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  City Manager's Weekly Report for the Two Weeks Ending June 8th, 2018
June 9, 2018

Mayor and Members of the City Council:

This is the report for the two weeks ending June 8th, 2018.

  • Meeting Notes

The next City Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 19th. Enjoy the next week off!

  • Point Richmond Music 2018 Boasts Tuneful Line-Up – OPENING NIGHT!

Point Richmond Music's 2018 free concert line-up is anticipated to be one of the best yet!

Point Richmond Music (PRM), an all-volunteer, non-profit organization, produces this annual music series in support of its mission to build community through the unifying language of music.  This year, the sponsors had the difficult task of choosing from among more than 100 bands that submitted applications to perform, and the result will be a great summer of music.

The summer-long street series runs on the second Friday of each month, June through September, from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM in historic downtown Point Richmond (Park Place between West Richmond and Washington Avenues). In addition to free music, every concert features an opportunity drawing, arts and education booths, face-painting for children and dancing in the streets.

Local restaurants offer a wide array of cuisines, and a rotating selection of food trucks pull up to each concert. Concert-goers can pair fine food with beverages served in biodegradable cups from PRM’s no-host bar, with proceeds directly supporting the music series. Festival-style seating is available with a limited number of chairs provided, and concert-goers are encouraged to bring their own festival/lawn chairs.

Maria Muldaur & Her Red Hot Bluesiana Band will kick off the season TONIGHT, Friday, June 8th, with an evening of high-energy New Orleans blues, rhythm & blues and swamp funk.  Be there! 

Please visit for more information, and to see details of the entire summer line-up.

PRM 2018 Poster

  • Rent Program Community Workshop –Tenant 101 in Richmond – (TOMORROW)

The City of Richmond Rent Program is continuing its series of workshops to inform the community about the program’s operation.

The next workshop (TOMORROW) is designed for tenants who would like to learn more about Rent Program rules and regulations.

Topics for discussion include:

·         “Just Cause” requirements for evictions
·         Relocation payments
·         Allowable rent increases
·         Timeline for rent increases

Community Workshop - Tenant 101 in Richmond
Saturday, June 9th
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
City Council Chambers
440 Civic Center Plaza
Richmond, CA 94804

  • GRID Alternatives’ Solarthon Comes to Richmond!

The City of Richmond Community Development Environmental and Health Initiatives, and local residents of Atchison Village are partnering with the non-profit GRID Alternatives to expand Richmond’s growing solar-powered energy production.

On Saturday, June 9th, volunteers – individual sponsors, corporate teams, job trainees and the homeowners themselves – will come out to install solar electric systems for 17 low-income families as part of the GRID Alternatives Solarthon, the organization’s annual solar block party and fundraiser.

Residents are encouraged to come between 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM at the corner of West Bissell Avenue and Collins Street in Atchison Village to view the solar installations, visit tables hosted by partnering organizations (12:00 PM- 4:00 PM), and learn more about GRID Alternatives.

Saturday, June 9th, 2018
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Corner of West Bissell Avenue and Collins Street
Atchison Village, Richmond, CA

More information about the Solarthon event can be found at,

For more information about GRID Alternatives and the no-cost solar program, please visit,

  • North Richmond Annexation

Should unincorporated North Richmond become part of the City of Richmond? Join the City of Richmond for a community conversation on Thursday, June 21st at the Shields Reid Community Center at 6:00 PM to:

  • Learn more about the proposed annexation project;
  • Discuss what annexation means to the North Richmond community;
  • Find out how to get involved with the process.

If annexed, unincorporated North Richmond would officially become part of the City of Richmond, would be governed by the Richmond City Council, and all municipal services would be provided by the City of Richmond.

We hope you join us for this important conversation. Food, childcare, and translation will be provided. Please RSVP to (510) 620-6828.

For more information visit or contact LaShonda White at or at (510) 620-6828.

