Launched one month ago, the City of Martinez Downtown Outdoor Program gives merchants the opportunity to provide outdoor dining and shopping experiences for their customers, while facilitating the physical distancing of patrons to comply with the current County Health Order.
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.
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.
Please read the message to the Martinez community from Mayor Rob Schroder.
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This new Order went into effect at 6:00 a.m. on May 19, 2020, and “will continue to be in effect until it is extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended in writing by the Health Officer.”
The City continues to process building, engineering, and planning applications so that approved permits can be issued as soon as possible once the Shelter-in-Place is lifted.
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.
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 This order was superseded on March 31, 2020, by Order HO-COVID-03, and again on April 29, 2020 by Order HO-COVID-09, which extended the shelter-in-place timeframe and mandated stricter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 will be closed and all non-essential City services will be temporarily unavailable at least until Sunday, May 31, 2020, or until otherwise extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended in writing by the County Health Officer.