Tag: Noralea Gipner

Some facts about the SRO and baseball

Some facts about the SRO and baseball

| June 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

By NORALEA GIPNER Martinez City Council Today I would like to talk about two hot items being discussed on social media: 1) the lack of a School Resource Officer (SRO) at our high school, and 2) why and how the baseball team was funded. I will start with the SRO, which was discussed under Item […]

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Measure F protects private property

Measure F protects private property

| May 2, 2018 | 12 Comments

Dear Martinez Resident, We are writing this letter as citizens of Martinez, and not in our capacities with the City of Martinez, to let you know about an initiative on the June 5th Election Ballot that will have an impact on private property. This is MEASURE I, which was circulated and put on the ballot […]

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Noralea Gipner: Information on Marin Clean Energy (MCE) program

Noralea Gipner: Information on Marin Clean Energy (MCE) program

| April 15, 2018 | 2 Comments

Today I am going to write about the benefits of the MCE program as I understand it. In 2006, the California legislature passed the Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32), which set the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. In 2015, Governor Brown issued an executive order that further requires […]

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Kudos Councilmember Gipner

Kudos Councilmember Gipner

| April 9, 2018 | 2 Comments

Thank you Councilmember for your letter to the editor on April 4 that brought to light the serious financial issues of our City. For some time now, Mayor Schroder has touted the large reserve in the General Fund Unassigned Reserves, or as he calls it “the rainy day fund.”   That along with the City’s bond […]

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Noralea Gipner: Community help needed with police funding issue

Noralea Gipner: Community help needed with police funding issue

| April 4, 2018 | 5 Comments

By NORALEA GIPNER Martinez City Council There has been a lot of talk in the last few weeks that the police department is not getting a fair shake in terms of their salaries as they compare to our neighboring cities. Believe me, I am extremely unhappy about the situation I find our city in. That […]

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