Tom Butt
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  A Week in the Life of a Mayor
December 16, 2019

What does the mayor do? Following is a typical week.

Monday, December 9

  • Met with a large group of stakeholders to discuss possible implementation of water taxi service along the Richmond waterfront.
  • Conference call with EPA staff and other panel members to discuss upcoming panel discussion at Brownfields 2019 in Los Angeles.

Tuesday, December 10

  • Met with Levin Terminal owners to discuss potential actions regarding shipping of coal and petcoke.
  • City Council meeting to appoint next city manager.

Wednesday, December 11

  • Monthly meeting with MCE executive director and board chair.
  • Chaired Contra Costa Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) meeting in Martinez
  • Flew to Los Angeles for Brownfields 2019

Thursday, December 12

  • Participated in plenary session panel discussion at Brownfields 2019 in Los Angeles.
  • Flew back to Bay Area from Los Angeles

Friday, December 13

  • Attended West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee (WCCTAC) meeting in El Cerrito
  • Met with Veolia top management to discuss resolution of various issues.
  • Richmond Rotary holiday fundraising auction.
  • Attended the annual Richmond Snowball dance to crown the new king and queen.

Saturday, December 14

  • Participated in the monthly volunteer “Wickie” day at East brother Light Station