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Community Choice Energy Draft Technical Study & Public Workshop Schedule
December 3, 2016Contra Costa County and 14 cities within the County, including Martinez, have partnered to commission a Technical Study of Community Choice Energy (CCE), also referred to as “Community Choice Aggregation.” CCE is the practice of pooling consumer electricity demand within a region for the purpose of procuring energy and selling it to customers. The most common reasons for jurisdictions to pursue CCE is to promote electricity generation from renewable sources and offer consumers a choice in purchasing electricity with potential for cost savings.
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2016 Holiday Frolic and Light Parade
News ImageNovember 30, 2016The 2016 Light Parade and Holiday Frolic Activities have been scheduled for December 2, 2016, in Downtown Martinez.

Ice rink, light parade, crafts, games and so much more will make Downtown Martinez the place to be!

Ice Rink Information

Holiday Frolic list of the days activities.

Ugly Sweater Contest - presented by Martinez Recreation & Barrelista Coffee House.


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Golden Times Bulletin December 2016 - Martinez Senior Center
News ImageNovember 23, 2016Golden Times Bulletin December 2016 - Martinez Senior Center

Pancake Breakfast with Santa
November 22, 2016Pancake Breakfast with Santa
Sunday, December 11, 2016, 8:00 am - 11:00 am

$4.00 Per Adult & $2.50 Per Child (10 and under)

Martinez Senior Center - 818 Green Street

2016 Officer of the Year
News ImageNovember 18, 2016Detective Miles Williamson was honored as the 2016 MPD Officer of the Year! Congratulations Detective Williamson! Thank you for your dedication and service to our community!

Veteran's Day Ceremony 2016
News ImageNovember 15, 2016The US Navy Sea Cadets presented the colors at Alhambra Pioneer Cemetery during the 2016 Veteran's Day Ceremony. The Second part of the program was held at Ignacio Plaza and had 300 in attendance. The American Legion Post 29 & VFW Post #1351 showed their colors and also presented a 21 gun salute during the ceremony.
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Job Opportunities
November 9, 2016The City of Martinez is now accepting applications for Deputy City Clerk. Please click the link below for more details and filing instructions.

Deputy City Clerk

City Manager's Report | November 2016
November 2, 2016What's inside...

• Hidden Lakes Ribbon Cutting

• Message from the Chief of Police

• New Hires


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City Commences New Downtown Recycling Collection Program
News ImageOctober 26, 2016The City recently installed all 25 of the high quality blue recycling bins purchased with CalRecycle State grant funding throughout the downtown area.
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Sand & Sandbag Locations
News ImageOctober 14, 2016The City of Martinez has designated the following four (4) locations for the stockpiling of sand and one (1) location for sand bags

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New Building Codes
News ImageOctober 13, 2016New Building Codes effective January 1, 2017

Notice: The City of Martinez will be adopting the 2016 California Codes as required by State law.
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The Pumpkin Dunkin
News ImageOctober 13, 2016The Pumpkin Dunkin has been rescheduled due to the cold, rainy weather forecasted for Saturday, October 15th. The new date is Saturday, October 22nd, 1 - 3 pm.

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Community Mural Project Set to Commence in Main Street Plaza
News ImageOctober 6, 2016On December 18, 2015, the City Council approved the recommendation of the Parks, Recreation, Marina and Cultural Commission (PRMCC) to allow a Community Mural to be painted in the Main Street Plaza.
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Primary Argument In Favor Of Measure D
September 6, 2016PRIMARY ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF MEASURE D

Measure D provides local funding that stays under local control, exclusively for improving and repairing roads in Martinez.

Yes on Measure D will:
  • Triple our current paving budget and put us on the path to dramatically improving our roads, especially in our residential areas
  • Only cost shoppers 50¢ for every $100 dollars spent on taxable goods
  • Create safer conditions for children and pedestrians on neighborhood streets
  • Improve public safety and reduce auto damage
  • Automatically expire in 15 years

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Press Release | Hiring of Anne Cardwell
September 6, 2016MARTINEZ – City Manager, Brad Kilger, today announced the hiring of Anne Cardwell as the Assistant City Manager for the City of Martinez. Cardwell will fill the position that was vacated by the previous Assistant City Manager Alan Shear, who left in April of this year to assume the position of Administrative Services Director with the City of Millbrae.

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Are You Ready to Help Your Family & Neighborhood?
News ImageAugust 31, 2016In a Disaster, Don't be Scared... Be Prepared!
FREE CERT Classes - Fall 2016

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Fall Softball 2016
News ImageAugust 19, 2016

Martinez Recreation is now accepting teams for the Coed and Men's Single Wall Bat League. The season begins the week of September 5th. Coed plays Tuesday night and Men’s play Friday nights.


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Martinis on the Plaza
August 12, 2016


Martinez' most acclaimed social event, Martinis on the Plaza Gala, is held around the fountain at Ignacio Plaza under twinkling white lights with the gaiety of the post-Depression and World War II era.


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Martinez Water Health Goals
June 29, 2016On May 20, 2016, staff provided the City Council a report on our drinking water health goals. The presentation can be viewed at the following link.

Martinez Water Health Goals - Presentation



City Now Recruiting for Sustainability Programs Assistant Internship
June 14, 2016

Are you a recent college graduate or current student looking to gain valuable experience you can use to launch a career in the rapidly-growing field of environmental sustainability? If so, the City of Martinez is now hiring for the part-time Sustainability Programs Assistant internship position.


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