Tag: Measure X

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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Measure X is essential for Martinez

Measure X is essential for Martinez

| October 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dear Editor: I have been reading with interest the varied letters on the Measure X issue. The question is: should we or shouldn’t we pass this ½ cent sales tax. Most readers acknowledge that our police should be retained and given a competitive salary, the water system needs major upgrades, parks & playgrounds require regular […]

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Letter to the editor: Why I am not supporting Measure X

Letter to the editor: Why I am not supporting Measure X

| September 19, 2018 | 2 Comments

In the Sunday, September 16th edition of this paper a letter from Gay Gerlack was published in support of Measure X. I wanted to write a letter, which I will hope you will publish, to help your readers consider some of the problems with Measure X. This letter is a bit longer, but given that […]

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Letter to the Editor: Why I’m supporting Measure X

Letter to the Editor: Why I’m supporting Measure X

| September 16, 2018 | 2 Comments

I was part of the Citizens for Measure H, a $30,000,000 bond that the citizens of Martinez approved to rebuild our pool, upgrade our library, and renovate our parks. One of the concerns was that once this work was accomplished, would the city be able to provide proper maintenance. When serving on the Park, Recreation, […]

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Vote Yes on X

Vote Yes on X

| August 29, 2018 | 1 Comment

Despite past missteps, both imagined and real, City Staff and Council should be recognized for being responsive in an attempt to hire and retain quality staff for police and other public services. Rising pension costs are killing cities all over the state. Measure X funds will be independently audited to ensure compliance with state and […]

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