Tag Archives: Melvin Willis

Contra Costa supervisors fund Richmond-based prisoner re-entry program on heels of beef with sheriff

The Contra Costa County board of supervisors unanimously voted to renew the contract of a Richmond-based prisoner re-entry program, but only after County Sheriff David Livingston and a supervisor clashed over the group's financial practices.
The Richmond Progressive Alliance office along MacDonald Avenue, crowded with posters of various candidates for City council and WCCUSD Board of Education. Photo by Grace Oyenubi.

2016 election could bring RPA biggest win yet

Back in 2004, Richmond voters saw local election posters encouraging them to “Reach for a better Richmond” and promising them “New Leadership, New Ideas, New Ethics.” Now, six elections later, the up-and-coming political faction behind...
Cartoon by Abner Hauge.

City council candidates clash over development, rent control and schools

Candidates’ strategies for development across Richmond—and especially downtown—varied greatly.

Housing plan sparks arguments on rent control, just cause evictions

After several hours of confusion and bickering, last week the Richmond City Council approved a housing element—a part of the general plan that will address land use and housing development throughout the city—just in time...