  • City Manager Chronicles

I have listed below some of the topics for meetings that I attended during the past week in the hope that it provides an idea of the varied issues with which our organization deals routinely.

Meetings and events of note during the past week included:

  • Met with staff from the Planning and Building Services Department (Director Richard Mitchell and Planning Manager Lina Velasco), and the City Attorney’s Office (City Attorney Bruce Goodmiller and Deputy City Attorney Rachel Sommovilla) to discuss community workshops for the Pt. Molate area;
  • Met, along with Planning and Building Services Director Richard Mitchell, with representatives from Levin Terminal to discuss concerns regarding possible coal dust from their coal transport facility;
  • Participated in a conference call with US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) staff to discuss the status of the Richmond Housing Authority recovery agreement, along with Senior Assistant City Attorney Carlos Privat, Finance Director Belinda Warner, and Housing Authority consultant Tia Ingram;
  • Participated in an extended phone conversation with RecycleMore Executive Director Stan Hakes to discuss proposed revisions to the joint powers agreement for the agency;
  • Participated on an interview panel assisting the City of Hercules on their recruitment of a new police chief;
  • Attended the farewell reception for Marsh Tomassi, who has set a remarkable standard for community service in Richmond;
  • Met, along with Belinda Warner, with the auditors for the Richmond Housing Authority;
  • Attended the quarterly Disaster Council meeting on emergency preparedness, chaired by Emergency Services Manager Genevieve Pastor-Cohen;
  • Met with representatives of the Police Officers Association, along with Finance Director Belinda Warner, Senior Accountant Stacie Plummer, and Human Resources Director Lisa Stephenson, to discuss establishing irrevocable trust accounts for their OPEB (retiree medical) contributions;
  • Met, along with Community Development Director Shasa Curl and Management Analyst Gabino Arredondo, with John Nemeth from the West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee, Peter Engle, from the Contra Costa Transportation Authority, and representatives from the Water Emergency Transit Authority (WETA), to discuss the status of the ferry service coming to Richmond;
  • Met with representatives from the Safe Return Team, together with Rent Board staff members Nicolas Traylor and Paige Roosa, to discuss implementation of the Fair Chance to Housing Ordinance.

These meetings were in addition to attending the regular management staff meeting, agenda planning, reviewing staff reports to the City Council, doing department head “check-ins,” having discussions on various personnel matters, and having short discussions with staff, community members, members of the press, etc.

  • 2018 Historic Preservation Awards

On May 21st, the Richmond Historic Preservation Commission and National Park Service held the 2018 Historic Preservation Awards ceremony. The purpose of the Historic Preservation Awards program is to increase public awareness of Richmond’s heritage by recognizing individuals, organizations, businesses, and agencies whose contributions demonstrate outstanding commitment to excellence in historic preservation, local history or promotion of the heritage of the City of Richmond.

This year's Historic Preservation Award recipients were:

o   Sandi Genser-Maack, for her Relentless Preservation of Richmond History;

o   Alten Construction, Inc., for Adaptive Reuse of the Historic National Oil Products Company Vitamin Factory for Alten Construction, Inc.’s Headquarters;

o   Melinda McCrary, for Spearheading the Rescue of a Priceless Victor Arnautoff Mural and Fostering New Participatory, Community-Centered Programs at the Richmond Museum of History;

o   Nystrom Elementary School, for the Rehabilitation and National Register Designation of Nystrom Elementary School.

In addition, the National Park Service very kindly presented the Home Front Award to the city manager for his role in forging a strong partnership between the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park and the City of Richmond.

The ceremony was followed by a reception at the Richmond Art Center, catered by the Contra Costa College Culinary Department.

                                                                                               (Source: Ellen Gailing)

The City of Richmond Planning and Building Services Department, National Park Service, and Historic Preservation Commission thank the following sponsors for their donations and services towards making the 2018 Historic Preservation Awards Ceremony a success:

Color Hi Res City LogoBay CrossingsRiggers Loft Wine CompanyNational Park Logo

  • FY2018-19 Budget Development

This past week, the City Council continued to receive department budget presentations, which have concluded.  Also, the City Council received a status update on FY2018-19 draft budget. The current draft budget reflects gap of $3.7 million left to close, a decrease from the $7.2 million gap that was presented on May 15, 2018. 

