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  City Manager's Weekly Report for Week Ending 1-25-19
January 26, 2019


Hon. Mayor and Members of the City Council:

This is the report for the week ending January 25th, 2019.

1.    Meeting Notes

The next City Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 29th. Closed Session begins at 6:00 PM, and the Regular Meeting of the Richmond City Council will begin at 6:30 PM. The agenda may be found by clicking this link: January 29th City Council Agenda.

2.    Upcoming Events

Richmond Parks Community Workshop: Saturday, January 26th

The City of Richmond Community Services Department is teaming up with First 5 Contra Costa, Healthy and Active Before 5, and the West County Regional Group for the Richmond Parks Community Workshop this Saturday, January 26th, 2019. The event will take place at Nevin Community Center at 598 Nevin Avenue in Richmond, where participants will review data from the September Richmond Parks Assessment and discuss priorities for improvements.

Parks provide opportunities for exercise, recreation, and social gathering that are critical to the physical and mental health and well-being of residents. The Richmond Parks Community Workshop will provide a guideline for decision makers to allocate funding and implement policies that will improve, activate, and increase usage of parks in the City of Richmond.

First 5 Contra Costa, Healthy and Active Before 5, and the West County Regional Group have completed park assessments in partnership with several cities across Contra Costa County such as San Pablo, Concord, Pittsburg, and Antioch. The assessments have successfully led to more than $2.5 million in park allocations, including the construction of seven (7) new playgrounds throughout the county.

Free childcare, breakfast, and interpretation will be provided for participants. We
hope to see you this Saturday!

DATE:      January 26, 2019
TIME:        9:30 AM – 1:30 PM; (Breakfast served at 9:00 PM)
WHERE:  Nevin Community Center (598 Nevin Avenue, Richmond, CA 94801)
WHAT:     Analyze park survey results and discuss priorities for improvements
RSVP:      Register at or call (925) 771-7320

Join Us to Celebrate the Richmond Plunge Re-Opening!

After being closed for five (5) months, the Richmond Plunge is schedule to finally re-open! A celebration reception is scheduled for Friday, February 1st, from 3:30 PM -7:00 PM with refreshments, tours, schedules, demonstrations, free Aqua Zumba classes, and free Family Recreation Swim! All are welcome to attend. Limited lap swim and water walking will be available during that time.

The schedule of events:

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM            Welcome reception and Acknowledgements
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM           Sailfish youth swim team practice & information
                                           Free Adult Lap Swim & Deep Water Walking (limited availability)
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM            Free Family Recreation Swim (shallow only)
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM            Free Aqua Zumba mini class with Oscar
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM            Richmond Plunge Masters workout & information

The Plunge was temporarily closed in order to repair the damaged plaster on the pool floor and the damaged wall behind the famous John Wehrle mural. After these phases were completed, Mr. Werhle devoted weeks of his time voluntarily re-painting large sections of the mural bringing it close to its original condition. The City of Richmond and Community Services Department are particularly grateful for the hard work and dedication of John Werhle.

16th Annual Chinese New Year Celebration


Join us on Saturday, February 9, 2019 for an amazing night of performances, food, and more! Tickets are $20 per person and available to purchase through the Community Center. Call (510) 307-8087 for more information and where to purchase!

Black History Celebration

The City of Richmond Community Services Department will host its annual Black History Celebration on Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM.  The doors will open for general seating at 12:30 PM.  Adult tickets cost $10 which also includes refreshments and children tickets for ages 5-12 cost $5.  We will have performances that include: Praise Dancing, Music/Song, Poetry, and Spoken Word.  This year, we will also feature a Q&A panel discussion on the achievement gap deficit of black students in the WCCUSD.

Refreshments will be provided by Main Avent Catering: cajun shrimp w/ creamy grits, buttermilk fried chicken & homemade belgian waffles, strawberry lemonade ice tea, lemon water and assorted cupcakes for dessert. More info: (510) 620-6789.
Upcoming Changes to BART schedules starting February 11, 2019

BART is making major schedule changes beginning February 11th to accommodate Measure RR funded improvements to their infrastructure to keep BART safe and reliable. Projects to upgrade BART’s electrical power system in downtown San Francisco and the Transbay Tube Seismic Retrofit require adjustments to their schedules. The Fleet of the Future roll out is also allowing BART to expand some service and run longer trains.

