Tag: Martinez City Council

Not the same old fire department

Not the same old fire department

| July 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The City Council praised Contra Costa County Deputy Fire Chief Lewis T. Broschard III for his comprehensive report on fire danger in Martinez and big changes at the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (Con Fire). Broschard said he was relieved to find the western hills of Martinez had been mowed recently. […]

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Council resolves problems, finds new ones

Council resolves problems, finds new ones

| July 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The City council reached a conclusion that resolves differences between the Martinez Youth Baseball and Softball Association (MYBSA) and the Parks, Recreation, Marina and Cultural Commission (PRMCC) about locked ball fields at Hidden Lakes Park. Dylan Radke, PRMCC chairman, explained the problem to the council at the July 17 meeting. He had […]

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Martinez City Council debates Northern Waterfront cities collaboration

| July 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

By DANA GUZZETTI Martinez News-Gazette Reporter MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Martinez City council will consider a plan to collaborate with Contra Costa County and six other waterfront towns to execute a Strategic Action Plan aimed at creating dynamic economic growth along the 60-mile northern county waterfront. The Northern Waterfront Economic Development Initiative (NWEDI) is a […]

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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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