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‘Why is council not respecting will of people?’

In the November 2016 election Martinez voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 64 (Legalizing Recreational Cannabis). According to the County Election Department, the Martinez vote was 63 percent to 37 percent to approve the proposition. So why is the City Council not respecting the loud voice of their constituents? The Council is ...

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City moves forward with dredging plan

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MARTINEZ, Calif. – City Council approved Wednesday a resolution to allocate funds to hire a consultant for a marina dredge design and study. A water depth survey of the marina was recently completed which defined the locations and amounts of siltation that has occurred in the marina since its last ...

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Lessons at the City level …

By E. CLARK Martinez Tribune LAST WEEK’S (Jan. 18) City Council meeting was brutal, lasting till nearly 2 a.m. As the hours ticked on, I became so frustrated by what I perceived to be a total waste of time that I actually called out “Time?” after one man decided his ...

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Council wades through heavy agenda

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Martinez City Council worked its way through an agenda heavy with important items Wednesday, Jan. 18. Included on the agenda was a presentation about energy alternatives for the city, a public hearing on the Pine Meadow Golf Course land, and the adoption of new garbage collection ...

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City Council meeting canceled

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The City of Martinez has given notice that the regular meeting of Martinez City Council originally scheduled for Jan. 4, 2017, has been canceled. The next regular meeting will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 18, in Council Chambers at City Hall, 525 Henrietta St., Martinez. The public ...

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New elect sworn in; Avila Farias retires term

Mayor Rob Schroder (at left) presents Councilmember AnaMarie Avila Farias with an engraved crystal vase as her children look on. Avila Farias received the vase during the Dec. 7, 2016, meeting of the Martinez City Council, in recognition of her public service. The evening marked Avila Farias’ last time on the dais, this term, as a retiring councilmember. (E. CLARK / Martinez Tribune)

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Every chair was filled during the Wednesday meeting of the Martinez City Council, despite the absence of any pressing items on the agenda. Those in attendance were there to witness the swearing in ceremonies of new elects, and to support an outgoing councilmember. Following brief public comments, ...

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