Yes, it’s Monday, and no one wants to think too hard about the week ahead, but there are some important things, and some fun things, coming up this week. So we thought we’d give you a head start so you can get things on your calendar early.
1. Special meeting of the Martinez School Board – Monday, Dec. 5
The Martinez Unified School District board is holding a special meeting this afternoon at 4 p.m. to hear a presentation from staff about plans for new construction and upgrading existing facilities. The money for these projects comes from Measure K, a $45 million bond measure voters approved in 2010. The board will have a chance to review the plans and comment. The meeting takes place at the School District office, 921 Susana Street.
2. Walking Club – Monday, Dec. 5 and Wednesday, Dec. 7
The Walking Club meets each Monday and Wednesday at 9 a.m. The Monday walk meets at Hidden Valley Park, and the Wednesday group meets at the Senior Center, 818 Green Street. Each walk lasts from one to two hours, depending on the group, and the hikes are generally on the easy to moderate level.
3. State Senator Lois Wolk will speak Tuesday, Dec. 6
State Senator Lois Walk will now once again be speaking Tuesday at the Campbell Theater, as originally reported on Martinez Patch. After a very confusing morning at the Senator's office, the engagement is once again back on for 11 a.m. at the Campbell Theater, 626 Ward Street.
4. Martinez City Council Meeting - Wednesday, Dec. 7
The Martinez City Council will meet Wednesday, Dec. 7 in closed session to further discuss the status of two properties – 630 Court Street, which the city owns; and 610 Court Street, which is presently owned by Contra Costa County. A private development company is interested in purchasing both buildings for use as a restaurant and offices, but without the ability to purchase 610 Court Street, the deal may not go through. The council will reconvene in public session at 7 p.m. and adjourn as the Martinez Public Improvement Corporation to discuss the continuation of bonds to finance improvements to the city’s Water System. The council meets at 525 Henrietta Street.
5. Senior Financial Aid Night – Wednesday, Dec. 7
These days, people need all the help they can get figuring out to how afford college for their kids. Kids and parents are invited to this informative evening where you can learn the variety of options available to help finance that higher education.