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Notice of Election

July 13, 2020 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and in accordance with Memorandum #20085 issued by the office of the California Secretary of State, candidate nomination documents will be available by appointment only at City Hall, located at 525 Henrietta Street, Martinez, CA 94553. To make an appointment to receive nomination documents, please contact cityclerk@cityofmartinez.org. Please click below for more details.

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Statement from Mayor Schroder

July 7, 2020 

Recent events in our community have highlighted both racial tensions and matters of free speech. I write to you today to provide a full account of these events and to address questions that we have been receiving at City Hall the last few days.

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Meals to Martinez

July 7, 2020 

Main Street Martinez and Tully & Weiss Charities have launched a
Meals to Martinez program to provide $30,000 in free meals from downtown
Martinez businesses to 600 families that lost work due to being classified as
“non-essential.” The program is meant to help out families hardest hit by the Shelter in Place orders, while giving a boost to local restaurants that lost business. Click below for more details.

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Equity & Justice for All

July 2, 2020 

The City Council took urgency action at the July 1st Council Meeting in response to the recent expressions of hate and racism in Martinez to adopt a resolution on equity and justice for all. Please click below to view the resolution.

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Press Release

June 30, 2020 

In October of 2017, the City Council adopted a resolution known as the “United Against Hate” Resolution, denouncing and condemning intolerance of any individual or group and hate speech of any kind. Read the full press release by clicking the "Read More" link below.

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Message from Mayor Rob Schroder

June 5, 2020 

Please read the message to the Martinez community from Mayor Rob Schroder.

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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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Updated Notice Regarding Use of City Parks

April 18, 2020 

On May 18, 2020, the Contra Costa County Health Officer issued a new shelter-in-place ORDER HO-COVID19-14 to supersede the prior Order issued on April 29, 2020. This new Order went into effect at 6:00 a.m. on May 19, 2020, and “will continue to be in effect until it is extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended in writing by the Health Officer.”

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City Council Meetings to use Video Conferencing

April 3, 2020 

After its initial run on April 1, the City of Martinez will continue to use the Zoom Video/Teleconference platform only to conduct its City Council meetings during this County-wide COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place Order. Please stay tuned to our Meetings page for the latest Agenda details on how to join upcoming City Council Meetings through Zoom via Mobile/Desktop App, Browser, or Phone.


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City Hall & Senior Center Closure

March 26, 2020 

On March 16, 2020, the Contra Costa County Health Officer issued an executive order for all governmental agencies to cease non-essential operations at physical locations within the County until at least through April 7, 2020. This order was superseded on March 31, 2020, by Order HO-COVID-03, and again on April 29, 2020 by Order HO-COVID-09, which extended the shelter-in-place timeframe and mandated stricter social distancing guidelines. These orders were issued in an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19. In order to comply with the order, Martinez City Hall and the Senior Center remains closed for all non-essential City services. However, the City's Building, Planning and Engineering department can be reached by-appointment only at (925) 372-3500 until otherwise extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended in writing by the County Health Officer.


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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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