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Council unanimously hires Figueroa as new city manager

Council unanimously hires Figueroa as new city manager

| March 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Eric Figueroa received unanimous support from Martinez City Council and will become its new city Manager April 22. The vote came during Wednesday’s Council meeting, which Figueroa attended. Figueroa, has been San Ramon’s assistant city manager since 2014, and was chosen from 35 candidates considered in a nationwide search by consultants Avery […]

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Measure D overseers review sales tax, road projects

Measure D overseers review sales tax, road projects

| March 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – At one time, Martinez had about $450,000 in gasoline tax and other revenues to spend on road repairs. With local voters’ approval of Measure D in 2016 and California’s fuel taxes and vehicle registration fees increases through Senate Bill 1 sustained by voters last year, Martinez has nearly ten times that money […]

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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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City Council authorizes half-cent sales tax ballot measure

City Council authorizes half-cent sales tax ballot measure

| July 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez voters will decide Nov. 6 whether to increase its 8.75 percent sales tax by a half-cent, Martinez City Council decided unanimously Monday night. Cost to get the measure on the ballot is expected to be $65,000, which will come from the city’s reserves, the Council decided. While this would be a […]

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Council meets Monday to put sales tax measure on November ballot

Council meets Monday to put sales tax measure on November ballot

| July 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council will meet Monday to consider putting a half-cent sales tax measure on the Nov. 6 ballot. “The city of Martinez has been fiscally prudent in spending, and has made responsible expenditure adjustments in response to significant reductions in revenues from prior state takeaways – in excess fo $24 million […]

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Council asks staff to compose half-cent sales tax ballot measure

Council asks staff to compose half-cent sales tax ballot measure

| July 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council has asked its staff to compose documents that could put a half-cent sales tax ballot measure before voters in November. It must review and vote on those documents July 18 and Aug. 1 if the ballot measure is to be filed with the state of California by Aug. 10. […]

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Council to hear options for November sales tax measure

Council to hear options for November sales tax measure

| June 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council will consider options for a November sales tax measure at Wednesday night’s special meeting. One alternative would ask voters to approve a general tax that would support a variety of public services, while another version would be a special tax to fund public safety. City staff will ask the […]

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Council approves Measure D-funded road repairs

Council approves Measure D-funded road repairs

| May 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez has accumulated so much money through the half-cent Measure D sales tax that it can accomplish 10 times the road repair projects in one fiscal year than it could previously, City Manager Brad Kilger said. During Wednesday’s meeting, Martinez City Council unanimously approved the lengthy list of local streets that will […]

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Council eyes Measure D road repairs tonight

Council eyes Measure D road repairs tonight

| May 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council will decide tonight whether to accept the list of streets recommended for road repair under Measure D funding. Measure D is the half-cent sales tax approved in 2016 by Martinez voters. The revenues can be used solely for local road maintenance and repairs, and the tax lasts 15 years. […]

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