Tag Archives: Mayor Tom Butt

Mayor Butt released a statement last week responding to Donald Trump's plans to cut federal funding for sanctuary cities during his first 100 days in office. Photo by Catherine Schuknecht.

Richmond Mayor Tom Butt pledges protection for immigrants–but future remains uncertain

Mayor Tom Butt’s office released a statement last week in response to immigrants and undocumented individuals living in Richmond, a self-declared sanctuary city, following Donald Trump’s presidential win.
Creekview Condominium mailboxes read "vacant" and more tenants face eviction. Photo by Sawsan Morrar

Richmond residents fighting eviction, gentrification

Residents at the Creekview Condominiums on the border of Richmond and El Sobrante are packing their belongings after receiving notices over the last two months that they must vacate the property. Beverly Hills-based real estate...
The Richmond Senior Center has been closed for remodeling since May 15. The delay of its reopening was caused by code compliance hitches with the Americans with Disabilities Act. (Photo by Angelica Casas)

Growing old in Richmond: senior services help only some

Senior citizens aged 80 or older are the fastest growing population segment in Contra Costa County. The aging trend raises new concerns about the adequacy of local resources to serve seniors—and the vital role of...
The panel of housing experts presents their research to the city council (Photo by Paayal Zaveri)

UC Berkeley’s Richmond Global Campus expected to spur housing construction

During a City Council meeting Tuesday, Mayor Butt’s office and a number of development experts gave a presentation on public policy initiatives to improve the availability, quality and development of affordable housing. The presentation centered...
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Some Richmond property owners agree to limits on rent increases, but face skepticism

In Richmond, politicians and community organizations are tackling the issue of rising rents. Last week, in a step that he hopes will bring immediate relief to tenants vulnerable to rent increases, Vice Mayor Jael Myrick...
Sheryl E. Lane and Vinay Pimple were nominated on Tuesday night but both failed to get four votes to be appointed to the empty seat. Photos were taken on February 10. (Photo by Larry Zhou)

Richmond City Council fails to fill vacant seat for a second week

Following motions to appoint Sheryl E. Lane and Vinay Pimple, neither of which passed, Mayor Tom Butt postponed the decision to next week.
Marilyn Langlois, Sheryl Lane and Ben Choi, from left to right, are three of the 18 candidates vying to fill the empty seat on the City Council. (Photo by Larry Zhou)

Richmond City Council adjourns without filling vacant seat

Richmond’s City Council failed to appoint a new member to the Council’s vacant seat Tuesday night, deciding after a series of deadlocked nominations to instead to move the decision to next week’s council meeting.