A fire engulfed about 40 salvaged cars at Deal Auto Wrecking on Gertrude Avenue in North Richmond this morning, according to Richmond deputy fire chief Emon Usher. The fire has since been put out, according to an alert issued by the Contra Costa County Health Officer.
A 2016 eviction schedule obtained from the Contra Costa County Sheriff Department’s Civil Unit revealed that Richmond has had more sheriff-enforced evictions than any other city in Contra Costa County this year.
Representatives from the Black Women Organized for Political Action Richmond chapter have plans to attend the Women’s March on Washington on Donald Trump’s first day in the office of the presidency.
In what may be the biggest electoral victory in the Richmond Progressive Alliance’s 13-year history, the political group has won two more City Council seats—giving it a majority on the council.
The real estate industry has so far spent about $188,000 in opposition to Richmond’s rent control measure—over triple the amount spent in support.
Women have run in every Richmond City Council election since at least 1997. But this year, Richmond residents will have an all-male ballot of council candidates to choose from on November 8.
Polling place observers may help discourage aggressive electioneering on Election Day, as long as they don’t interfere with the voting process.
Last week, Mayor Tom Butt released his first-ever housing strategy, which details plans to increase the availability of affordable and market rate housing in Richmond.
In November, Richmond residents will vote on Measure M, an ordinance to raise the “documentary transfer tax” that property owners are required to pay on real estate sales.
Last week, Richmond’s Praise Fellowship Bible Church hosted a “meet the candidates” forum focused on boosting voter engagement among Richmond’s faith-based community. The Black Women Organized for Political Action (BWOPA)’s political action committee (PAC) co-sponsored the event.
City Council voted not to pass an urgency ordinance that would have implemented a 45-day ban on certain evictions and high rent increases.