On Tuesday, June 12th at 6:30 PM, the Finance Department will be hosting a community budget meeting in the Council Chambers at 440 Civic Center Plaza. Members of the community are invited to receive an overview of the budget process, information on the City’s finances including the current year’s budget, and to ask questions of staff.

  • San Pablo Avenue Complete Streets Project: Construction Continues On Schedule

The San Pablo Avenue Complete Streets Project is a federally funded corridor enhancement project that focuses on multimodal access, safety and connection along San Pablo Avenue between Rumrill Boulevard and La Puerta Road.  The project is a partnership between the cities of San Pablo and Richmond, with major funding ($5.978 million) from a One Bay Area Grant (OBAG).  The City of San Pablo is the lead agency for the project.

The project includes installation of new traffic signals at La Puerta Road and Robert Miller Drive, and installation of sidewalk, bicycle facilities, crosswalks, and lighting improvements along San Pablo Avenue from Rivers Street to La Puerta Road.

Key elements of the project include:

  • Modification of the existing road section to add Class 2 bike lanes in both directions of travel;
  • Sidewalk installation on the west side of San Pablo Avenue from Rivers Street to La Puerta Road (southbound), and from Rivers Street to Lancaster Drive on the east side (northbound);
  • Removal of an existing slip lane into Robert H. Miller Drive and replacement of a right turn pocket;
  • Installation of a new traffic signal at La Puerta Road;
  • Modification of existing traffic signals at Rivers Street and Robert H. Miller Drive;
  • Construction of soil nail and concrete retaining walls to allow the roadway to be widened sufficiently to accommodate the new facilities for non-motorized roadway use;

San Pablo Avenue will remain open to traffic in both directions at all times; however, for safety reasons, there will be times during construction when only one travel lane in each direction is available for vehicular traffic.

In the past weeks, work has concentrated at the intersection of Robert Miller Drive, where the contractor paved the eastern portion of the median at Robert Miller Drive, installed temporary barriers and striping for southbound traffic, and activated the temporary traffic signal. The Contractor also continued removing the median island north and south of Robert Miller Drive, and completed the structural section of the median area at Robert Miller Drive and the old median area between Lancaster Drive and Robert Miller Drive.

Project information is available on the following website:

Construction questions can be directed to the Construction Manager, Jaemin Park, at or (925) 818-3756.

San Pablo Avenue Complete Streets Project

  • Richmond Promise: Thank You & Next Steps Workshops

Scholars Celebration: We Thank You!
Thank you to all of the families, elected officials, and community partners who came out to the 3rd Annual Richmond Promise (RP) Scholars Celebration on Wednesday, May 23rd! Thank you for helping celebrate this next chapter and welcome the 481 RP Scholars from the Class of 2018 into the Richmond Promise family. This fall, these scholars will join a growing network of 900+ scholars representing Richmond at 79 different colleges and universities across the country!

Highlights of the evening included a keynote address by Ebony Lewis, Richmond/WCCUSD native and Executive Director of Undergraduate Admissions at UC Davis, and a short film produced by Jarschire Dennis and Jaime Mendoza, both of whom are Richmond Promise Scholars from the Kennedy IT Academy.

The Richmond Promise thanks you for your continued support. They acknowledge the privilege to work with such amazing people, organizations, and institutions to support our shared students and build a college going and graduating culture throughout the City of Richmond.

