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Contra Costa Residents Have More Voting Options This June
May 26, 2016

Regional Early Voting sites provide flexible timing and locations to cast ballots

Contra Costa County voters will now have unprecedented flexibility to receive and cast their ballots at seven Regional Early Voting sites throughout the county the week before Election Day.

The program will debut on May 31st, a week ahead of the June 7th Primary Election. All registered Contra Costa voters will be able to vote at any of the locations. They will be open from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm Tuesday May 31st through Friday June 3rd, and 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Saturday, June 4th.


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TESORO GRANTS CITY 3-YEAR/$90K GRANT FOR HOMELESS OUTREACH INITIATIVE
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.

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Community Resilience Challenge Enters Final Week!
May 26, 2016There is just one week left in the 2016 Community Resilience Challenge! (Ends June 7, 2016) www.eastbayresiliencechallenge.org

What sustainability actions are you pledging this year? Here are a few we are actively promoting this year:

Eliminate single use plastics and go completely "reusable" for 30 days
Get rid of toxins and eliminate your weeds in a more natural, sustainable way
Sign up for an energy assessment to become more efficient
Sign up and pledge your action at SustainableCoCo.org/Challenge

Tag them on Facebook or motivate others by sharing a story or photo of your action with #EastBayChallenge

When you register your sustainable action, you'll receive prizes such as:
  • Free bag of compost (Mt. Diablo Recycling, in Pittsburg)
  • 1 yard of free Ecomulch
  • 10% off at Mt. Diablo Nursery (Lafayette)


Memorial Day Ceremony - Ignacio Plaza
News ImageMay 25, 2016City of Martinez Memorial Day Ceremony

Monday, May 30, 2016 - Alhambra Cemetery 9:00 am
Ignacio Plaza 10:00 am
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Pool Opens June 4th!
News ImageMay 24, 2016Pool Opens June 4th!

Pool Opens for Recreational Swimming Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5 from Noon – 5 pm.
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Intermodal Phase 3
May 20, 2016

Intermodal Phase 3

The Martinez Intermodal Phase 3 Groundbreaking took place on May 20, 2016. It is a portion of the Martinez Intermodal Facility which is a multi phase, multi-million dollar project spanning over 20 years. The project has been funded by a mixed bag of funding sources including Measure C funds.


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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.


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Oos Ahs and Giggles
May 12, 2016Daniel DaVinci shows off his juggling at the Recreation Departments Oos Ahs and Giggles.

OOs Ahs & Giggles is a free performing arts program, made possible by the Martinez Restaurant Tour held each October. Recreation organizes the event and all proceeds go towards paying for the performers. The next show is scheduled for May 18, @ 3:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers with Boswick the Clown.

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.
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The 2015-2016 CoolCalifornia Challenge - A Great First Run for Martinez!
News ImageMay 9, 2016Martinez remained a strong competitor throughout the 2015-2016 CoolCalifornia Challenge thanks to the sustainability efforts of participating Martinez households.
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Job Opportunities
May 9, 2016The City of Martinez is now accepting applications for Police Officer - Laterals and Academy Graduates Only. Please click the link below for more details and filing instructions.

Police Officer - Laterals and Academy Graduates Only


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.
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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
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Traffic Delays on Marina Vista & Pacheco Blvd.
April 29, 2016Shell will be undergoing a variety of work this spring, beginning May and lasting through mid-June for planned maintenance at the facility. Areas that may be impacted most will be:

Marina Vista between I-680 and Shell Avenue
Pacheco Blvd. between I-680 to near Howe Road

Should you have questions, comments, or concerns, please contact the environmental hotline at (925) 313-3777.

More information can be found here.

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.


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Another Great Earth Day Event at the John Muir National Historic Site
News ImageApril 27, 2016

Another Great Earth Day Event at the John Muir National Historic Site

On Saturday, April 23rd, the City celebrated Earth Day and John Muir's Birthday at the John Muir National Historic Site alongside approximately 50 other exhibitors and hundreds of community patrons.


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


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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


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NO-COST Energy and Water Upgrades for Residents of Martinez – Sign Up Now!
March 10, 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).
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