The Mission of Thousand Friends of Martinez is to provide a stable organization which will work with residents to elect informed, conscientious representatives; promote open government; enhance our quality of life by creating a livable city; defend our parks and open spaces, and; conserve natural areas and historic elements in the greater Martinez region.
Our Geographic Focus is: The greater Martinez region, including the city and unincorporated areas, the Briones Bioregion and significant watershed lands.
Our Objectives are to:
If you love the Martinez Regional Shoreline as much as I do, you have been following the progress on the Prop 68 Grant Proposal to fund the renovation of the fishing pier and adjacent areas. Since City staff began working on this project in late 2020, various items have been considered and added to the grant proposal. City staff have done a phenomenal job engaging community partners and holding public meetings to discuss ideas and to seek resolutions on decision points.
Click here to get up to speed on what is happening with the pier.
In an about face, the County Supervisors are now moving toward demolition of the Old Jail. Here's the details.
The Historic Old Jail was built in 1903 and is listed on the National Register of
Historic Places, representing classically inspired early 20th Century public
buildings. It, along with the Courthouse (Finance Building), was Contra Costa
County’s first major government headquarters. It was built of Vermont granite
block “to last far into the future to express Contra Costa’s pride and confidence.”
The Historic Old Jail is 118 years old.
Here's some information, including a map about the state of this very important open land in Martinez.
The Martinez City Council needs to go back to the drawing board and, with citizen input, develop a General Plan Update (GPU) that protects, maintains, and grows our city while preserving what its citizenry says is important:
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