Tag Archives: Richmond City Council

Kinder Morgan's Richmond depot takes in dozens of DOT-111 train cars laden with Bakken crude oil from North Dakota every week. (Phil James/Richmond Confidential)

Richmond residents, leaders warn of danger from Bakken crude by rail shipments

If you go to the website explosive-crude-by-rail.org and zoom in on Richmond, what you’ll find is disconcerting. According to the 1-3 mile buffer zone on the map, the entire city and its 107,000 residents are...
Richmond Councilmember Jael Myrick, Mayor Gale McLaughlin and Vice Mayor Jovanka Beckles look on as community members support DMC funding. Photo Credit Gabriel J. Sanchez

Richmond floats plan to give DMC $15 million from Chevron project

  No time to read about Richmond City Council’s decision? Listen here. A unanimous vote from the Richmond City Council provided a $19 million promise to fund Doctors Medical Center over the next three years....
Bernie Sanders and Gayle McLaughling speak to the crowd at the RPA offices

The best of Senator Bernie Sanders in Richmond

Richmond Confidential highlights some of the key points of Sanders' speech, and exclusive interview and photos from the event.
Youth attendees listen to the candidates. (Photo by Larry Zhou)

Richmond youth question mayoral and council candidates in debate

The RYSE Youth Center, Invest in Youth Coalition, and the League of Women Voters hosted a two-hour debate Thursday at Richmond’s City Council chambers, with youth age 24 and younger and audience members presenting Richmond’s...
Eric Zell, president of the Doctors Medical Center San Pablo governing board, speaks at the Richmond city council emergency meeting Tuesday night. The hospital is facing a $20 million budget deficit and is seeking financial assistance from Kaiser Northern California. The city council adopted a resolution urging Kaiser to support the struggling hospital. (Photo by: Kevin N. Hume)

Richmond city council urges Kaiser to rescue fiscally troubled Doctors Medical Center

Doctors Medical Center San Pablo is facing a $20 million budget deficit and seeking immediate bridge funding from Kaiser Northern California to keep its doors open. The Richmond city council adopted a resolution urging Kaiser...
Elly Faden and several members of the Richmond Progressive Alliance protested Chevron's "Community Rejuvenation Initiative" at Tuesday's city council meeting. (Photo by Mark Andrew Boyer)

Chevron’s community initiative sparks debate at council meeting

Richmond City Council member Jim Rogers introduced a proclamation at Tuesday's City Council meeting recognizing Chevron for its $15.5 million community revitalization initiative, and Kanwarpal Dhaliwal gave a presentation on the RYSE Center's Listening Campaign...

Council takes on alcohol billboards, solar costs and free Internet

Richmond city council voted unanimously to ban alcohol advertisements on billboards near schools and other public institutions. City officials hope the new law will prevent minors from drinking before they can make informed, mature decisions....

Proposed charter school sparks heated debate

Summit Public Schools had their petition to open a new high school in El Cerrito denied by the West Contra Costa Unified School District - a decision which the Richmond City Council backed. The result:...