Riders are encouraged to check before you go. Download the official BART app or check the Trip Planner to see how these changes impact your trip.

Check Before You Go

The new schedule has been loaded into the Trip Planner on as well as the official BART app. Select a date Feb. 11th and beyond to see how these changes impact your trip.

Sunday riders are encouraged to check the Trip Planner or the app before each trip as it varies week by week based on single tracking weekends.

The extra Friday service will be reflected in the Trip Planner and in Real Time Departures.  However, these extra trains are not listed in the Schedule by Station or Schedule by Line sections of or the printed brochures.

Sunday’s new Red and Green line trains will be reflected in the Trip Planner, and Schedules by StationSchedules by Line and Real Time Departures. They are not listed in the printed brochures because they vary week by week.

AC Transit Local Fare Change Proposal

Over the past year, AC Transit has carried more than 53 million passengers while expanding service and introducing over 100 new buses to replace aging coaches and support our growing ridership.

In order to achieve operational objectives, and continue to provide safe and quality service, AC Transit created a plan that includes a fare change schedule and new rider incentive programs.
You can provide input by attending any of the scheduled Community Meetings or Public Hearings. You are encouraged to submit comments via email, phone, fax, and U.S. Mail no later than the close of the Public Hearing on February 13th, 2019.
Please send or address your comments to:
AC Transit Board of Directors
1600 Franklin Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 891-7201
Spanish (510) 891-7291
Chinese (510) 891-7292 TDD: Call 711 and specify (510) 891-4700
TDD: Call 711 and specify (510) 891-4700
Fax: (510) 891-7157
Monday, January 28, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Hayward City Hall, Room 2A
777 B St, Hayward, CA 94541
Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
El Cerrito City Hall, City Council Chambers
10890 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito, CA 94530
Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
AC Transit General Office, 2nd Floor Board Room
1600 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94612
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Hearing to be held at 2:00 PM and at 5:00 PM
AC Transit General Offices, 2nd Floor, Board Room
1600 Franklin Street, Oakland, CA 94612
If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the City of Richmond Transportation Division at (510) 620-6869.

3.    Acknowledgements

Torch Run Award

Captain Schlemmer and Sergeant Gard attended the 2019 Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Kickoff Conference in Livermore.  Richmond Police Department was recognized as being one of the top fundraisers for 2018.  Congratulations to all who have and continue to participate in this event. 

4.    City Manager’s Office

The Micromobility Conference

In the last three years, personal mobility has gone through a transformation. In a shift similar to that of personal computing in its first 20 years, small, conformable vehicles are luring users away from heavy, inefficient alternatives. In a very short time, shared scooters and dockless bikes, have attracted nearly 500 million users, making micromobility the fastest technological adoption in history. 

The Micromobility Conference will help navigate this explosive supply and demand. The event will focus on the companies, business models, enabling technologies, and macro trends that are reshaping transportation in cities around the world. Whether you work in the industry or are just an enthusiast, this will be the first and largest opportunity to have a wide-ranging discussion about the future of mobility around the world.

Visit to view the Agenda and Register for the upcoming conference on January 31, 2019 at The Craneway Pavilion in Richmond.

Richmond Bulky Item Pick-up

Richmond Single-family, Duplex and Multi-Family (3-19 units) residents can receive a free Bulky Item pick-up. A limited number of items can be collected.
Please contact Republic Services, (510) 262-7100, at least one week in advance to reserve your Clean-up day. Multi-family property owners or managers must call to schedule a collection. Due to space limitations of our waste collection vehicles, Clean-up day scheduling will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Household Hazardous Waste

Richmond residents have two locations for disposing of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) conveniently and for free. Please bring proof of residency.

For more information on acceptable items, visit or call (888) 412-9277.

