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Tom Butt's E-Forum 2022

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Rent Board Adopts 2022 Annual General Adjustment in the Amount of 5.2%
May 12, 2022
Bike to Wherever Day
May 12, 2022
Lost Tales of Point Molate - Steam Trains
May 9, 2022
Lost Tales of Point Molate - The King of Pot
May 9, 2022
Lost Tales of Point Molate - McLaughlin Snatches Defeat from Victory
May 9, 2022
Lost Tales of Point Molate - Last Whaling Station
May 8, 2022
Correcting the East Bay Times Again
May 8, 2022
Forgotten Tales of Point Molate - Winehaven
May 7, 2022
Forgotten Tales of Point Molate - End of the Proposed Casino Project
May 7, 2022
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending May 6, 2022
May 7, 2022
Forgotten Tales of Point Molate - Industrialization of the Point San Pablo Peninsula
May 6, 2022
Forgotten Tales of Point Molate
May 6, 2022
Forgotten Tales of Point Molate - The Beginning of the Casino Project
May 6, 2022
Forgotten Tales of Point Molate - Selection of Point Molate Reuse Plan Consultant
May 5, 2022
Forgotten tales of Point Molate - The Wickland Oil Caper
May 5, 2022
City Council Calls it Quits in $300,000 Litigation Against Mayor
May 4, 2022
Downtown Richmond Promo Produced By CoBiz Richmond
May 1, 2022
Richmond Journalism Student Wins White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) Scholarship
May 1, 2022
$300,000 on Next Week's Agenda to Litigate Against the Mayor (MINOR CORRECTION)
April 30, 2022
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending April 29, 2022
April 30, 2022
California attorney general subpoenas ExxonMobil, opens major investigation into plastic pollution
April 28, 2022
A Lesson in Civic Incompetence
April 27, 2022
$1.2 Million Grant for YouthBUILD
April 26, 2022
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending April 22, 2022
April 23, 2022
30 Days to Point Molate Showdown
April 23, 2022
City Attorney and Public Works Director Committed to Give Away Public Property and Endanger Pedestrians
April 21, 2022
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending April 15, 2022
April 21, 2022
Juneteenth Mural Unveiling Tomorrow
April 21, 2022
Richmond Moves Brings Affordable On-Demand Mobility to Central Richmond
April 21, 2022
MCE Board MCE Launches $6 Million Residential Efficiency Market Program
April 18, 2022
Be a Youth Environmental Leader
April 15, 2022
Last Call! Online Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour is this week-end + more
April 15, 2022
City Council Approves Three-Year Contract for City Manager Shasa Curl
April 15, 2022
Public Invited to Recognition Ceremony for Betty Reid Soskin at Craneway, Saturday, April 16, 1:00 to 2:00 PM
April 15, 2022
Big Day for Mayors/Richmond Rotary Club Housing First Project
April 12, 2022
New York Times Features Richmond's Point Richmond Neighborhood as a Travel Destination
April 12, 2022
MCE Board Contra Costa Receives $3.5 Million for Clean Transportation Programs
April 11, 2022
Looking for a Few Good Landlords This Week
April 10, 2022
Six Weeks to Point Molate Showdown
April 9, 2022
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending April 8, 2022
April 9, 2022
Homelessness Rises to the Top of Bay Area Problems
April 7, 2022
Proposed Changes in Animal Services Agreement Sparks City-County Debate
April 7, 2022
East Bay Times Endorses Therriault for Sheriff
April 2, 2022
Demnlus Johnson, III, Fails to File for Congress District 8
April 2, 2022
Principal in Space? Paris for Mayor?
April 1, 2022
What The Heck Is Going On at Cutting and Canal?
April 1, 2022
Monthly MCE update – March 2022: MCE 100% Renewable Now Cheaper Than PG&E!
April 1, 2022
Exciting New Candidate Enlivens Mayors Race
April 1, 2022
100-year-old National Park Service Ranger Betty Reid Soskin retires after remarkable career
March 31, 2022
National Vietnam War Veterans Day
March 29, 2022
Looking for a Few Good Landlords
March 27, 2022
RPA Spins Point Molate to Gullible East Bay Times Reporter
March 27, 2022
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending March 25, 2022
March 27, 2022
Richmond police disperse sideshow with over 100 vehicles
March 23, 2022
RPA Four Selects District Map to Their Advantage
March 23, 2022
Comrade McLaughlin Refuses to Support Resolution in Support of the People of Ukraine
March 23, 2022
RPA Takes Victory Lap on Point Molate
March 23, 2022
Winehaven Legacy LCC Warns the City of Consequences for Breach of DA and DDA
March 21, 2022
MCE Board MCE 100% Renewable Costs Less than PG&E
March 21, 2022
RPA Four Go for the Nuclear Option on Point Molate
March 21, 2022
Back to Yosemite
March 21, 2022
Contra Costa County Office of Education to Take Over RPA-Backed WCCUSD School Board
March 21, 2022
Ferry to Bridge Bikeway Rolling Out Now
March 17, 2022
WCCUSD Notified It Is "No Longer a Going Concern"
March 16, 2022
Public Bank East Bay Viability Study
March 11, 2022
Nearly $15 Million in Grants for Richmond in Less Than a Week
March 11, 2022
Bart Removes Only Black Board Member After Dispute Over Location Of Residence
March 11, 2022
Update on 8 Western Drive Encroachment Fiasco
March 10, 2022
Discredited Former Richmond City Attorney Emerges in --- San Pablo!