Scholar Celeb 1

Scholar Celeb 2

Summer Success Workshops - RSVP Today!
The Richmond Promise is kicking off the summer with a series of College Success Workshops to support a successful high school to college transition. If you know a Scholar who received the Richmond Promise Scholarship, please remind them to RSVP for a College Success Workshop on June 12, 13, 19, 22, or July 13. RSVP for one workshop at

Summer Success Workshops

Support Richmond Promise by Enjoying America’s Pastime!
Support Richmond Promise by purchasing a ticket from the Oakland A's Non Profit Ticket Fundraising Program during the 2018 season! By purchasing tickets to one of the select games listed on this link, you will qualify for a special ticket discount. In addition, 25% of every ticket sold will go back to our organization!

For more information, or to purchase a group of 15+, please contact Luke Johnson at (510) 746-4433 or

Oakland A's
Oakland A's Part 2

  • Get Ready for Celebrate Downtown 2018!

Summer is just around the corner and Downtown Richmond is the place to be! Mark your calendar for four amazing community events:

  • Healthy Village Festival on June 23rd;
  • Music on the Main summer concerts on July 25th & August 22nd; and
  • Spirit & Soul Festival on September 15th.

All events are free admission, family friendly and feature activities, food, vendors, music, and more…all in Downtown Richmond, specifically various locations along Macdonald Avenue between Harbour Way and Richmond BART.

Check out each event’s webpage for details, including ways to participate as a sponsor, vendor, or volunteer!

More info at or by calling (510) 236-4049.

  • Apply for Your U.S. Passport at Richmond City Hall!

The City of Richmond City Clerk’s Office is accepting passport applications on behalf of the United States Department of State.  United States citizens planning international travel may apply for their passport at 450 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 300, during the following hours by appointment only:

Monday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Friday:  10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
(Closed 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM – days of operation only)

Please recognize that the area is an operational executive office, and a quiet zone.  No drop in service for same day appointments or scheduling future appointments is available at this time; you must call (510) 620-6786 to schedule all appointments. 

For application forms, information on documentation required, fees, and a wealth of other passport and international travel information, visit the only official website for passport information –

For more information about the City of Richmond Passport Acceptance Facility, please visit

Passport Information Flyer 8.5 x 11 - At City Hall

  • Community Services Highlights

Upcoming Events and Program Activities

Richmond Swims

Richmond Plunge

Although swimming lessons are offered throughout most of the year at the Richmond Swim Center, summer provides more opportunities to learn to swim. Starting June 18th, mid-week afternoon/evening lessons are offered in two-week sessions (8 classes per session). We also continue to offer Saturday sessions (3 classes per session) with the first summer session beginning June 16th.  Classes are available for ages 3 and up, with a limited number of private lessons in each session. Group lessons are available for children, teens and adults at every level or ability.

Registration for each session starts on the first of the month, one month prior to the start date. Online registration or in-person registration is available on weekdays 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM at the Recreation Complex. Here you can view the summer swim lessons schedule and description of class levels.
CodeWorks – Learn to Code!
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Want to learn how to create websites, games, and more? Learn to code with ServiceWorks for FREE! We offer a COLLABORATIVE and FUN environment! This cohort will meet weekly during the summer to introduce youth and young adults to the fundamentals of front end web development. Participants will have the opportunity to build their own website along and build lasting relationships with peers and mentors. Snacks and refreshments will be provided!

*** Attending orientation is required prior to program start date ***

Program Dates:

Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays from July 3 - August 16, 2018
Location: Richmond Civic Center Computer Lab (450 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond)
Cost: FREE
Hours: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Program Schedule:
Week 1: July 3rd and 5th 
Week 2: July 10th and 12th
Week 3: July 17th and 19th
Week 4: July 24th and 26th
Week 5: July 31st and August 2nd
Week 6: August 7th and 9th
Week 7: August 14th and 16th

To sign up, visit:

(510) 620-6552
FAQ’s and other information on the City of Richmond website here

Commission on Aging Recruitment

The Richmond Commission on Aging is looking for seniors age 55 or over to become a member of the Commission.  The purpose of the Commission is to enhance the quality of life for older adults with an emphasis on health, wellness and independence.  If you are age 55 or older and reside in the West Contra Costa County which includes areas within WCCUSD boundaries, consider joining this active Commission that is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of seniors.  Please contact Chair, Myrtle Braxton, at (510) 233-0777 for additional information.


