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The last of the three Public Workshops on the General Plan Update (GPU) will be held on Wednesday, January 12 at 6 PM via Zoom.  Here is the link to the Agenda for that meeting which has the Zoom link.

The City has promised several more sessions, as we and others have asked for.  But so far no dates for these additional sessions have come from the City.

Some issues that concern us:

  • High-density housing on the waterfront between the RR tracks and the marsh open space*
  • High-rise buildings five stories and higher in our Downtown*
  • No plan for economic development or analysis of how City finances will be affected by the GPU.
  • Undermining of park acquisitions by misstating facts and no map for proposed  new parks and trails
  • Denser housing in numerous neighborhoods---including turning prime farm land into housing*
  • No flooding parcel analysis or plan
*We need more housing, but it needs to make sense

Can you help?  If you are interested in these or other General Plan Update issues, attend the Zoom meeting and/or write directly to the City Council.

To contact the City Council
Click here

Read more about the general plan on the City's Website

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More about Thousand Friends of Martinez
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 Objectives are to:

  • Endorse, support and fund responsible and environmentally supportive leaders
  • Promote transparent government
  • Promote better land use planning and the development of policies for the public benefit
  • Defend parks, creeks, wetlands, open space and historic elements
  • Support budgeting, ballot measures and funding for these purposes
  • Educate the public about these objectives and strategies


Help Martinez strive for more transparent government, enlightened land use concepts and to defend parks, creeks, wetlands, open space and historic elements
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