March 9, 2022
From Russia With Love
March 9, 2022
MCE Board MCE Submits $188 Million Energy Efficiency Business Plan
March 8, 2022
52 Years Ago Today....
March 8, 2022
Today Would Have Been My Mom's 100th Birthday
March 6, 2022
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending March 4, 2022
March 6, 2022
How to View Video of Richmond Meetings
March 6, 2022
Chevron Announces Agreement to Acquire Renewable Energy Group
March 6, 2022
Richmond Chamber launches PAC to address business-unfriendly Council
March 1, 2022
Sims Metal Issues Challenge Grant for Mayor's Housing First Initiative
March 1, 2022
Richmond mayor raises Ukraine’s flag at City Hall in show of solidarity
March 1, 2022
Ukraine Flag Raising at City Hall at 2:00 PM Monday, February 20
February 27, 2022
Need Flagmaker!
February 27, 2022
Support for Ukraine
February 26, 2022
How to Get Speed Bumps on Your Street
February 26, 2022
MCE Monthly Update
February 26, 2022
Apartments Located for Six More Unhoused Individuals
February 26, 2022
City of Richmond Awarded Homeless Grant
February 25, 2022
Reimagining Public Safety Community Task Force Goes Rogue
February 25, 2022
Housing First Continues to Transition Formerly Homeless Families to Real Housing
February 23, 2022
K. Lynn Berry selected as superintendent of four National parks, including Rosie the Riveter
February 23, 2022
California to become first state to tackle microplastic pollution
February 23, 2022
Despite $1.5M allocated, Richmond encampments remain vexing issue | Richmond Standard
February 22, 2022
Does Political Polarization Help the Unhoused?
February 21, 2022
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending February 18, 2022
February 20, 2022
City employees leaving because of council’s ‘unacceptable behavior’
February 19, 2022
City Council Passes First Reading of Ordinance Allowing Junior Accessory Dwelling Units in Non-residential Buildings
February 17, 2022
Richmond Ferry Shows Strongest Post-pandemic Recovery
February 16, 2022
Film Complete! World Premiere in London.
February 15, 2022
Terminal 1 Developer Proposes Single Family Subdivision
February 15, 2022
Holding Caltrans Accountable
February 14, 2022
Housing First Program Records First Move-in -- Need Furniture for Next Move-in
February 14, 2022
MCE Signs Agreement for Largest Solar Plus Storage Project Yet
February 14, 2022
Politicization of the Community Police Review Commission
February 12, 2022
Dueling Agenda Items Might Make for an Interesting Meeting
February 9, 2022
Mayor's Housing First Initiative Needs a 1-Bedroom Apartment
February 9, 2022
No Time to Waste awarded 2022 Best Documentary Feature of the Denton Black Film Festival
February 9, 2022
British Media Covers Richmond Homeless Initiative
February 9, 2022
Opportunity Lost to Hold Caltrans Accountable
February 9, 2022
Sideshows are out of control in Richmond. Who’s to blame?
February 8, 2022
CalTrans Dodging Responsibility for Cleaning Freeways
February 8, 2022
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending 02/04/2022
February 8, 2022
Richmond Mayor Tom Butt is looking for landlords in West Contra Costa County with a studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartment.
February 7, 2022
Op-ed: The real answer to the housing crisis is permanence
February 7, 2022
Big Weekend for Sideshows in Richmond
February 7, 2022
Colossal Failure of RPA Homeless Initiatives
February 6, 2022
Miraflores and Baxter Creek Park Still a Dump
February 5, 2022
Council Member Willis' Out of Chair Experience
February 5, 2022
Contra Costa Reaches 80% Vaccinated, Sunsets Vaccine Verification Requirement
February 4, 2022
Demand to Void Illegal Contracts
February 3, 2022
Mayor Demnlus Johnson and Former City Manager Laura Snideman
February 3, 2022
Does state have will to solve homelessness?
February 3, 2022
Big Win for Point Molate Advocates
February 2, 2022
Demnlus Johnson Already Mayor?
February 1, 2022
Richmond police chief, husband won’t face criminal charges in assault/threats probes, but their legal problems aren’t over
February 1, 2022
Housing First Project - Richmond Mayor's Office and Richmond Rotary
January 29, 2022
Helping Homeless People One Family at a Time
January 27, 2022
Richmond mayor, Rotary roll out initiative for housing challenged families
January 24, 2022
Three candidates emerge so far in race to become Richmond’s next mayor
January 24, 2022
Attention Landlords - Help With Our New Housing Initiative
January 21, 2022
The Clock is Ticking on Point Molate
January 20, 2022
Upvalley native Laura Snideman hired as Calistoga's new City Manager | News | napavalleyregister.com
January 19, 2022
Free COVID-19 Tests for US Households
January 19, 2022
Walter Horn - Monuments Man from Richmond
January 18, 2022
Bay Trail Richmond 2022 New Year Report!
January 15, 2022
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending January 14, 2022
January 14, 2022
Councilmember who defunded RPD suggests that veteran cops delay retirement amid staffing woes
January 14, 2022
Richmond police defend K-9 bites that caused 73 serious injuries in past six years
January 14, 2022
Mayoral Candidates Popping Up All Over
January 11, 2022
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending January 7, 2022
January 10, 2022
New Look for Agendas
January 7, 2022
Elected Chair of Contra Costa Mayors' Conference
January 6, 2022
Richmond parks, community bolstered by influx of grants
January 6, 2022
City Backpedals on 8 Western Drive Encroachment Agreement
January 5, 2022
City of Richmond State of Homelessness 2022
January 1, 2022
Important: Holiday Treecycling and Non-Compostable Tree Disposal Options
January 1, 2022
Happy New Year 2022!
December 31, 2021


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