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Sustainability News

April 2, 2021 

Which is the most important R: reduce, reuse, recycle, or rot? Learn about the 4Rs of sustainability in this awesome video produced by Boys and Girls Clubs of Contra Costa and New Leaf Collaborative on the Sustainability Resources page. Click below!

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Free Compost Giveaway

March 31, 2021 

Attention Martinez Gardeners! Free Compost Giveaway on Saturday, April 17th from 9:00a - 1:00p.

For safety, this event will be by appointment only. Click below for more information on how to set an appointment.

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Contra Costa Improves to Red Tier

March 12, 2021 

COVID-19 is spreading slower in Contra Costa than during a post-holiday peak a few weeks ago, allowing some business and community activities to resume in the county for the first time since November. Click below to read the full Press Release.

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Alhambra Highlands

March 2, 2021 

The City has updated its information on the Alhambra Highlands project. To learn more about the status, please click below.

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State of the City Address

February 26, 2021 

In partnership with the Martinez Chamber of Commerce, the annual State of the City Address presentation is now available to view which includes our City's direction and plans for upcoming projects and vision for the future. Please click below.

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CA Dept. of Insurance

February 4, 2021 

If you are struggling to pay your auto insurance or having a hard time procuring homeowners’ insurance, please click the links below to find out how the California Department of Insurance (CDI) can help you.

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Downtown Tree Program Update

January 7, 2021 

The City has tabulated the results of the Community Downtown Tree Survey and is now poised to begin the process of replanting trees in the downtown. Please visit our Downtown Street Tree Program webpage for the most current information about our exciting project by clicking below.

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Insider's Guide to MTZ

January 4, 2021 

Diablo Magazine recognizes the City of Martinez as a small-town charm with a hipster edge in this waterfront city, which is a superb destination for outdoor activities, wining and dining, and treasure hunting. Read the full article by clicking below!

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City Hall & Senior Center Closure

December 10, 2020 

The most recent County Health Order was issued on December 4th and is in effect at 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 6, 2020 through Monday, January 4, 2020 or until it is extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended in writing by the Health Officer. Please follow this link to view all County Health Orders. In order to comply with the order, Martinez City Hall and the Senior Center remain closed for all non-essential City services, and only essential Governmental Functions will remain active during this time while practicing the social distancing guidelines as instructed by the County Health Officer.

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Park Improvements Project

November 5, 2020 

The renovation of Golden Hills Park includes demolition and construction of a new community building, reconstruction of the basketball courts and resurfacing of the tennis courts. Highland Avenue Park improvements include replacement of the play structure and reconstruction of the basketball court. At John Muir Park and John Sparacino Park, improvements include constructing pathway and lighting improvements. Each of the four parks will also receive various landscaping, irrigation, drainage, fencing, and park furniture improvements. Click 'read more' below for more information.

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Updated Notice Regarding Use of City Parks

October 1, 2020 

The California Department of Public Health issued an update on September 28, 2020 on Outdoor Playgrounds and other Outdoor Recreational Facilities. Playgrounds will be open to the public starting October 1, 2020, subject to certain conditions including adequate social distancing of at least 6 feet from anyone not in the individual’s household or living unit and use of face coverings outdoors for everyone 2 years of age or older. Following these simple public health and safety regulations is crucial to slowing the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

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Learn About COVID-19

April 26, 2020 

In response to growing concerns regarding the international Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the City has a dedicated page to provide current information for the community.


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Attention Martinez Business Owners

April 25, 2020 

Click below to visit the new City of Martinez COVID-19 Small Business Resource Center to find out about COVID-19 funding opportunities, tax and bill payment relief, and other employer benefits.



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Community Resources

April 24, 2020 

Visit the following links for resources on activities, staying healthy, and how to support local businesses that are open during this pandemic.



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Message from Mayor Rob Schroder

March 21, 2020 


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Paying Your Bills Online?

November 16, 2017 

Please be aware that the City of Martinez is NOT affiliated with www.doxo.com. Processing a water payment through this website could cause a delay of up to 10 business days for your payment to be received and posted to your account.

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