the company that has been attempting to open a marijuana dispensary in Martinez since 2017, could get some waivers from the city’s new commercial cannabis ordinance requirements, according to a resolution under consideration today by the City Council. An amendment to the new ordinance could be introduced at tonight’s meeting, and […]

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Council approves cannabis ordinance

Council approves cannabis ordinance

| April 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council has approved a new commercial cannabis ordinance that establishes how many businesses would be allowed in the city, where they could be opened, and how Martinez will define “youth centers.” That latter point had been a sticking point in Firefly’s attempt to open a dispensary in the same building […]

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Commercial cannabis ordinances get final Council vote tonight

Commercial cannabis ordinances get final Council vote tonight

| April 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez’s proposed commercial cannabis ordinances will receive a final City Council vote tonight. The Council’s votes would repeal certain portions of the Municipal Code and modify the law to allow commercial cannabis uses in specified zoning districts. The panel previously introduced the two ordinances at its March 20 meeting. At that meeting, […]

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Red Cross month proclaimed

Red Cross month proclaimed

| March 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Whether helping Northern California fire victims and those in other parts of the state, hurricane victims in Florida and the East Coast, or answering calls for help when Hawai’i’s Kilauea volcano erupted last year, the Red Cross is ready to respond. Besides large disasters, Red Cross volunteers also provide help to individuals […]

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Retiring city engineer honored by council

Retiring city engineer honored by council

| March 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Tim Tucker, Martinez’s city engineer since 2001, is retiring. He recently was recognized by the Martinez City Council for his year of service to the city and for the accomplishments that happened during his watch. Among those are the citywide improvements to Martinez’s parks and the local library financed through the $30 […]

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Council special meeting today focuses on strategic plan, budget goals

Council special meeting today focuses on strategic plan, budget goals

| March 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council will meet in a special session today to discuss goals for its 2019-20 Strategic Plan as well as its 2019-21 budget. In addition, members will hear updates on the preliminary 2019-21 capital improvement projects. A report prepared by Michael Chandler, deputy director of Administrative Services, and submitted by Manjit […]

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Cannabis ordinance proceeds despite splitting Council

Cannabis ordinance proceeds despite splitting Council

| March 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A divided Martinez City Council introduced a commercial cannabis ordinance Wednesday and urged its counsel to find a way to let Firefly, the only company with an active application, keep its place in line. If approved on second reading at a future meeting, the ordinance would allow two retail or dispensary operations; […]

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Council unanimously hires Figueroa as new city manager

Council unanimously hires Figueroa as new city manager

| March 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Eric Figueroa received unanimous support from Martinez City Council and will become its new city Manager April 22. The vote came during Wednesday’s Council meeting, which Figueroa attended. Figueroa, has been San Ramon’s assistant city manager since 2014, and was chosen from 35 candidates considered in a nationwide search by consultants Avery […]

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Planning Commission sends recommendation for cannabis ordinance to City Council

Planning Commission sends recommendation for cannabis ordinance to City Council

| March 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Planning Commission decided Tuesday it likes most of the provisions of a proposed commercial cannabis ordinance, but suggested allowing an additional delivery service among those the city would allow to operate within its limits. City staff has recommended two retail, or dispensary, cannabis businesses, and has suggested they’d be suitable additions […]

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Council establishes Measure X oversight committee

Council establishes Measure X oversight committee

| February 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council agreed Wednesday to establish an oversight committee to review Measure X spending and set its bylaws. Measure X, approved by a supermajority of voters last year, established a half-sent sales tax in Martinez to raise money to maintain municipal services. California will start collecting the revenues in April, and […]

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