Contra Costa Times Letter to the Editor: Richmond Divided by Color and Class

Re-posted from the Contra Costa Times Letters to the Editor Section: Regardless of all the talk about a city renaissance, Richmond remains corrupt. Continue reading

Nat Bates Comments on Housing Controversy

This week, Councilman Nat Bates circulated the following email in response to the current controversy related to HUD and the Richmond Housing Authority.  Radio Free Richmond is posting his email without edits or comments. Continue reading

Contra Costa Times: Richmond Housing Authority grilled over poor living conditions, mismanagement

Re-posted from The Contra Costa Times: Prompted by revelations that Richmond's public housing agency is among the most troubled in the nation, City Council members say sweeping changes must be made and top housing authority officials are on the hot seat. Continue reading

Don Gosney: Richmond City Council Needs to Increase Transparency

 The agenda packet for Tuesday’s meeting is just shy of a thousand pages and the agenda is packed. We’ve also recently learned that an emergency item will be added to discuss the news reports about Richmond’s Housing Authority and the deplorable state of the residences offered to Richmond’s citizens. Common sense would tell us that this item alone should occupy a large part of Tuesday’s meeting. Continue reading

Richmond Standard: Increase in garbage collection rate proposed

Re-posted from The Richmond Standard: Garbage rates might soon increase in Richmond by 1.56-percent. Continue reading

Tom Butt E-Forum: 2013 Campaign Indicators

Re-posted from the Tom Butt E-Forum: It is still a bit of a mystery how the 2013 Richmond City Council and mayoral campaign is shaping up, but perusing the campaign filings with the Richmond city clerk can show at least where the activity is. Continue reading

Don Gosney: New Newspapers in Richmond

Like Richard Gonzales said, since the death of the Richmond Independent we’ve had a dearth of real news providers here in Richmond.  Continue reading
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