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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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