1)    West Contra Costa County Household Hazardous Waste Facility
101 Pittsburg Avenue, Richmond, CA 94801
Open Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Closed: Noon - 12:30 PM)
(888) 412-9277

2)    El Cerrito Recycling Center
7501 Schmidt Lane, El Cerrito, CA 94530
Open every Tuesday for HHW Disposal
8:00 AM - 5:45 PM 
(510) 215-4350

An Opportunity Zone Conversation in Richmond

This Thursday, January 24th, the City Manager’s Office, Community Development Division, in partnership with Richmond Neighborhood Housing Services, hosted an informational forum called, An Opportunity Zone Conversation in Richmond. Attendees included community-based organizations, developers, investors, and community members and were able to learn more about Opportunity Zones and development in Richmond.

Speakers included:
·   Shasa Curl, City of Richmond Community and Economic Development Director
·               Nikki Beasley, Executive Director of Richmond Neighborhood Housing
·               Ernst Valery, Co-Managing Member SAA/EVI
·               Melissa Jones, Executive Director, BARHII
·               Kevin Wilson, CPA Partner, Novogradac & Company LLP
·               Sonrisa Cooper, Fellow, Greenlining Institute
·               Chris Brown, Director, PolicyLink

As described by the IRS, “Opportunity Zones are an economic development tool—that is, they are designed to spur economic development and job creation in distressed communities.”

For more information on Opportunity Zones in Richmond please visit,


5.    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 organizations deals routinely.

Meetings and events of note during the past week included:

·         On Monday, I attended the MLK Day of Service events along the Richmond Greenway and the North Richmond Farm, hosted by various organizations, and participated in planting and clean-up efforts.  The weather was perfect, with great music, delicious food and lots of fun for everyone.
·         Met with representatives from the Richmond Bay Area Rescue Mission and was briefed on their history in Richmond, their two locations, the services they provide to some of our most vulnerable populations, and the continued collaboration with the city as well as other local organizations.
·         Attended a Richmond Promise Board meeting and received an update on the number of awarded scholarships and the financial aid campaign, upcoming events such as the annual Richmond Promise Scholars Celebration and Cheers for the Promise events as well as the upcoming PromiseNet 2019 conference. Additionally, the board received a presentation about the Richmond Promise data that is available and discussed options to enhance student support.
·         Attended the Fairmede Hilltop Neighborhood Council meeting and heard and responded to residents’ concerns related to city services in their neighborhood.  The main things attendees wanted to see were, additional code enforcement and police officers to abate neighborhood blight, provide faster response times, and additional traffic control and surveillance.  Many residents were also interested in seeing Hilltop Mall redeveloped to turn it into a successful and vibrant commercial center to provide needed goods and services to the community as well as shopping and entertainment choices.
·         Attended a series of meetings including City staff from multiple departments, and the City’s financial consultants, bond and disclosure counsels, and bond underwriters to discuss alternatives, process, logistics and timing for issuing, a) Lease Revenue Refunding Bonds for the City’s Civic Center, b) Wastewater Revenue Bonds for the City’s Wastewater Enterprise; and, c) Refunding and possibly Revenue Bonds for the Port of Richmond.  These potential bond deals are planned to come before the City Council for their consideration this fiscal year 2018-2019.
·         Received an update on the Tyler Transparency Module and the city’s Open Data Initiative and discussed the soft launch of particular items that are considered to be added onto the platform, and discussed costs for potential applications expansion.
·         Met with staff from the Finance Department and the City Manager’s Office to—in general—discuss the city’s financial health.  Among the financial issues reviewed were the status of the Richmond Housing Authority, General Fund and all funds revenues, expenditures and variance, overtime expenses, Capital Improvements expenses and projects, historical revenue trends, and pending reimbursements.
·         Received a tour of the RYSE Center on Macdonald Avenue, and also met with their staff and LaShonda White from the City Manager’s Office to discuss RYSE’s efforts to pass Measures E, K and H as well as the city’s progress towards creating the Department of Children and Youth and implementing Measure H.

