Despite pleas from the owners and patrons of Richmond’s medical marijuana dispensaries, the city council decided Monday during a special, closed session to continue with court cases aimed at shutting down the city’s pot clubs. Each of the city’s eight dispensaries have been faced with cease-and-desist orders from city prosecutors, who say that because Richmond doesn’t currently have rules on the books to govern or properly zone pot dispensaries, the shops are operating without permits, and therefore illegally. The city…
The 40 or so people who gathered Wednesday to discuss alternatives to the Indian casino development plan at Point Molate appeared to have more frustrations so far than new ideas.
City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to undo many of the revisions it made last week to its new medical marijuana ordinance, and also approved a November ballot measure to tax all pot sales.
Former Richmond City Councilman John Ziesenhenne has filed his paperwork and will run to unseat Mayor Gayle McLaughlin in November’s general election.
On Tuesday, Richmond’s City Council will weigh whether to follow Oakland’s lead in allowing, regulating and taxing large-scale medical marijuana growers within city limits.
Richmond residents applauded a plan that will allow voters to say whether they approve a proposed plan to build an Indian casino at Point Molate this November, although the vote won’t be legally binding.
During a marathon session Tuesday night, Richmond’s City Council voted 4-3 to adopt a medical marijuana ordinance that will not cap the number of dispensaries allowed within the city limits.
The City of Richmond will begin levying over $750,000 in property-tax liens next month against out-of-compliance owners of vacant, abandoned or blighted homes.
Despite its own resolution banning doing business with companies in Arizona, Richmond City Council on Tuesday approved a $84,000 purchase of Tasers from an Arizona vendor during a wide-ranging council meeting.
It may not be a cure-all for the problems facing people in North Richmond, but a plan to include the community in Richmond’s business Enterprise Zone could provide some economic relief for the county’s poorest area.
A pair of oil spill experts told the Point Richmond Neighborhood Council Wednesday they learned valuable lessons during both the Cosco Busan spill and the current disaster in the Gulf Coast, making them better-prepared this time around.
Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus says his department doesn’t expect violent protests in Richmond to follow the verdict announcement in the ex-BART Police Officer Johannes Mehsere murder case.