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Career Opportunities

June 11, 2021 

The City is now accepting applications for the following positions. Apply today and click on the "Read More" link below for complete job announcements including the application process.

  • Account Technician II (Water Utility Billing)
  • Commercial Pool Technician | Part-Time
  • General Labor | Temporary Seasonal
  • Lifeguard/Swim Lesson Instructor
  • Recreation Leader (After School Program)
  • Recreation Leader (Summer Playground Program)
  • Police Officer (Lateral)
  • Police Officer (Current Academy Attendees Only)
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Join the Independent Redistricting Commission

June 3, 2021 

The City of Martinez is pleased to announce the establishment of an Independent Redistricting Commission which will draw new City Council district boundaries for the 2022 General Municipal Election. Click below for the full press release and learn how you can apply!

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Rankin Aquatic Center Opens June 14

May 30, 2021 
The Rankin Aquatic Center will open June 14th for the Summer Season. Modified Swim Lessons, Family Swim, and monthly Special Events will be offered.
Visit the Rankin Aquatic Center page for a complete list of programs.
Registration opens online June 3 and will be required for all programs.

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Martinez Sturgeon Opening Day

May 28, 2021 

Opening Day for the Martinez Sturgeon professional baseball season is set for June 9th at Waterfront Park against the San Rafael Pacifics. Click below to view the full Press Release.

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Rental Assistance Program

May 27, 2021 

Contra Costa County has partnered with the State of California to operate a Countywide Emergency Rental Assistance Program called Housing is Key, which includes a utility assistance component for residents experiencing financial difficulties as a result of COVID-19. Please click the link below for more information.

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Paying Your Bills Online?

May 18, 2021 

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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COVID Vaccines

May 11, 2021 

Children between the ages of 12 - 15 can now get Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine at all county-run clinics. View the full Press Release by clicking here.

With COVID-vaccine supply now plentiful, Contra Costa County will now vaccinate everyone at its clinics regardless of whether they live in the County or not. View the full Press Release by clicking here.

People can now also get a COVID vaccine at all county-run vaccination sites with or without an appointment. View the full Press Release by clicking here.


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Sustainability News

April 27, 2021 

Did you know trash created by humans has found its way into essentially every ecosystem? Learn more about how our trash affects our environment and the different animals living in them with this new video from New Leaf Collaborative and the Boys and Girls Club of Contra Costa. Click below!

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District Elections

April 15, 2021 

The City has begun the process of setting new district voting boundaries for the 2022 election. To view current and past agendas, please click the link below.

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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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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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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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