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Tom Butt's E-Forum 2020

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City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending August 7th, 2020
August 8, 2020
City Council Places Business Tax on Ballot
August 7, 2020
Proposed Business License Tax Reform
August 4, 2020
City of Richmond to Offer More Free Public Electric Vehicle Charging
August 4, 2020
Meet our Richmond Promise Summer Associates, Adriana, Asya, Kennedy, and Matthew 
August 4, 2020
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending July 31, 2020
August 2, 2020
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending July 24, 2020
July 28, 2020
Mayor's Business Webinar
July 26, 2020
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending July 10, 2020
July 19, 2020
Proposed Revisions to Petroleum Refinery Emissions Inventory Guidelines
July 19, 2020
No Free Lunch -- But Free Solar!
July 16, 2020
Bisa French Appointed Permanent Police Chief
July 16, 2020
Richmond Promise - Bridging the Digital Divide
July 14, 2020
Congressman DeSaulnier Introduces Legislation to Expand Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park
July 14, 2020
Air Traffic Over Richmond to Increase
July 11, 2020
Point Molate Fiscal Impact Analysis Shows Positive Impact on General Fund
July 7, 2020
Mid-Year 2020 Bay Trail Report
July 6, 2020
Fireworks are Overwhelming - From Interim Chief Bisa French
July 6, 2020
Don't Miss No Time to Waste July 4th and Help Spread the Word!
July 2, 2020
"I Agree: Reform the Police, But the Devil’s in the Details"
July 1, 2020
A Reduced Police Force?
June 30, 2020
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending June 26, 2020
June 28, 2020
Community Police Review Commission to Take Up "8 Can't Wait" on July 1
June 27, 2020
Beware -- RPA Plotting a Comeback
June 24, 2020
Regional Fireworks Roundtable
June 22, 2020
Getting to a Balanced Budget - Two Weeks to Go
June 18, 2020
Budget Update - Richmond City Council Rejected "Defund Police" and approved over $6 Million of Overtime Pay
June 12, 2020
Richmond Ferry Restarts June 15
June 8, 2020
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending June 5, 2020
June 8, 2020
National Campaigns for Police Reform Reach Richmond
June 4, 2020
Richmond Already "8 Can't Wait" Compliant
June 4, 2020
Ten Employees Cost the City of Richmond Over $4 Million
June 4, 2020
With 26 Days to Go, Where Are We With the FY 2010-21 Budget?
June 4, 2020
City Staff Dysfunction - Don't They Have Something More Important to Do?
June 3, 2020
Richmond Pushes Forward
May 31, 2020
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending May 29th, 2020
May 30, 2020
Richmond Rent Program Responses
May 28, 2020
City of Richmond Diversity Celebration Month Flag Raising Ceremony
May 28, 2020
Amazon takes more than 1 million square feet in two East Bay cities
May 28, 2020
Community Budget Meetings
May 28, 2020
The Richmond Budget Process Plods Along
May 26, 2020
Is it Time for Richmond's Rent Control Ordinance to be Repealed?
May 25, 2020
Remembering Richmond's Vietnam Losses this Memorial Day
May 25, 2020
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending May 22, 2020
May 23, 2020
Street Sweeping
May 18, 2020
Budget Update from May 12 City Council Meeting
May 13, 2020
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week ending May 8, 2020
May 11, 2020
Bay Area cities face grim financial outlook amid budget slashing. Here’s what they are planning to cut
May 11, 2020
Jimmie Ryland in WWII
May 8, 2020
75th Anniversary of the End of WWII in Europe
May 7, 2020
Budget Balancing 101
May 7, 2020
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending May 4th, 2020
May 6, 2020
New Order on County Shelter in Place
April 29, 2020
The LA Times drops into Richmond and gets it all wrong.
