Tag: Measure X

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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Recruitment for Measure H (Bond) Oversight Committee and Measure X Oversight Committee

| February 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

The City of Martinez is now accepting Citizen Interest applications for its Measure H (Bond) Oversight Committee, and its Measure X (General Tax) Oversight Committee: Measure H (Bond) Oversight Committee: The Committee shall consist of the City Treasurer and six (6) members, as follows: • Two (2) members active in a youth sports group within […]

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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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Council takes next step in Measure X monitoring

Council takes next step in Measure X monitoring

| February 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – wMartinez City Council expects to take the next step today in monitoring how Measure X half-cent sales tax revenues will be spent once they start accumulating in amounts that can be used. City staff will ask the Council to vote on a resolution to establish a citizens’ oversight committee and to adopt […]

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Martinez elections results certified, officials take oaths

Martinez elections results certified, officials take oaths

| December 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez election results have been certified by County Clerk Joseph E Canciamilla,and the three returning incumbents have taken their oaths of office. District 1’s Council race was not in doubt since Lara DeLaney was unopposed and got all 3,090 of the votes cast. Mayor Rob Schroder, with 63.78 percent of the vote, […]

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Letter to the Editor: Support Martinez police officers by voting Yes on Measure X

Letter to the Editor: Support Martinez police officers by voting Yes on Measure X

| October 28, 2018 | 8 Comments

This November, the citizens of Martinez will be given the opportunity to partner and aid in sustaining the future of the Martinez Police Department by weighing in on Measure X. Measure X means securing retention of our current quality Martinez Police Officers as well as proactively recruiting future quality police personnel. We know what is […]

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Letter to the Editor: New energy in Martinez

Letter to the Editor: New energy in Martinez

| October 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

I’m a long-time Martinez resident and recent retiree. In 1972, I purposefully chose to move to Martinez because it reminded me of the small Midwest towns where I was born and grew up. I have witnessed many changes over the years in this city that I love, more so recently than ever before. There’s a […]

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Council district 4 candidates Q and A part II

Council district 4 candidates Q and A part II

| October 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Prior to every election, the Martinez News-Gazette asks local candidates a series of questions to inform voters about how those candidates stand on select issues. Below are the responses to three of seven questions submitted to Councilmember Debbie McKillop and challenger John Stevens. The pair are facing off for the District 4 seat on the […]

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Letter to the Editor: Measure X a ‘necessary, step forward’ for city

Letter to the Editor: Measure X a ‘necessary, step forward’ for city

| October 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dear Editor, As voting season enters the final stretch and we begin to receive our ballots in the mail, I’d like to share why I’m supporting Measure X this November. A half-cent sales tax equal to about a dime a day, Measure X provides critical funds to improve our water and flood control infrastructure, boost […]

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Mayor’s Message: Answering some questions Measure X

Mayor’s Message: Answering some questions Measure X

| October 11, 2018 | 5 Comments

It is now October and autumn is here. The days are shorter, it is dark when we get up for work, and it is getting darker every night when we come home. The air is still warm during the day, but the nights are getting crisper with each passing day. We are also in the […]

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