Tag: Mike Fleming

Letter to the Editor: The people have spoken for legal recreational cannabis

Letter to the Editor: The people have spoken for legal recreational cannabis

| September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

A recent letter to the editor in regards to legal cannabis in Martinez stated “Martinez is getting seduced into the marijuana business. It’s most apparent motive is that we need the money. As in taxes, fees and whatever”. What the author of the letter is overlooking is that the voters in Martinez overwhelmingly voted in […]

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Letter to the Editor: Underpaid and Understaffed Martinez Police Department

Letter to the Editor: Underpaid and Understaffed Martinez Police Department

| August 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Why did it take 2 ½ years, after the post below, for the City Council to give our Martinez Police Officers a “special” 8% pay increase (March 2018)? Their pay, after this pay increase, is still far below that of comparative cities. Our Police Department continues to be severely understaffed and this is the City […]

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Letter to the Editor: Are Martinez midterm elections silly?

Letter to the Editor: Are Martinez midterm elections silly?

| August 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

In the most recent Mayor’s Message by Rob Schroder he stated “Very soon, what many call the silly season will begin – the start of the midterm election campaign”. He also stated “We will all be relieved when the silly season is over”. According to Webster’s dictionary August is the “silly season” when journalists have […]

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Letter to the Editor: Safety at schools

Letter to the Editor: Safety at schools

| June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Martinez does not have School Resource Officer even though the City Council set a goal (June 13, 2017) to put one in place. According to their own goal document: – The School Resource Officer position is funded – The School Resource Officer position was identified, by the City Council, as a TOP PRIORITY – The […]

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