2018 Love Your Block Awards Ceremony

On Monday June 4th, the 2018 Love Your Block Awards Ceremony was held to recognize volunteers, community members, residents, non-profit organizations, and local businesses. They dedicated their time and effort toward beautifying Richmond, one block at a time. With about 100 people in attendance, Mayor Tom Butt, Councilmember Ben Choi, County Supervisor John Gioia, and the city manager presented awards to each person and organization that supported a Love Your Block activity in the past year. With robust cross-collaboration across various sectors and people, we are confident that people will continue to Love Their Block.

A Day at the Annex

On Tuesday, May 22nd, the Annex hosted an intergenerational event: a magic show for the kids of Nomura school. The event hosted 30 children ages 3-5. We are lucky enough to have a retired international circus performer that lives in the Annex neighborhood named Jean Paul, who volunteered his services. The kids and seniors loved watching the entire performance.

Service Works at Booker T. Anderson!
This month at ServiceWorks, we spent a lot of time working with our new cohort in North Richmond. We have been working closely with Love Your Block and the North Richmond resident leaders who are set to complete five beautification projects at the end of June. Participants are learning valuable information from the modules that are being taught. 

ServiceWorks Graduation with Leaders in Training Program!

On Monday, May 21st, ServiceWorks hosted a graduation ceremony for the Leaders in Training Program at Point Pinole. ServiceWorks wanted to recognize Amal Almotarreb, Nwall Almotarreb, and Elham Esquivel for completing all five of the workshops, volunteering for service projects, and creating and planning their own service project on April 21st, Earth Day and Global Youth Service Day. Thanks to their hard work, leadership, perseverance, and creative ideas, Booker T. Anderson Community Center has a community garden!

Interested in applying for a future cohort or getting involved with ServiceWorks projects? For additional comments or questions, please contact Vanessa Chau at or at (510) 620-6552.

Nystrom Catchment Families


Nystrom Catchment Families was formed to bring together parents and students from Nystrom Elementary School and Richmond College Prep to empower families and give them the opportunity to reach their fullest potential. By providing family-friendly safe, fun, and innovative local programs, we hope to create lasting solutions to social injustice and poverty. We began by participating in the City of Richmond’s effort to improve MLK Park.

In response to a lack of rich summer programming for children in the Nystrom Catchment, the Nystrom Catchment Families decided to start their own program to address this issue. This Summer Program is open to all Nystrom Catchment children ages 7-13 and will be housed in the central Maritime Historical Building. The program will last a total of six weeks, from Monday, June 25th through Thursday, August 2nd, beginning at 9:00 AM and ending at 1:00 PM each day.

Students will start each day with 90 minutes of Math and English Language Arts support, followed by Enrichment classes, which include gardening, cooking, drumming, and arts & crafts. Then, students will walk to MLK Park with their teachers and aides to eat lunch provided by the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) Food Services Department. Lastly, students will rotate between tennis and soccer lessons given by the City of Richmond Community Services Department. Every Friday, students will go on a local field trip, including to Miller Knox Park for a picnic, the Rosie the Riveter Museum, the Richmond Library, Unity Park, and the Farmers Market. We believe children thrive when they are exposed to the richness of their community.

To kick-off their summer program, the Nystrom Catchment community joined us at MLK Park for a picnic on Saturday, June 2nd from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The event included:

  • Soccer and tennis demos provided by the City of Richmond staff;
  • Face painting for the students;
  • Making art out of recyclable materials ;
  • A park clean-up;
  • The vote for the best fitness zone equipment out of 3 design concepts;
  • Hot dogs, watermelon, salad, juice, and water provided by Ms. Maria Viveros;
  • Information and updates about the Nystrom Urban Revitalization Effort presented by Rochelle Monk and LaShonda Wilson from the City of Richmond.