April 29, 2020
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending April 25th, 2020
April 28, 2020
The Richmond CARES Hotline
April 28, 2020
Tuesday, April 28, 2020, Revised Richmond City Council Agenda/Packet - Closed Session Begins at 5:00 p.m.
April 26, 2020
County Small Business/Worker Call Center
April 23, 2020
City Council Takes on Redundant Renter Protection Policies
April 23, 2020
Free COVID-19 Testing by Appointment
April 22, 2020
City of Richmond COVID-19 Town Hall Meeting Friday, April 17 Recording Now Available
April 21, 2020
Join Richmond Grows Seed Library for "Absolute Beginner's Guide to Gardening!"
April 21, 2020
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending April 17th, 2020
April 18, 2020
Richmond Community Wide College Access & Success Support
April 15, 2020
Virtual Bring Back the Natives Tour
April 15, 2020
Richmond COVID-19 Town Hall Friday April 17, 11:00 AM
April 14, 2020
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending April 10, 2020
April 12, 2020
COVID-19 Resources and News for Richmond and Contra Costa County
April 9, 2020
Economic Injury Disaster Loan - Emergency Advance
April 7, 2020
The New Virtual City Council Meeting Procedures
April 5, 2020
League of California Cities COVID-19 Update for April 4
April 5, 2020
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending April 3, 2020
April 4, 2020
PRESS RELEASE: Contra Costa Issues Mass Isolation and Quarantine Orders for People with COVID-19 and Their Close Contacts
April 3, 2020
Update from Kaiser Permanente
April 3, 2020
MEDIA RELEASE - Craneway Pavilion in Richmond to be Converted into a Federal Medical Station for COVID-19 Patients
April 2, 2020
Breaking News - Richmond Political Update
April 1, 2020
NEW RESOURCE AVAILABLE: Letter Template for Tenants Facing Financial Hardship due to COVID-19
March 31, 2020
Stringent New COVID-19 New Order from County
March 31, 2020
Schools Closed Through May 3
March 30, 2020
COVID-19 Information from Senator Skinner and Assembly Member Wicks
March 30, 2020
Back to the World - 50 Years Ago
March 30, 2020
List of Resources for Richmond Seniors
March 30, 2020
Former Assemblyman Bob Campbell succumbs to cancer
March 28, 2020
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending March 27th, 2020
March 28, 2020
League Update on COVID-19 for March 27
March 28, 2020
Financial Information from Senator Skinner
March 27, 2020
Last Call for Fellow Priority Application!
March 26, 2020
COVID-19 Update for March 25
March 26, 2020
Refrain from Using Play Structures
March 25, 2020
COVID-19 Update - March 24
March 25, 2020
Birthday in the Time of Corona
March 24, 2020
COVID-19 Update - March 23
March 24, 2020
Updated Delivery & Take-Out List
March 23, 2020
Tuesday, March 24, 2020, Regular Richmond City Council Agenda/Packet - NO Closed Session
March 23, 2020
COVID-19 Update - March 22
March 23, 2020
League of California Cities COVID-19 Update - March 21
March 22, 2020
COVID-19 Update - March 20
March 21, 2020
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending March 20, 2020
March 20, 2020
Cash Toll Collection Suspended at Bay Area Bridges
March 20, 2020
Resources for Richmond Residents from Richmond Main Street Initiative
March 20, 2020
Comcast Free Internet
March 20, 2020
Small Business Loans Available
March 20, 2020
Q and A on Construction Projects from Contra Costa County
March 20, 2020
COVID-19 Update - March 19
March 20, 2020
IN 5 MINUTES: @6:30pm - Governor to Make Major Announcement
March 19, 2020
Richmond Food Delivery & Take-Out List
March 19, 2020
Richmond Ferry Service Suspended
March 19, 2020
COVID-19 Update for March 18
March 19, 2020
How to Apply for Unemployment, Disability and Family Leave
March 18, 2020
Governor Newsom to Speak Directly to Californians to Provide Update on COVID-19 Response
March 18, 2020
EBRPD Parks & Trails Remain Open; Building Facilities Closed
March 18, 2020
March 17 Comprehensive COVID-19 Update
March 18, 2020
Tuesday, March 17, 2020, SPECIAL Richmond City Council Agenda/Packet - NO Closed Session
March 17, 2020
Additional Governor and Legislature Actions Today - COVID-19
March 17, 2020
Governor and Legislature Actions Today - COVID-19
March 16, 2020
New, stricter Bay Area COVID-19 guidelines
March 16, 2020
Press Conference Beginning - Bay Area Going on Three-Week Lockdown
March 16, 2020
Bay Area Going on Three-Week Lockdown
March 16, 2020
City of Richmond COVID-19 Update
March 16, 2020
Latest on COVID-19 from California Office of Emergency Services - as of March 15
March 16, 2020
Latest on COVID-19 from California Office of Emergency Services - as of March 14
March 15, 2020
Richmond slammed with multiple federal, state lawsuits over ban on coal and petcoke
March 14, 2020
Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Regular Richmond City Council Agenda/Packet - Closed Session Begins at 5:00 p.m.
