The debate rages on between community activists and the Richmond City Council, who are trying to push for development on the highly controversial “Zeneca site.”
City council is expected to choose among final contenders to fill the soon-to-be-vacant city manager position during a special meeting this Saturday.
A sunset Buddhist ceremony at Richmond’s Huntington Avenue and San Joaquin Street consecrated the renaming of a stretch of Huntington after the Dalai Lama on the 12th anniversary of the spiritual leader’s receipt of the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal. About seventy Tibetan community members, three Buddhist monks and City Councilmember Eduardo Martinez gathered Thursday evening to present symbolic food offerings, and knotted white scarves representing compassion around the post marking the new Dalai Lama Avenue. The religious leader visited Richmond’s…
North Richmond is an unincorporated community in West Contra Costa County and is almost completely surrounded by the City of Richmond. The idea of annexation, or integration, of North Richmond into the city has been raised for decades. In 2017, it came up once more and residents are currently discussing the possibility.
The Richmond City Council clashed over funding for body cameras and tasers at Tuesday’s meeting. Other initiatives related to cannabis, carbon tax and school budget were approved with little conflict.