The City of Richmond brought out a sound system, generator, tables, chairs, and canopies. Their staff helped set-up and clean-up. RCP contributed 4 tables and 50 chairs to the kick-off event. RCP parent Jaqueline Diaz brought out 2 canopies and Nystrom parents helped set-up, serve food, register participants, and clean-up.

The kick-off event was a remarkable success and a total of 81 people came to the event, which included 62 Nystrom and RCP parents and children. We were able to sign up 85 Summer Program registrants!

  • Information Technology

Website Statistics for the Week Ending 05-30-2018

  • Total Actions on Page increased by 100%
  • Page previews increased by 75%
  • People reached increased by 66%
  • Video views increased by 400%
  • Followers are up


                                 TOP TWEET FOR THE WEEK

Greenway - Ohlone Gap Closure (13)
Ribbon Cutting for the Greenway Ohlone Gap Closure

0609-Rent Board Community Meeting
0612 Richmond Community Budget Meeting
0623 Richmond Main Street - Healthy Village Festival

  • I-80 Central Avenue Operations Improvement Project (I-80 and Central Avenue)

During the past two weeks at the Central Avenue project, contractors framed the barrier rails on the I-580 over-crossing bridge, and turned on signal lights at the Central Avenue and Rydin Road intersection.  Next week, the contractor anticipates finishing the rail barriers.

Please visit the project webpage for more information: or call Community Outreach Representative Jacqueline Majors at (510) 882-1603; or email:  

  • Engineering & Capital Improvement Department (ECIP)

Engineering Projects:
Grading has begun at Dirt World.  The new bike park will be located on a 2.1 acre lot along the Richmond Greenway trail, between 23rd and 20th Streets.

Dirt World Bike Park

The concrete deck has been completed at the Richmond Ferry.  Contractor is waiting on additional metal deck sections to complete the entire ferry deck.

Richmond Ferry

Grading and underground infrastructure have been completed at NOMA Homes on Marina Way and Wright Avenue.  Construction work continues on schedule.

NOMA Homes

Construction is progressing at the new Distribution Center located at 912 Harbour Way South, with demolition of old buildings, grading, and recycling of materials.

Distribution Center

Construction at Shea Homes’ Waterline development continues and is progressing very well.

Waterline by Shea Homes

Streets Division:
Paving crews made a base repair on San Benito Street, ground and paved South 17th Street from Ohio Avenue to Cutting Boulevard, and worked from the outstanding pothole list in various locations around the City.

     Base Repair on San Benito Street

Paving Work on South 17th Street

Street sweeping staff performed residential sweeping services for the fourth Monday and fifth Tuesday through Friday in Santa Fe, Point Richmond, Marina Bay, Coronado, and Richmond Parkway neighborhood council areas, and for the first Monday through Thursday and second Friday in Parchester Village, Hilltop Bayview, Hilltop Green, Fairmede/Hilltop, Carriage Hills North, El Sobrante Hills, Greenbriar, Hansford Heights, Via Verda, San Pablo Dam Road, Clinton Hill IV, and East Richmond neighborhood council areas

Signs and Lines repaired 1 sign, installed 2 new signs and poles, and installed 66’ of thermoplastic for pavement messaging.

  • Infrastructure Maintenance and Operations (DIMO)

The Department was honored by the Love Your Block Initiative on Monday, June 4th. The Love Your Block Initiative strives to change neighborhoods, one block at a time by beautifying and improving safety the area. Staff was honored for their assistance from the Parks, Abatement and Facilities Maintenance divisions over the last two years, and the award was accepted by Facilities Superintendent Mario Vaz.

We are grateful to be recognized for all of the staff’s hard work and continued dedication to the City of Richmond and its residents. Thank you!

Mario Vaz, Representing the Department

Abatement crews abated weeds in various locations around the City including the Hacienda housing complex and walkways, removed homeless encampments in public view, and continued to remove tons of illegal dumping and graffiti throughout the City.


