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Two Martinez City Council seats up for grabs this November

With incumbent Martinez City Council member AnaMarie Avila Farias now in a run-off for the 5th District Supervisor’s seat on the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, it appears that leaves not one but two seats up for grabs on the Martinez City Council for the November General Election. The …

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Stevens announces bid for City Council

MARTINEZ, Calif. – John Stevens, former CEO of the Martinez Chamber of Commerce, has announced his candidacy for Martinez City Council. Stevens says he has significant knowledge of Martinez and the issues important to its residents. “My experience at the Martinez Chamber of Commerce gave me daily contact with the …

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News in Brief: Council meeting postponed

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The next scheduled meeting of Martinez City Council has been canceled. The original meeting was scheduled for May 18. That meeting will now be held Wednesday, June 1. Closed session begins at 6 p.m. with public comment available beforehand. The open portion of the meeting will begin …

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City appoints new manager

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Martinez City Council has announced the appointment of a new city manager. Brad Kilger, who has served as the city manager of Benicia since 2010, will assume his position with the City of Martinez June 13. “Brad (Kilger) brings to us the perfect blend of professional …

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Duncans: Stop the demolition of old jail, historic homes

Dear Mayor Schroder and City Council Members, Late last year it was rumored that the County was investigating demolishing several County-owned buildings in the downtown area which are no longer needed. This past February it was revealed that this proposal included the old Historic County Jail, the newer Jail Annex …

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Pine Meadow, dog park issues dominate public comment at council meeting

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Despite a light agenda for Wednesday’s Martinez City Council meeting, many residents showed up to speak on items unrelated to the night’s formal proceedings. The “Friends of Pine Meadow” group lobbying to keep privately-owned land formerly used as the Pine Meadow Golf Course designated as open space, …

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Opinion: One perspective on Pine Meadow …

Dear Editor, I have lived in Martinez for 21 years and have degrees in Environmental Engineering.  I have worked in the industrial sector my entire career. That said, when I became aware that three out of the four City Council members and the mayor passed a resolution Jan 21, 2015, …

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City hires contractors, looks to bid out more work in new year

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Saying it would be the most efficient approach, Martinez City Engineer Tim Tucker recommended hiring three consultants for municipal projects. At its meeting Wednesday, Dec. 16, the Martinez City Council concurred. Christine M. Leptien-Parks, of LCC Engineering and Surveying, will be …

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Survey provides ‘snapshot’ of Martinez

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – If Martinez is to see where it’s going, it needs to understand where it’s been. That’s the thought behind a community survey that provides the Martinez City Council– both the current panel and those elected in the future – a look …

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Jakel likely to be named next interim city manager

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council will consider Wednesday, Dec. 16, whether to bring Jim Jakel back on in an interim basis once City Manager Rob Braulik leaves. Braulik, who was hired Feb. 4, announced Nov. 17 he would be leaving at the end …

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