Don Gosney: Regional Increase in Minimum Wage Will Hurt Richmond

On Tuesday the 18th of March the Richmond City Council is considering a regional increase in the minimum wage to be paid some employees working in Richmond.  For the record, I believe this to be a bad idea. Continue reading

Don Gosney: Give the Public Time

After an unbelievably long wait time I see that we finally have the Draft Environmental Impact Report available for Chevron’s Modernization Project. Continue reading

Nat Bates: The Politics of Renaming Macdonald Avenue

Although the City of Richmond election for mayor and four city council members is not until November of this year, the infamous Richmond Progressive Alliance is off and running to woo voters toward their slate of candidates. Continue reading

Felix Hunziker: Grow the Hell Up

Can the foolish behavior on our City Council get any worse? Political pandering and infighting were again on full display as they fumbled with the Richmond Housing Authority crisis at the March 12th special meeting. Continue reading

Contra Costa Times: Finger Pointing Grows Over Blame for Richmond Public Housing Crisis

Re-posted from the Contra Costa Times: Revelations about mismanagement and poor conditions in the city's public housing system have touched off a flurry of finger pointing, with local politicians asserting that dwindling federal funds are at the root of the Richmond Housing Authority's crisis. Continue reading

Nina Smith: Response to Councilman Butt's Comments

I feel compelled to respond to Councilmember Butt’s comment, quoted in the West County Times on March 7, 2014, in which he implied that public housing residents’ expectations of safe and habitable apartments was akin to expecting “maid service.”  Continue reading

Jeff Wright: Richmond Homeowners - Explore Your Options

The economy is slowly recovering, and the East Bay is seeing double-digit growth in home values this year. This is good news! Yet for some, full recovery cannot come fast enough. Continue reading

Last Night's RHA Meeting: Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire

Events surrounding the Richmond Housing Authority heated up last night during a fiery meeting where the City Council voted to provide Section 8 vouchers to residents of the Hacienda. Continue reading

Video: Councilmember Butt Leaves Richmond Housing Authority Meeting

Video from Wednesday, March 12, 2014 special meeting of the Richmond Housing Authority. Continue reading

Video: Richmond Resident Wesley Ellis Asks Council to Focus on Housing Issues

Video from Wednesday, March 12, 2014 special meeting of the Richmond Housing Authority. Continue reading
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