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Tom Butt's E-Forum 2021

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Rosie the Riveter Trust Count Down to Gala this Sunday + Betty featured in the NYT today!
September 20, 2021
UPDATE PG&E Outages in the East Bay Area
September 19, 2021
Electrical Outages in Richmond
September 19, 2021
Study Names Richmond the Most Diverse City in the US
September 19, 2021
Traffic Code Enforcement
September 18, 2021
Not Quite Gone Yet
September 18, 2021
Weekly Report for the Week Ending September 17, 2021
September 18, 2021
Covid the Corvid "Graduated" One Year Ago
September 14, 2021
How to "Homestead" Land in Richmond
September 11, 2021
Tobacco Ordinance Enforcement a Casualty of Defund the Police
September 4, 2021
Piling Removal at Terminal 4
September 2, 2021
Weekly Report for the Week Ending August 27th, 2021
August 28, 2021
Josh Genser
August 27, 2021
Mayor Recovers from Brutal City Council Meetings
August 26, 2021
Proposed US Conference of Mayors Policy Resolution "Support Plastic Pollution Reduction" Approved by Environment Committee
August 26, 2021
The Dog Ate My Ballot
August 23, 2021
City of Richmond Moves to Mandatory Vaccinations
August 23, 2021
Rosie the Riveter Gala September 26, 2021
August 20, 2021
Yellow Brick Road Update
August 19, 2021
CalTrans is Hiring to Clean Up Our Freeways!
August 19, 2021
September is Betty Reid Soskin Month in the City of Richmond
August 19, 2021
Chevron Invests in Clean Hydrogen
August 17, 2021
Richmond Weekly Report for the Week Ending August 13, 2021
August 14, 2021
Richmond Promise and the 2021 Summer Associate Recognition!
August 14, 2021
Richmond's Interactive Resources Organized California's First Statewide Solar Energy Conference
August 13, 2021
Free Community Barbecue August 14
August 12, 2021
Celebrating Richmond's 116th Birthday
August 9, 2021
Community Generosity
August 9, 2021
Weekly Report for Week Ending August 6, 2021
August 9, 2021
MCE Top Stories for June 2021
August 9, 2021
Richmond Tennis Association Women Tennis League Champs!!
August 9, 2021
Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) - Richmond's Official Weed
August 7, 2021
The Richmond Greenway - From Showcase to Shabby
August 7, 2021
September Recall Election
August 6, 2021
The Golden Age of Shoreline Access Acquisition in Richmond
August 6, 2021
September Recall Election
August 3, 2021
The Richmond Trifecta - LSD, Pot and Hash
August 1, 2021
Climate Mayors 2021
August 1, 2021
MCE Partnership with Chevron for Hydrogen Plant in Richmond Moves to Next Selection Round
August 1, 2021
Proposed US Conference of Mayors Policy Resolution "Support Plastic Pollution Reduction"
July 31, 2021
Weekly Report for the Week Ending July 30, 2021
July 31, 2021
Over 80 Mayors Across 28 States Urge White House and Congressional Leaders to Deliver Citizenship Via Budget Reconciliation
July 31, 2021
Baxter Creek Park An Example of City Priorities
July 31, 2021
Throwback Thursday - Pioneering Wind Power in Richmond
July 29, 2021
Rent Payment Assistance Available Now!
July 29, 2021
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending July 23, 2021
July 25, 2021
Auditing the City of Richmond
July 25, 2021
A 25-Year Journey from Saigon to Richmond City Hall
July 24, 2021
Campus Bay, the RPA and the City Attorney
July 24, 2021
City Council Shitshow
July 24, 2021
Scheduling of City Council Meetings
July 21, 2021
Campus Bay Developer Takes Title to Property
July 19, 2021
Maritime Tea Party Brings Back Memories of Wartime Child Care
July 19, 2021
Richmond Reimagine Public Safety Task Force Member Tamisha Walker Calls for Hiring More Police in Antioch
July 19, 2021
Supporting the Tibetan Community
July 17, 2021
Reopening of Richmond Multimodal Transit Center
July 17, 2021
Campus Bay - A Failed Ethical Dilemma for the City Attorney
July 16, 2021
Richmond Commercial Real Estate Trends 2nd Quarter 2021
July 15, 2021
Devaluation of Chevron Refinery Drives Richmond Property Tax Down to Lowest Increase in Contra Costa County
July 14, 2021
Remembering Martin Andrew Butt
July 14, 2021
Devaluation of Chevron Refinery Drives Richmond Property Tax Down to Lowest Increase in Contra Costa County
July 14, 2021
A Snapshot of Richmond's Homeless
July 12, 2021
Bay Trail Richmond 2021 Mid Year Report!