6.    City Clerk’s Office

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

7.    Community Services Highlights

Lifeguard Training

Plan now for a summer (or year-round) job as a Lifeguard! Registration is now open for the next Lifeguarding class offered by the City of Richmond. The class will be held the weekends of February 8th-16th, 2019 at the Richmond Swim Center. Those who pass the class receive an American Red Cross Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid & AED certificate, making them eligible to apply for a Lifeguard job.

Pre-course information and advanced registration is required to be sure all participants are qualified to take the Lifeguard course. For more information, please call (510) 620-6654 or email the Aquatics Coordinator at

MLK National Day of Service at Parchester Garden

On Monday, January 21, 2019, Richmond Love Your Block partnered with Parchester Neighborhood Council, the Office of Mayor Tom Butt, and Richmond Tool Library for the Parchester Village Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service. Throughout the day, 38 volunteers - a majority of them children from the neighborhood - served about 152 hours with us. We removed 33 bags of green waste from the area, installed weed fabric, spread approximately 10 cubic yards of mulch, added approximately 1 cubic yard of new soil to the garden, and planted approxi
mately 100 seedlings.
This day of service will support a fresh, new harvest of vegetables for residents. Additionally, it helped prepare the garden for a future dedication to late community activist Mary “Peace” Head, who was a World War II Rosie and known to many as “Mayor of Parchester”.

We are grateful for all of the volunteers who participated in the event, as well as our other supporters such as City of Richmond Parks Division and The Watershed Nursery! 

8.    Engineering & Capital Improvement Department (ECIP)

Engineering Projects

Construction is continuing on the Wall Avenue Storm Drain Improvements Project. This project is funded through the Successor Agency to the City of Richmond Community Redevelopment Agency utilizing state and local funds.  The system is being built to receive the outfall from the newly day-lighted Baxter Creek at the Miraflores Housing Development Site along with storm water runoff from the I-80 Freeway.

Pictured is the framing and concrete pouring of the deck of the outflow convergence structure.

Wall Avenue Storm Drain Improvements Project

Streets Division

Paving crews ground and paved 38th Street from Barrett to Roosevelt Avenues, ground and prepped 39th Street from Roosevelt to Clinton Avenues, and worked from the outstanding pothole list in various locations around the City. In addition, crews made cement repairs on Hilltop and Shane Drives, painted red curbs in the City Council parking lot, and replaced a damaged sign and poles on Western Drive and Contra Costa Street and Berk Avenue and Cutting Boulevard.

Street sweeping staff performed residential sweeping services for the third Tuesday and fourth Wednesday through Friday in North Richmond, Iron Triangle, North Belding Woods, Metro Richmore Village, Pullman, Cortez/Stege, Park Plaza, Laurel Park, City Center, Richmond Annex, Parkview, Panhandle Annex, and Eastshore neighborhood council areas.

Signs and Lines staff repaired five signs and poles, installed seven new signs, and painted 124’ of curbs and zoning.

Paving on 38th Street

Paving on 39th Street

Cement Work on Hilltop Drive

Curb Painting in City Council Parking Lot

Sign and Pole Replacement on Western Drive

Sign and Pole Replacement on Berk Avenue

9.    Information Technology

Facebook and Twitter Statistics for the week ending January 25, 2019
ü  Total Page Likes increased by 167%
ü  Followers are UP by 125%

Website Statistics for the week of January 25, 2019



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10. Infrastructure Maintenance and Operations (DIMO)


Abatement crews abated debris from the encampment adjacent to Greater Richmond Interfaith Program (GRIP), abated weeds along Espee fence line and from lots, and removed trash and graffiti from various locations throughout the City.

Espee Weed Abatement

Lot Abatement



Illegal Dumping

Code Enforcement

The Code Enforcement Unit received a complaint regarding an inoperative vehicle parked at the subject property.  A Notice of Intention to Abate and Remove an Abandoned, Wrecked, Damaged or Inoperative Vehicle was issued to the property and vehicle owners to remove the vehicle, obtain current registration and/or a Planned Non-Operation registration, and to make the vehicle operable or store the vehicle in a legal garage. A compliance inspection was conducted and found that the vehicle was no longer parked in the driveway.

