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Dynomite Thursdays
July 25, 2016Dynomite Thursdays is a free performing Arts series for children of all ages. Entirely sponsored by the Martinez Restaurant Tour. Please join us for these free shows, which are sure to entertain you and your child.

Dynomite Thursdays 2016 Schedule

July 28 - Magic of Bill
August 4 - Mike the Spider Man
August 11 - Mike the Snake Man

Location: Susana Park, Susana and Estudillo Streets, Martinez

Time: 2:00 – 2:45 p.m.

Cost: Free

Ages: All

Water Testing Mailer
News ImageJuly 20, 2016We have been contacted by some residents about mailers being received offering water testing. The mailers are not affiliated with the City of Martinez, or The City of Martinez Water Department. These mailers are from a private company and in no way affiliated with the City of Martinez.

NO-COST Energy and Water Upgrades for Residents of Martinez – Sign Up Now!
News ImageJuly 13, 2016For the third year in a row, Rising Sun Energy Center's California Youth Energy Services (CYES) Program will provide Martinez residents with no-cost energy and water conservation services through a partnership with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), Contra Costa Water District, and the City of Martinez. The City receives additional program support from lead local sponsors, Tesoro Foundation ($10,000) and Republic Services ($5,000).

Notice of Election
News ImageJuly 3, 2016NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a General Election will be held in the City of Martinez on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, for the following officers:

City of Martinez

Councilmember – Two Seats
City Clerk – One Seat
City Treasurer – One Seat

A nominee must be a registered voter residing within the City. Nomination petitions may be obtained from the City Clerk's Office, located at 525 Henrietta Street, Martinez, CA, commencing 9:00 a.m., July 18, 2016, the 113th day before the election and shall be filed with the Deputy City Clerk in person no later than 5:00 P.M., August 12, 2016, the 88th day before the election.

For complete detailed information please see the Notice of Election

Rising Sun Energy Center Recruiting for Energy Specialist Driver Positions
June 29, 2016Rising Sun Energy Center, program manager of the California Youth Energy Services ("CYES") program now in its third year with Martinez, is still looking to fill two paid “Energy Specialist” driver positions this summer in Martinez. Drivers must be Martinez residents at least 18 years old, carry their own insurance and a license, and have access to a car.

Applying is easy, just visit http://www.risingsunenergy.org to pursue this exciting summer opportunity which directly helps local citizens.

Recruitment Flyer

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

Martinez PD Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics
June 22, 2016The Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics is the movement's largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle, At its most basic level the Torch Run is an actual running event, in which officers and athletes run the Flame of Hope™ to the Opening Ceremonies of local Special Olympics competitions and State and National Games. Annually, more than 85,000 dedicated, compassionate and volunteer law enforcement officers participate in the torch run throughout 46 nations, 12 Canadian provinces and 50 US states.

Golden Times Bulletin July 2016 - Martinez Senior Center
News ImageJune 21, 2016The Golden Times Bulletin for July 2016 is now available.

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.


Republic Services Annual Citywide Clean-Up June 20th - 24th

Republic Services, Inc., will have its fifth annual citywide clean up for Martinez residents from June 20th to 24th.

Crews will pick up your extra refuse on the same day as your regular garbage service. During the cleanup, Republic will collect up to 3 cubic yards of refuse (including yard waste and wood), or about 21 (32-gallon) bags. Containers will be taken away unless noted on can.

May 26, 2016

The City has funded homeless advocacy programs designed to provide essential resources to our community's most vulnerable population since 2011. This work has been recently jeopardized when Contra Costa Homeless Outreach announced it would be discontinuing operations on June 30th.

Fortunately for the City, Tesoro stepped in and informed the City that its foundation had approved a three-year, $90K grant to support the City’s Homeless Outreach Initiative. Tesoro’s generous and timely investment will help the City continue this important work by contracting with a local homeless advocate experienced with assisting the homeless in Martinez.

Full Press Release

Ditch the Car & Grab Your Bike
News ImageMay 16, 2016

Ditch the Car & Grab Your Bike:

Summer Bike Challenge Comes to Martinez

511 Contra Costa is rolling out a new summertime recreational bike promotion in Martinez. The Summer Bike Challenge provides fun, healthy, no cost summer recreation that challenges participants to explore their hometown from the seat of a bicycle.


I-680 Express Lanes Construction Notice - Nighttime Ramp & Lane Closure
May 10, 2016Upcoming construction activity for the Express Lanes on I-680 between Walnut Creek and San Ramon requires a temporary, nighttime ramp closure. The construction activity will include the installation of conduit under the ramp to connect to power sources. The following ramp closure is scheduled:

The southbound I-680 Rudgear Rd. on-ramp is scheduled to be closed from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. each night Monday, May 16 through Friday, May 20.

CRV Beverage Container Buyback Locations in Martinez
News ImageMay 5, 2016Due to a decline in scrap values and commodity prices, a number of CRV recycling centers in California have shut down. Though some recycling centers have closed in Martinez and the surrounding areas, there are two businesses still offering CRV buybacks within the City.

Message from the Chief of Police
May 1, 2016

What's Inside...

• Swearing in Ceremony

• Canine Patrol

• Snapshots of Police Activity in the Past Month

PRESS RELEASE | Appointment of Brad Kilger
April 29, 2016
The Martinez City Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Brad Kilger to the position of City Manager for the City of Martinez. The City Council will make the appointment at its May 4, 2016 Council Meeting.

"Brad brings to us the perfect blend of professional experience, and creative leadership," said Mayor Rob Schroder. Mr. Kilger was selected from a candidate pool of about 40 that emerged from a national search conducted by Bob Murray and Associates who undertook a formal recruitment process for the City.


2016 Mini Motorland
April 4, 2016Mini Motorland 2016 held at the Martinez Amphitheatre Saturday was a huge success. There were approximately 180 mini motorists.


The City of Martinez is now accepting applications for Police Records Clerk
April 4, 2016The City of Martinez is now accepting applications for Police Records Clerk. Please click the link below for more details and filing instructions.

Police Records Clerk

Martinez City News | April 2016
April 1, 2016

What's Inside...

• City doubles efforts in conserving water

• Construction updates

• Message from the Chief of Police


Martinez City News | March 2016
March 1, 2016

What's Inside...

• Funding for Non-Profits
• Cool California Challenge - The Final Stretch
• Upcoming Events

...and many more!

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