July 8, 2021
Invitation: Richmond Transit Center Grand Re-Opening
July 8, 2021
East Brother Island, in the San Francisco Bay, is hiring an innkeeper
July 6, 2021
A Busy Night for the Richmond Fire Department
July 5, 2021
July 4 Fireworks - Drama or Debacle?
July 5, 2021
Nat Bates on Fireworks and Other Issues
July 4, 2021
Appeals Court Upholds Contested Discipline in the Case of Andre Hill v. City of Richmond
July 3, 2021
Sea Level Rise and Campus Bay
July 3, 2021
Visit Red Oak Victory July 4th for a Wine Discount!
July 3, 2021
Zeneca (Campus Bay) Prospective Purchaser Agreement (PPA) Letter issued by DTSC
July 1, 2021
Oakland's Violence Prevention Chief Saved by Armed Guard
July 1, 2021
Nat Bates Tell It Like It Is
July 1, 2021
Joint Legislative Audit Committee Votes to Direct State Audit of the City of Richmond
July 1, 2021
City Council and Staff Circle Wagons to Protect Scofflaw City Manager and City Attorney
July 1, 2021
Reaching Over 9 Million People a Week
June 29, 2021
Calling for Resignation of the Richmond City Manager and City Attorney
June 23, 2021
ERAP Rent and Utility Assistance
June 22, 2021
RPA and The Pottery Barn Rule ONE CORRECTION
June 22, 2021
Juneteenth
June 19, 2021
California's only Black female police chief has a smaller force and a big challenge
June 19, 2021
Train Horns
June 18, 2021
Hang Onto Your Stuff - RPA Defunds Police
June 16, 2021
With COVID-19 Restrictions Over, East Brother Lighthouse Looking for Innkeepers.
June 16, 2021
WCCUSD "At High Risk of Insolvency."
June 15, 2021
Antioch Press Covers Richmond Reimagine Public Safety Task Force
June 15, 2021
City Manager Recommends Defunding Police
June 13, 2021
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending June 11, 2021
June 12, 2021
Come Walk With Us!
June 12, 2021
The Tide is Turning Against Defunding the Police in a Flawed Budget Process
June 9, 2021
New Short Film About Richmond Museum of History and Culture
June 5, 2021
Tell Home Depot and Lowe’s to Promote Herbicide Alternatives
June 5, 2021
Comment on Plan Bay Area 2050 Draft EIR by July 20
June 5, 2021
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending June 4th, 2021
June 5, 2021
House Calls to Vaccinate Homebound Individuals
June 5, 2021
Community Police Review Commission Opposes Reducing Police Funding
June 3, 2021
Remembering Richmond's Vietnam Losses This Memorial Day
May 31, 2021
Dueling Defund the Police Emails
May 30, 2021
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending May 28, 2021
May 29, 2021
Reimagining Public Safety Results on a Community Schism
May 19, 2021
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending May 14, 2021
May 15, 2021
Richmond Progressive Alliance Engaging in Increasingly Risky Initiatives
May 13, 2021
Help Reduce Fireworks in Richmond
May 9, 2021
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending May 7, 2021
May 8, 2021
"Please, do not defund our police"
May 8, 2021
You're Invited to the Community Budget Meeting today at 4pm
May 6, 2021
A Year Ago, Covid the Corvid Came to Stay a While
April 28, 2021
Fred the Rooster has Found a New Home!
April 28, 2021
Reimagining Public Safety or Reviving a Crime Wave?
April 28, 2021
Sad Tale of an Urban Rooster
April 28, 2021
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending April 23, 2021
April 27, 2021
RPSC Task Force 4/28 Agenda
April 26, 2021
Reimagining Public Safety Task Force
April 24, 2021
Hilltop Mall Sold -- Again
April 22, 2021
CCTA Approves Grant from California Energy Commission for EV Charging and Carshare Program in Richmond
April 21, 2021
National Geographic Article on CCAs Feature Richmond
April 21, 2021
City Council Walks Back Previous Direction to City Attorney on Point Molate Litigation
April 21, 2021
Clipper card now supported on iPhone and Apple Watch
April 19, 2021
See the Arnautoff Mural at the Richmond Museum of History
April 18, 2021
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending April 16, 2021
April 18, 2021
Flight Pattern to the Oakland Airport
April 18, 2021
Natives Garden Tour Registration is Open / Native Plant Extravaganza this Saturday!