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Weed Abatement – Before and After

Walkways – Before and After


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Homeless Encampments – Before and After

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Hacienda Clean-Up – Before and After

Illegal Dumping – Before and After

Graffiti Abatement – Before and After

Code Enforcement:
Code Enforcement staff observed a large amount of debris blocking the public right of way in front of a residence. A notice of violation letter was sent to the property owner and the violation was abated.

Before and After

Staff also opened a case on a homeless encampment with a non-permitted structure after receiving numerous complaints. After issuing the property owner a notice and multiple citations, the property was brought into compliance and the structure and encampment was removed.

Before and After

Facilities Maintenance Division:
Carpenters continued with the sheds for Nicholl Park and the Plunge, installed ergonomic keyboards for various departments, and prepared lumber for the rear deck of the Dispatch Center. The Building Trades worker completed routine inspections for Point Molate and assisted carpenters with the building of the new sheds at Nicholl Park and the Plunge.

Painters made keys for various departments, painted bollards at Fire Stations #61 and #64, started painting at the Senior Annex Center, primed and sealed siding for the Plunge shed, and performed other touch up painting jobs around City buildings.

Stationary Engineers performed routine pool and boiler inspections, repaired the refrigerator at the Corporation Yard and Fire Station #68, cleared the line in the spray booth, fixed the chlorine line, reapired the men’s shower, and replaced the water flow sensor on the water heater at the Plunge, fixed a chair in Human Resources, cleaned and serviced the water feature in Civic Center Plaza, repaired the exhaust fan in the child care restroom of the Recreation Complex, replaced sink faucet at the Richmond Swim Center, repaired the toilet, fixed a leaking pipe, and replaced a faucet at the Disabled Peoples Recreation Center (DPRC), installed an additional fire extinguisher and cleaned the mechanical room at the Nevin Community Center, and cleaned the roof drains and repaired the disabled restroom at the Main Library.

Utility workers removed weeds and debris from the Employement and Training parking lot, removed bio-hazard in front of the Main Library, hung specialty flags for the month of June, removed damaged furniture from Shields Reid Community Center, set-up meeting rooms for events, and maintained 29 City-owned facililities.

Furniture Removal

Parks and Landscaping Division:
General Maintenance crews weed-whipped the hillside on Bonita Road, the bowling green at Nicholl Park, and the area near the Senior Center. Crews also cut the weeds along the soundwall on South 56th Street, weeded and removed grafitti at the Humphrey Play Lot, cleared the right of way on Heavenly Ridge Road, mowed ball fields at Booker T. Anderson Park, performed maintenance at Shields Reid and Nicholl and Judge Carroll Parks, cleared vegetation around the seating areas on Barrett Avenue and Factory Street, cleaned parking lots on Macdonald Avenue and Marina Way, completed irrigation repairs at various locations including Nicholl Park, Nevin Plaza, and Parchester Village, and performed extra trash pick-ups from weekend events and started abatement in fire zones of Point Richmond.

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Nevin Park Maintenance
Fire breaks abatement
Fire Zone Maintenance

Hilltop District crews continued general maintenance around the business area, removed the homeless encampment at Hilltop Lake, started weed abatement on Hilltop Drive, and completed weed abatement at Vista Delmar and Country Club Vista Parks.

Hilltop Lake Encampment Removal
Encampment Removal

Country Club Vista Maintenance
Country Club Vista Maintenance

Marina District crews crews performed graffiti removal, cleaned medians on Marina Way South, mowed turf, abated weeds Wright Avenue and the Shoreline and Outlook Point trails, performed general park clean-up, and aerated and fertilized turf.

Marina Way South Median
Marina Way Median Maintenance

Weed abatement Wright Ave
Wright Avenue Maintenance

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments about these or any other items of interest to you.

Have a great week!

Bill Lindsay
City Manager
City of Richmond
450 Civic Center Plaza
Richmond, California 94804
(510) 620-6512

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