Tag: Tim Platt

Letter to the Editor: Work not done

Letter to the Editor: Work not done

| July 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dear Editor, Measure I—The Citizen Initiative won. Congratulations to all of us for this truly community-wide effort to protect all Martinez open space and parks, now and in the future. We stood up for what we felt was best for us all. Working together, we showed we can make a difference, we can change the […]

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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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Letter to the Editor: Five top reasons to vote yes on Measure I – the citizen initiative

Letter to the Editor: Five top reasons to vote yes on Measure I – the citizen initiative

| June 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

We urge Martinez voters to join us in voting YES on Measure I on June 5. Here’s why: 1. Measure I protects all Martinez parks and open space—when the City Council votes to convert them to development, voters will make the final decision 2. Martinez scenic and recreational lands are valuable assets and essential to […]

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Council trying to trick voters

Council trying to trick voters

| May 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dear Editor, The City Council has created a lot of confusion around Measure I and private property rights…and that was their goal. We believe Martinez voters will not be tricked. We also believe the most important issue is to allay the fears of the 550 property owners the Council has targeted with their misleading 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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Letter to the Editor: Mayor and councilmembers deceive Martinez voters

Letter to the Editor: Mayor and councilmembers deceive Martinez voters

| May 2, 2018 | 1 Comment

We are disappointed to report that Mayor Schroder and Councilmembers Gipner and McKillop have just broadcast totally untrue accusations about Measure I—The Citizen Initiative. They are saying certain private property will be banned from any kind of development and turned into public open space. The accusations are ludicrous, but people have been scared by them. […]

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Letter to the Editor: City council violates state law and loses lawsuit

Letter to the Editor: City council violates state law and loses lawsuit

| March 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Contra Costa County Superior Court ruled the Martinez City Council violated the State Election Code by not putting the Martinez Open Space and Park Protection Initiative on the ballot at their 12/13/17 meeting. The Council’s failure to do so was illegal. The ruling, issued this Tuesday, forces the City Council to do what they should […]

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Friends Of Pine Meadow Wins Appeal Of SLAPP Suit Decision

Friends Of Pine Meadow Wins Appeal Of SLAPP Suit Decision

| March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Defendants Friends of Pine Meadow has won a California First District Court of Appeal case in which the organization was accused of using its name “to deceive fellow citizens into believing they were friends with the golf course owners….and represented the interests of these owners and the golf course.” The court ruled that Christine Dean, […]

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