March 14, 2020
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending March 13, 2020
March 14, 2020
Information about COVID-19 and your care at Kaiser Permanente
March 13, 2020
Governor Newsom Issues New Executive Order Further Enhancing State and Local Government’s Ability to Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic
March 12, 2020
Other Shoe Falls in Coal Ban - Richmond Stuck with the Bill
March 12, 2020
COVID-19 update - City in State of Emergency
March 12, 2020
New Contra Costa County COVID-19 Guidelines - State of Emergency Declared
March 10, 2020
City launches open data platform, Transparent Richmond
March 4, 2020
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending February 28, 2020
March 2, 2020
This Week at the Richmond Rotary Club - Nurturing Independence through Artistic Development
February 26, 2020
State of the City
February 26, 2020
City Manager's Weekly Report for the week ending February 21, 2020
February 22, 2020
Point Molate Subsequent EIR Released for Public Comment - Opponents Threaten Ballot Measure
February 22, 2020
Become a Richmond Promise Mentor!
February 20, 2020
Air Monitoring for Coal and Petcoke in Richmond
February 18, 2020
Join us this week at Richmond Rotary--Feb. 14: Interpreting Richmond's History
February 11, 2020
Into the Heart of Darkness
February 8, 2020
Gotcha Bike Share to Launch at a Location Near You Early Spring 2020
February 8, 2020
Support Contra Costa County Measure J
February 2, 2020
Tuesday, February 04, 2020, Regular Richmond City Council Agenda/Packet - Closed Session Begins at 5:00 p.m.
February 2, 2020
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending January 31, 2020
February 2, 2020
More on Amethod Charter School Bonds
January 30, 2020
Join Us This Week at Richmond Rotary--Jan. 31: Defensive Breathing
January 28, 2020
City of Richmond Departmental Reorganization
January 28, 2020
Welcome new Richmond City Manager Laura Snideman!
January 28, 2020
California Public Finance Authority Bonds to Purchase Amethod Charter School Buildings
January 26, 2020
A Week in DC
January 26, 2020
Join Us This Week at Richmond Rotary --Jan. 24 -- District Attorney Diana Becton
January 20, 2020
Scam Alert
January 16, 2020
Join Us This Week at Richmond Rotary -- Jan. 17
January 14, 2020
Weekly Report for the Week Ending January 10, 2020
January 14, 2020
Join us this week at Richmond Rotary-Friday, Jan 10: PowerPlant Park Update
January 6, 2020
Assemblyman’s crusade for a new Richmond-San Rafael Bridge: All he needs is $8 billion
January 6, 2020
January 1970 - Back from R&R
January 1, 2020
Federal Railroad Administration: New Blocked Crossing Portal
January 1, 2020
Happy New Year 2020!
January 1, 2020


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