Contra Costa Times: Developer to build massive distribution facility at Richmond's Pinole Point Business Park

Re-posted from the Contra Costa Times: City leaders on Monday hailed the recent purchase of a closed steel factory in the city's Pinole Point Business Park by a Sacramento-based developer, calling the deal a step toward the city's emergence as a distribution and logistics hub. Continue reading

Pastor Washington: The Challenges of Relocation

It is with much appreciation and gratitude that we address, you, the audience committed to see fair housing opportunities for those who will be displaced by the corrective process needed to relocate the residents of Richmond's Public Housing buildings. Continue reading

Rosa Lara: Let's Make the DREAM Act a Reality (Vamos a hacer la reforma del Dream Act, una realidad)

Richmond is supposed to be the city of “Pride and Purpose.” Our representatives are supposed to share the common purpose of improving the lives of all community members. So why is the City Council spending long hours on a policy resolution calling on Congress to stop shipping crude by rail, while they continued to ignore community appeals to draft a resolution demanding that Congress approve the DREAM Act? Continue reading

VIDEOS: Council Considers Resolution on Applause

Videos from Tuesday, April 1, 2014 meeting of the Richmond City Council. Continue reading

VIDEO: Councilman Booze Questions City Manager; Mayor Ends Comments and Recesses Meeting

Video from Tuesday, April 1, 2014 meeting of the Richmond Housing Authority. Continue reading

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
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