Tag: Pine Meadow

Letter to the Editor: City council loses major lawsuit

Letter to the Editor: City council loses major lawsuit

| March 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

The City Council has lost the Pine Meadow Rewrite History lawsuit. The Contra Costa County Superior Court states in their February 8 ruling: “… no reasonable person could have reached the conclusion the City did in 2017 that ‘the Subject Property has a residential land use designation’….” The Court goes on to state: “… it […]

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Court rules in favor of Pine Meadow opponents

Court rules in favor of Pine Meadow opponents

| February 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Contra Costa County Superior Court ruled in favor of Friends of Pine Meadow, a political action committee, that filed a complaint against the City of Martinez and DeNova Homes. The complaint held that the city’s resolution 011-17 incorrectly changed the zoning of the former Pine Meadow golf course from ‘open space/recreation’ and cleared the […]

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Martinez City Council announces intent to change water rates

Martinez City Council announces intent to change water rates

| February 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council agreed Wednesday to start the process of revising it water rates to make its fee system “defensible.” Many residential customers would see increases as a result, although a few customers with large meters will see their rates decline, according to a report presented by City Engineer Tim Tucker and […]

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Planning Commission to hear design review request for development of former golf course

Planning Commission to hear design review request for development of former golf course

| November 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – DeNova Homes will present its designs Tuesday to the Martinez Planning Commission for a 92-home development for the former Pine Meadow Golf Course property. Called “Traditions at the Meadow,” the development already has Planning Commission approval of its mitigated negative declaration, an environmental analysis, as well as the vesting tentative subdivision map. […]

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Letter to the Editor: Pine Meadow going before court

Letter to the Editor: Pine Meadow going before court

| November 4, 2018 | 1 Comment

Dear Editor, The Friends of Pine Meadow lawsuit to overturn the City council’s “rewrite history” decision that changed Pine Meadow from open space to residential is finally going to be heard by Contra Costa Superior Court. On January 19, 2017 the City Council voted that the 43 year old open space designation for Pine Meadow […]

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Council approves DeNova residential development documents for former golf course

Council approves DeNova residential development documents for former golf course

| June 10, 2018 | 1 Comment

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council, with Vice Mayor Lara DeLaney abstaining, have approved development documents Wednesday associated with DeNova Homes’ proposal to put 92 homes on the former Pine Meadow Golf Course. The vote Wednesday night came during an extended appeal of a unanimous Planning Commission vote that also approved the mitigated negative declaration, […]

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Council continues hearing Vine Hill-Pine Meadow appeal tonight

Council continues hearing Vine Hill-Pine Meadow appeal tonight

| June 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council will pick up tonight where it left off last week when it meets to rule on an appeal of an application for residential development on the former Pine Meadow golf course. The hearing was continued from the May 30 meeting, at which Mayor Rob Schroder and Councilmembers Debbie McKillop […]

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Council delays vote on Vine Hill

Council delays vote on Vine Hill

| June 3, 2018 | 1 Comment

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Following the guidance of Senior Assistant City Attorney Veronica Nebb, Martinez City Council agreed Wednesday to delay its decision on the Vine Hill Way development for a week, so the full panel could vote on the matter. The three attending Councilmembers were split after hearing presentations by appellant Tim Platt, a member […]

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Council to hear appeal of Vine Hill Way development

Council to hear appeal of Vine Hill Way development

| May 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Two Martinez residents who historically are on opposite sides of whether the former Pine Meadow Golf Course should be developed with housing have sent a Planning Commission decision on the matter to the City Council. The public hearing is tonight at City Hall. In a brief message to several officials, including City […]

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Planning commission approves Pine Meadow development documents

Planning commission approves Pine Meadow development documents

| May 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Planning Commission has approved unanimously both the mitigated negative declaration and the vesting tentative map for a proposed development to be built on the former Pine Meadow Golf Course. “That’s it. The project is approved,” said Christina Ratcliffe, Martinez Community and Economic Development director. However, one the development’s opponent, Tim Platt, […]

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