Revenues from the little-discussed Measure U tax would be split between street improvements, public safety and health, and wellness and youth services, proponents say. But it is not possible to be certain of how the dollars will be spent.
Should the project break ground, the estimated 18 months of construction would require between 100 and 300 workers, according to the proposal.
More than 1,200 people gathered on a sun-splashed Point Pinole for the eleventh annual North Richmond Shoreline Festival Saturday.
Two weeks ago a Zhoushan business delegation visited the port, and this time they came to do more than shake hands. A new Chinese-based development, built in part with Richmond’s participation, is on the immediate horizon.
Droves of cleanup volunteers came by land and sea to comb the jagged rocks, sand and grass of Richmond Bay Trail for the 24th annual Coastal Cleanup Day Saturday morning.
Officers Brandon Ruffin and Jennifer Cortez patrol the central beat, an area comprising Richmond’s inner city and high crime Iron Triangle neighborhood. Some shifts pop with energy and danger – including reports of sometimes deadly gunfire – while others are placid.
“It comes in waves,” Ruffin, 28, says as he slides the cruiser through a back alley. “The key is to keep the bad waves small and quick.”