Charles Smith: The Public's Right to Speak

Commentary on Richmond City Council Meeting 4-1-2014 Agenda Items: H-1, I-3, Continue reading

Don Gosney: The Need to Restore Decorum

On the Richmond City Council agenda for April 1 Councilmember Butt has sponsored item H-1 which will address “disruptive” behavior. Continue reading

Jovanka Beckles: Why the Minimum Wage is Good for Richmond

Richmond is attempting to solve several issues at the same time. One, we are helping residents by providing a wage that will help more families  live with dignity. Two, we are helping businesses. Continue reading

Contra Costa Times: Richmond, Chevron announce partnership to spur local hiring for modernization project

Re-posted from the Contra Costa Times: City officials, Chevron and labor leaders on Wednesday announced a partnership aimed at putting local residents to work and maximizing local economic impact from the proposed $1 billion Richmond refinery modernization project. Continue reading

Contra Costa Times: Board prepares to close Doctors Medical Center if new funds don't emerge

Doctors Medical Center could be forced to close as early as July 25 if several funding streams don't emerge in the coming months, according to a contingency plan presented to the West Contra Costa Healthcare District board of directors Wednesday. Continue reading

Sisyphus Unbound: The Long Struggle to Make Richmond City Council Meetings Shorter

Ever considered attending a Richmond City Council meeting?  If you have, you may have also pondered whether you have six-and-a-half hours to spare on a Tuesday evening after work.  Continue reading

Councilman Butt Pushes to Remove PEM LED Billboard

Richmond City Council member Tom Butt announced Monday that he has placed a resolution on the Council’s April 1st meeting agenda seeking the revocation of the permit that allowed erection and operation of the Pacific East Mall LED billboard. Continue reading

Richmond Museum of History April Newsletter

From the Richmond Museum of History: April 2014 is shaping up to be an exciting month for the Richmond Museum Association (RMA)! On behalf of the board of directors, I am delighted to invite you to the following events. Continue reading

Don Gosney: Taunting the Public

A response to Tom Butt's article entitled "To Clap or Not to Clap": Continue reading

Tom Butt E-Forum: To Clap or Not to Clap

Re-posted from Tom Butt E-Forum: At last night’s City Council meeting, the Open Forum began with 28 speakers, mostly construction trades representatives and other advocates urging a fair and speedy certification of the Draft EIR for the Chevron Modernization Project.  The chamber was packed, so much so that police officers had to ask some people to leave the room because the maximum occupancy limit had been exceeded, and the exit aisles were blocked. Continue reading
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