April 15, 2021
WCCUSD Hires New Superintendent
April 15, 2021
GoFundMe campaign aims to save East Brother Light Station
April 12, 2021
NY Times -- Biden Picks Chris Magnus to Head Customs and Border Protection
April 12, 2021
Plight of East Brother in the Media -- and a GoFundMe
April 10, 2021
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending April 9, 2021
April 10, 2021
City Council Actions on Point Molate Put City at Grave Financial Risk
April 10, 2021
Is the End Near for East Brother Lighthouse?
April 9, 2021
Richmond People’s Strike Task Force?
April 7, 2021
For a Solution to the Housing Crisis, Richmond Looks to its Maritime Roots
April 1, 2021
National Vietnam War Veterans Day
March 29, 2021
Virtual events available for National Vietnam War Veterans Day
March 25, 2021
All Veterans, their spouses, caregivers can get COVID-19 vaccinations from VA
March 25, 2021
RPOA President Ben Therriault Takes on Contra Costa Sheriff Livingston
March 16, 2021
Richmond Due Nearly $21 Million from American Rescue Plan
March 15, 2021
Solving the Homeless Crisis - The 1 Percent Solution
March 13, 2021
Contra Costa County Improves to Red Tier in California's Reopening Plan
March 12, 2021
Shining the Light on Richmond's Shadow Government
March 12, 2021
Safe Park Project Still Looking for a Home
March 12, 2021
John Knox (1957-2021)
March 7, 2021
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending March 5, 2021
March 6, 2021
Richmond Rotary Holds Joint Meeting with Richmond, North Yorkshire, England, Rotary Club
March 2, 2021
Are Yards immoral?
March 2, 2021
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending February 26, 2021
February 27, 2021
Street Sweeping and the Municipal Regional Stormwater NPDES Permit
February 27, 2021
Hypocrisy Won the Safe Park Battle
February 24, 2021
Struggle Over Safe Parking Project Reaches Epic Proportions
February 23, 2021
Richmond Rated Top Climate Leader City in Contra Costa County
February 22, 2021
What a Difference Three Weeks Makes
February 20, 2021
Garbage to Clean Energy Pilot Project to Debut at Republic Services in Richmond
February 19, 2021
State of the City February 23
February 16, 2021
Proposed Safe Park Site at Hilltop Mall
February 15, 2021
Anatomy of an Oil Spill
February 14, 2021
Virtual RSSA CAG meeting (regarding Zeneca site) - Thursday, February 11, 6:30pm-9pm
February 8, 2021
List of Richmond Mayors
February 6, 2021
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending February 5, 2021
February 6, 2021
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending January 29, 2021
February 4, 2021
The Shadowy Richmond Southeast Shoreline Community Advisory Committee
February 2, 2021
NextDoor Posters Support Street Sweeping
February 2, 2021
Richmond-San Rafael Bridge path sets 100K mark for bicycle trips
February 2, 2021
Street Sweeping in Richmond
January 31, 2021
Virtual US Conference of Mayors
January 24, 2021
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending January 22, 2021
January 22, 2021
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending January 15, 2021
January 16, 2021
Updated Vaccination Information from CC County
January 16, 2021
Contra Costa Residents 75 and Older Now Eligible for Vaccine
January 13, 2021
Looking for a Few Good Attorneys
January 12, 2021
A Look Ahead for 2021
January 11, 2021
City Manager's Report for the Week Ending January 8, 2021
January 9, 2021
Explore the Coast Advisory Board Applications due Jan 22!
January 8, 2021
Fire Chief Adrian Sheppard Hired in Redmond WA
January 8, 2021
Hilltop Mall All Dead Now Except Walmart
January 6, 2021
Bay Trail Richmond 2021 New Year Report!
January 5, 2021
Richmond Coronavirus Weekly Positive Cases & How To Get Tested
January 4, 2021
Richmond Port Director Jim Matzorkis Succumbs to COVID-19
January 3, 2021
2020 Year End Report
January 3, 2021
Rosie the Riveter Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2019 Signed into Law
December 28, 2020
Richmond Coronavirus Weekly Positive Cases & How To Get Tested
December 28, 2020
Happy Holidays to the Butt Family from the Bidens
December 26, 2020
Richmond Promise Continues to Deliver -- End of Year Update
December 19, 2020
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending December 18th, 2020
December 19, 2020
Measure U Business License Tax Debate Will Continue
December 18, 2020
MCE Wraps Up a Big Year
December 17, 2020


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