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

Video: Council Deliberates Allowing Public to Return to Meeting

Video from Tuesday, March 18, 2014 meeting of the Richmond City Council. Continue reading

Video: Council Discusses Ban on Clapping, Clears Chamber

Video from Tuesday, March 18, 2014 meeting of the Richmond City Council. Continue reading

City Council Tries to Ban Clapping

The Richmond City Council bizarrely considered a motion to ban clapping at the March 18th city council meeting. Continue reading

Nat Bates: First Amendment Rights

It appears Mayor McLaughlin, Vice Mayor Beckles and Councilman Butt need a history lesson review in the US Constitution's first amendment rights. Continue reading

Greg Feere: Put Us to Work Now

Greg Feere, Contra Costa Building and Construction Trades Council CFO, comments on the Chevron Modernization Project. Continue reading

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
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