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October 19, 2016

Residents can save postage and time with this expanding vote-by-mail program

Contra Costa residents will find it easier to vote in the upcomingNovember 8th Election, as the Contra Costa Elections Office once again partners with local agencies to provide convenient "CoCo Vote-N-Go" drop off locations, prior to and on Election Day.

Voters will find the drop-off boxes at all Contra Costa city halls and the County Administration Building, located at 651 Pine St. in Martinez, starting the week of October 10th -- when permanent vote-by-mail ballots are mailed.


Spooktacular Bazaar - Martinez Senior Center
News ImageOctober 19, 2016Don't miss out on Martinez Senior Center's annual Bazaar! October 28th, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. From hand-made crafts and jewelry to greeting cards and a white elephant, we will have it all. All proceeds go the Martinez Senior Citizens Club and benefit members and the center.

Martinez Senior Center Annual Bazaar Info

Measure D - Martinez Road Improvement and Maintenance Measure
News ImageOctober 18, 2016The City has created a special webpage dedicated to factual information about Measure D, the Martinez Road Improvement and Maintenance Measure. Measure D is a one-half percent (0.50%) transactions and use (sales) tax on the November 8, 2016 ballot which would provide funding exclusively for Martinez road improvement and maintenance needs.

Measure D Information

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


Golden Times Bulletin October 2016 - Martinez Senior Center
News ImageOctober 13, 2016Golden Times Bulletin October 2016 - Martinez Senior Center

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.


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.

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.

City Manager's Report | October 2016
News ImageOctober 6, 2016What's Inside...

• Message from the Chief of Police
• City of Martinez - Best Places to Raise a Family in California
• Parking Lot Renovation
• Street Repairs
• New Hires/Recent Promotions/Retirement


City Channel Playback Schedule for Chamber of Commerce City Council Candidates' Forum
News ImageOctober 6, 2016The rebroadcast of the September 22nd Martinez City Council Candidates’ Forum, hosted by the Martinez Area Chamber of Commerce, is now airing regularly on the City Channel (channel 28 for Comcast subscribers, channel 29 for Astound subscribers). Please see below for the complete October playback schedule:

Sunday, October 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th, starting @ 5 p.m.

Saturday, October 15th and 29th, starting @ 10 a.m.

Thursday, October 27th, starting @ 2 p.m.

Parking Lot 4 Closure
September 15, 2016Parking Lot 4 Renovation Project

Parking Lot 4 will be closed from Mid September thru November 4, 2016.
Parking passes will be valid at all 4-Hour and 10-Hour parking zones.

Parking map

Fall Water Aerobics and Lap Swim
News ImageSeptember 9, 2016

The Fall Water Aerobics and Lap Swim Schedule are now available! The class is always a party in the pool!

Please see the schedule for dates and times.


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.


Nominees for Public Office
September 6, 2016

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the following persons have been nominated for the offices herein mentioned to be filled at the Municipal Election to be held in the City of Martinez on the 8th day of November, 2016;

Noralea Gipner, Councilmember
Courtney Masella-O'Brien, Councilmember
Mark Ross, Councilmember
John Stevens, Councilmember

Richard G. Hernandez, City Clerk

Charles Martin, City Treasurer
Carolyn Robinson, City Treasurer


Primary 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


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

Class Registration Information

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.


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.


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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