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Facilities Maintenance

Stationary Engineers performed daily rounds in the Plaza buildings, daily routine inspections and chemistry tests on two swimming pools, replaced a bathroom sink faucet in the Transit Building and Fire Station 64, replaced a keyboard tray in the IT Department, installed an Ergo keyboard tray in the Finance Department, replaced hinges and locks on partition doors in the women’s restroom at the Recreation Center, repaired the locker room heater in the Streets Division, repaired door locks on the parts room at the Corporation Yard, and repaired the furnace at the Parks Center.

            Routine inspections

Utility Workers  cleaned the carpets at the Family Justice Center, removed furniture from the Hilltop Sub-Station, removed rain water from the kitchen in the Nevin Community Center, and unclogged toilets at the Main Library and Employment & Training buildings.

Removing furniture from Hilltop Sub-Station

Parks and Landscaping

Hilltop District crews continued general maintenance around the business area and Country Club Vista area and started weed abatement on Hilltop Drive.

Marina District crews replaced a urinal at the Barbara Jay Vincent Park, trimmed weeds and performed weed abatement on the Esplanade trail planted areas, mowed lawns and edging of turf, removed branches from the latest rains and winds, removed graffiti from the 51st trailhead fence lines, removed illegal dumping in the Melville Parking lot, and performed general Marina Park cleanup.

Tree Crews completed jobs on Andrade Avenue, 18th Street, Groom Drive, and the 3400 block of the Richmond Parkway.

General Fund Crewscleared leaf piles and opened storm water inlets throughout the city, replaced signs of park rules at State Court Park and Booker T Anderson Park, helped remove fallen trees and branches, cleaned MLK Park in readiness for the Monday holiday events, picked up trash and cut grass at overflow parking lot at MLK Park, planted trees at Booker T. Anderson Park, continued gopher control at Judge Carrol Park, helped remove fallen trees and branches, painted bleacher boards at Nicholl Park, cleared drains at Civic Center and Mira Vista parks, performed gate repair on Thors Bay, provided support for Volunteer day on the Greenway for the Martin Luther King , Jr. holiday, picked up trash on the Greenway from 2nd Street to San Pablo Avenue, and performed weed abatement at the Solano Play Lot.

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Work at Thors Bay                           Urinal repair

11. Library and Cultural Services

Immigration Lawyer at the Main Library

Speak with an immigration lawyer for free on the 4th Monday of each month from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.  Sign-in at the Adult Reference Desk at 4:15 PM on the day of.

Space is limited. This free program is sponsored by the Contra Costa County Bar Association and takes place at the Richmond Public Library Main Branch located at 325 Civic Center Plaza.

Call (510) 620-6561 or visit for more information. 

Richmond Library Teens SAT Preparation Workshop

Richmond Public Library Teens division is offering the 23rd annual SAT Preparation Workshop, March 2nd – April 30th, 2019.  The seven-week program consists of a pre-
test, five weeks of live instruction by Princeton Review and a post-test. High school students who live in Richmond and those that attend schools in the West Contra Costa Costa Unified School District are eligible to apply to the program.  The cost of the workshop is $50 and includes a student manual and online supplemental practice for two months. Registration forms and additional details can be downloaded from the library website at  Enrollment is limited to 25 participants.



12. Police Department

KTVU Roundtable Discussion

Chief Brown was one of three Chiefs of Police invited to participate in a Police Chief Roundtable hosted by Mike Mibach of KTVU FOX 2 news. Chief Brown, along with Chief Garcia from San Jose PD and Chief Scott from San Francisco PD, discussed various topics tied to policing today. Some of the topics discussed included:

·         Policing those who suffer from mental illness and possess weapons
·         Deadly encounters on the streets: balancing the safety of officers and the encountered individual, and how officers are approaching these situations today compared to 5 years ago
·         Police response times
·         SB 1421: complications from a policing perspective, including transparency and an increase in records disclosures requests
·         2019 – biggest change coming to their respective departments this year

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Macy’s Theft

Detective Middleton was at Macy’s following up on a theft that occurred the previous day. He was notified by security that the same individuals who stole the previous day were there stealing again. Detective Middleton tried to stop the 4 suspects, but they fled in a vehicle forcing their way past him. Richmond officers pursued the vehicle and it subsequently crashed at Cutting Boulevard and Berk Avenue. All four suspects were arrested.

