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02/08/2024
The Marina City Council has approved a timeline and process to fill Cristina Medina Dirksen’s seat, but there is a wrinkle concerning where the appointee must reside.

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02/01/2024
The new Marina Police Department Chief of Police is a law enforcement veteran with more than 30 years in service.l Randy Hopkins started work this week and will be sworn in next week.

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01/17/2024
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When the Marina City Council meets Jan. 17, Councilmember Cristina Medina Dirksen plans to announce her resignation, effective Jan. 28, with almost a year remaining on her term.

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12/13/2023
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Between 2000 and 2010, Marina’s population dropped by 21 percent. During that same time, the city’s downtown flagged.

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12/13/2023
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There aren’t many hurdles left to clear for Monterey-Salinas Transit’s SURF! project, a rapid transit busway between Marina and Sand City.

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11/02/2023
Elected officials, funders and members of the veterans community will come together to raise the first wall in the project that will provide homeless veterans a place to live in perpetuity with no transitional requirements.

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09/01/2023
The stakeholder meeting for Marina’s Fort Ord Resource Management Plan will be held Sept. 12 at the Marina Branch of the Monterey County Library Community Room.

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06/18/2023
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City expenditures are split among essential needs and quality-of-life benefits in a budgeting process. And with the fiscal year beginning July 1, government entities, including Monterey County’s 12 cities, are in various stages of tweaking and finalizing their annual budgets.

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02/08/2023
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The prospect of a second cardroom, which allows games like blackjack and poker, has become a lightning rod of controversy.

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01/15/2023
Marina Mayor Bruce Delgado says he’s interested in getting another card room in the city partly because the tax income would cover the cost of adding a police officer.

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11/17/2022
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The city of Marina joined the CSU Monterey Bay campus in becoming friendly to electric scooters after the council approved an agreement with Bird Rides Inc., a Miami-based bike and scooter rental company.

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11/12/2022
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In the only contested council race in Marina, Liesbeth Visscher, chair of the group Citizens for Just Water, has an 8-percent lead against Les Martin, a Navy retiree, to represent District 4.

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10/03/2022
Monterey Peninsula Unified School District unveiled a design for Marina High School’s new multi-use sports field. District Superintendent PK Diffenbaugh called it “the final piece of the puzzle” in providing “amenities that any other school in the county has.”

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09/29/2022
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Elections this year will be different than last time voters went to the polls. For jurisdictions like the city of Marina that use districts, the 2020 Census means new district lines.

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09/28/2022
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At the corner of 2nd Avenue and Eighth Street in Marina sits a 55-acre asphalt wasteland, a vestige left over from Fort Ord days, now an unused part of the CSU Monterey Bay campus.

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09/25/2022
A Marina Police Department commander has accused Police Chief Tina Nieto of unfair treatment and violating payroll rules. Cmdr. Donna White filed the complaint with the EEOC, which will decide whether to conduct a formal investigation.

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09/18/2022
The city of Marina will consider two actions at its next city council meeting to find the source of a smell that has long eluded detection.

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09/08/2022
After a contentious meeting, the Marina City Council voted 3-2 to approve a concessionaire agreement with Chaparral Country Corp. of Woodside to provide recreation facilities and public programs at the Marina Equestrian Center Park.

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08/16/2022
Construction started recently on an affordable housing project in The Dunes area of southern Marina that will add 140 apartments to the region as soon as 2024.

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08/14/2022
The Marina City Council has approved a $4.2 million contract to remove old Fort Ord buildings near Marina High School. The council voted 5-0 on a bid from Unlimited Environmental Inc. of Long Beach. The buildings are a frequent target of arson.

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07/07/2022
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Celia Jiménez here, thinking that right now is a challenging time for anyone to pay more in taxes. On the other hand, tax dollars might well be considered money wasted when cities continue to invest in outdated facilities.

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06/24/2022
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Robert Wellington was the city of Marina's first city attorney, starting in 1975 when the city incorporated. And he served for 47 years in that role, until now as he downsizes his workload.

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05/23/2022
Planning on Hilltop Park in Marina is underway as the Marina City Council has heard recommendations from its ad-hoc committee and given direction for the final design on the city park, to be located within The Dunes on Monterey Bay development.

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05/11/2022
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Besides abandoned structures that remain on the former Fort Ord, another vestige that still stands are hundreds of large trees, including Monterey cypress, Monterey pine, coast live oak and eucalyptus.

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04/13/2022
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The city of Marina selected an eco-friendly vision for its newest planned hotel, which would be built in front of the Marina Shopping Center near Highway 1. The land is currently empty, but it was once home to rotted buildings…

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02/25/2022
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The Marina City Council unanimously recommended new electoral districts for the next 10 years.

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02/23/2022
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In July 2017, history was made in Marina when the California Coastal Commission unanimously approved a consent order with Cemex, a multinational building materials conglomerate based in Mexico, to shut down its sand mine on the northern coast of Marina…

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02/10/2022
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Despite approving the largest budget in the city’s history, the city of Marina finds itself short on funds for a critical need: a new fire station.

“While we are in a very strong financial position, we are not in the position that we need to be to provide the services that our city needs and demands,” says City Councilmember Cristina Medina Dirksen.

Marina currently has two fire stations: one on Palm Avenue and one at the airport. Since Marina has grown over the past 20 years, the Palm fire station is no longer in the center of the city. In addition, Marina doesn’t have a ladder truck – which costs roughly $1.5 million – nor a place to house it, since the fire station isn’t big enough. A ladder truck has become critical with taller buildings constructed in Marina.

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12/06/2021
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Gov. Gavin Newson appointed four people to the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) on Dec 1. One of them is Marina Police Chief Tina Nieto.

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