Over $6,000 worth of clothing was recovered. Additionally, all four suspects confessed to other thefts at different stores in the Bay Area.

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A Hero’s Farewell

RPD officers attended the memorial service for Officer Natalie Corona. Our hearts were with Officer Corona’s family and Davis PD as they laid their hero to rest. Officer Corona was shot and killed in Davis, CA. She was ambushed by an uninvolved suspect while investigating a traffic collision.  She was 22 years old.

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Registration Sticker Theft Prevention

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13. Rent Program

Rent Program Community Workshops: Rights and Responsibilities for Richmond Tenants and Landlords

City of Richmond Rent Program Community Workshops are held one Saturday each month to inform community members about their rights and responsibilities under the Fair Rent, Just Cause for Eviction, and Homeowner Protection Ordinance. The full schedule of 2019 Community Workshops may be accessed at

The next workshop will take place on February 23, 2019: 

Landlord-Oriented Workshop
Saturday, February 23, 2019                    
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM                        
City Council Chambers
440 Civic Center Plaza    
Richmond, CA 94804                                   

Topics for discussion will include:

·                     Overview of the Rent Ordinance 
·                     Properties subject to the Rent Ordinance
·                     Rent Control overview
·                     Just Cause for Eviction requirements
·                     The Rent Adjustment process
·                     Overview of Important California Civil Codes

Space is limited - RSVP today:


14. Richmond Promise

2019 Richmond Promise Scholarship Application is now Open! Application Deadline is March 8th!

Our 2019 Richmond Promise Scholarship application is now available to complete at our website,

If you meet the following eligibility requirements you can receive a max amount of $1,500 each year for up to 4 years of college.

To be eligible for the Richmond Promise Scholarship, a student must:

·         Be a resident of Richmond or North Richmond (i.e. have a Richmond home
·         Have graduated from an eligible High School within the West Contra Costa
Unified School District boundary area or received your General Educational Development/High School equivalency between June 2018-19
·         Have attended an eligible High School at least 9th-12th grade consecutively
·         Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid/Dream Act by the March
2nd California Grant deadline

Once again, the application can be found on the Richmond Promise website:

If you have any questions feel free to contact our college access coordinator, Miguel Molina, at (530) 794-8326 and/or

Please share this opportunity with eligible students in your life!

The FAFSA application for financial aid can be found at, and
Dream Act application can be found at

Scholarship Flyer

15. Water Resource Recovery

Cutting/Carlson & Hoffman Wet Weather Improvement Projects

In October 2018, construction began on the pipeline replacement projects at Cutting/Carlson & Hoffman Boulevards in the City of Richmond.  These $8.8 million projects will replace 4.5 miles of aging and damaged collector sewer pipelines in neighborhoods upstream of the Cutting Boulevard, First Street, and 23rd Street Interceptors. The goal is to reduce inflow and infiltration and associated surcharging and sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs). The Contractor, WR Forde, has three crews working on this project which is expected to be completed in September 2019.

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S. Spring Street – 409 linear feet of pipe        Ohio Street – 2nd crew excavated and are    
            replacement to be installed                            installing 495 linear feet of pipe

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S. 31st Street – 3rd crew installing 285 lateral feet of pipe

For additional information on any capital projects, please contact the Veolia Capital Program Management team at (510) 412-2001, ext. 33106.


Thank you for keeping up with the activities in the City of Richmond.  Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments about these or any other items of interest to you. 

Thank You!

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

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Carlos Martinez
City Manager
450 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 300
Richmond, CA 94804
Phone: (510) 620-6976
Fax: (510) 620-6542