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  City Manager's Weekly Report for the week ending March 15, 2019
March 18, 2019


Hon. Mayor and Members of the City Council:

This is the report for the week ending March 15th, 2019.

1.    Meeting Notes

The next City Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 19th. Closed Session begins at 5:00 PM, and the Special Meeting of the Housing Authority will begin at 5:30 PM.
The Regular Meeting of the Richmond City Council will begin at 6:30 PM, and the agenda may be found by clicking this link: March 19th City Council Agenda.

2.    Upcoming Events

Horizon Public Workshops: Transform the Future

Horizon Game
Photo: Michael Germeraad
Bay Area residents are invited to attend one of three Horizon Public Workshops: Transform the Future in March. Community input is vital in order to come up with a series of strategies for transportation, land use, economic development, and resilience to help the Bay Area prepare for a better future.
Currently Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) staff are working to identify the opportunities and challenges associated with each of the three Horizon futures – Clean and Green; Rising Tides, Falling Fortunes; and Back to the Future – developed in April 2018 and selected for further analysis in July 2018. This work will culminate in a report, scheduled for release in early March.
Public workshops will be held in the following locations:
March 16, 2019
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Petaluma Community Center
320 North McDowell Boulevard
Petaluma, CA 94954
For more information on this effort, please contact the Horizon project manager, Dave Vautin, at

Community Invited to Very Special Richmond Main Street Annual Stakeholder Meeting & New Office Grand Opening Event

Please join Richmond Main Street for a very special edition of their Annual Stakeholder Meeting on Wednesday, March 20th, from 6:00 PM -8:00 PM, at their new offices located in the Downtown Richmond Visitor Center at 1600 Nevin Plaza. Check out Richmond Main Street’s new digs and the visitor center, enjoy refreshments by Richmond Business Hub Food Hall vendors, get their 2018 report, and be a part of the conversation for what is in store for 2019. For more information visit, call (510) 236-4049, or email Learn more about the location and plan your trip here. Please RSVP. 
Stakeholder Mtg 3.20.2019 Flyer SM

Mini-Grants for FY 2019-2020 up to $5,000 Available Now!

The Richmond Community Services Department (CSD) is accepting mini-grant applications to support organizations that are Richmond-serving and that partner with and/or consistently utilize facilities managed by the Community Services Departments.

Grants up to $5,000 are available to support organizational programming and/or projects that make use of the CSD’s aquatic centers, community centers, parks, and the convention center and can encompass programming around youth sports leagues and teams, special events, educational forums and classes, recreational classes, stipends, CSD facility rental fee payments, and overall community enrichment.

The grant applications must be submitted electronically to by Friday, March 29, 2019, at 5:00 PM with attention to Guadalupe Morales at the Community Services Department.

For more information:

Citywide Spring Break Camp

We invite you to join our staff and children from multiple Citywide Community Centers at our all-in-one Spring Break camp. Participants will experience various fun programs and activities, such as: theme based arts & crafts, brain games, and sports.

Reserve your spot today!
When: April 1-5, 2019 (Monday-Friday)
Where: 3230 Macdonald Ave, Richmond, CA 94804
Ages: Kindergarten-6th Grade
Weekly Cost: $25 (10 A.M. to 4 P.M.)
Before Care: $20 (8 A.M.  to 10 A.M.)
After Care: $20 (4 A.M.  to 6 P.M.)

Registration Opens March 11th, 2019 - (510) 620-6793

Spring Egg Hunt & Recreation Info Day

Join us on Saturday, April 13, 2019 for our annual Egg Hunt and Recreation Information Day! We’ll have egg hunts for all ages and great giveaways! We’ll be there rain or shine. In case of rain, we will be relocated to our social hall inside the facility.

For more information, please call (510) 620-6793.

Water Safety Day

The Community Services Department and Richmond Swims are excited to be hosting a Water Safety Day for the community on Sunday, April 14 from 1:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M. at the Richmond Swim Center. Fun activities and information focusing on water safety will be available, as well as demonstrations, free mini-swim lessons and more. This is a family-friendly event. Non-swimming adults and children are encouraged to sign up in advance for free lessons.

On-site registration will be available as space allows, and online registration will be available beginning April 1.

Adult Co-ed Softball League Starts April 24th!

It's time for the Adult Co-ed Softball League! We're here to promote an active and healthy lifestyle playing softball in Richmond. Basic ASA rules will apply. Sign up today at the Registration Office.

Starts April 24, 2019 and runs through June 26, 2019. Games occur on Wednesdays, from 6:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M., for a total of 10 games. Ages 18+. Cost is $450 per team. Registration opens on March 18th, 2019, through April 12th, 2019.

For more information, contact Maurice Range: (510) 620-6960,

Park Rx Day!

The Community Service Department, in collaboration with Contra Costa Health Services and National Park Service, will hold its annual Park Prescription Day on Saturday, April 27 from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. at John F. Kennedy Park.

During the event, healthcare providers, park agencies, community groups and other program leaders will organize events and activities at JFK Park, encouraging participants to improve their health and well-being by embracing the health benefits of nature. Some of the activities planned for the event include; health screenings, yoga, Walk with the Doctor, bike rides/repairs, dance, instruction volleyball/soccer, and lunch.

3.    Acknowledgements

Congratulations to our East Bay Championship Women’s Tennis Team!

Richmond’s Combo 6.5 Women’s adult team finished a very successful season at the Districts Championships in Folsom the weekend of February 22-24. After winning the East Bay Championship beating teams from Claremont Country Club, Laney College, Oakland’s storied Davie Stadium, Alameda’s Harbor Bay and Salesian in late January, the Richmond Tennis Association (RTA) team competed at the Northern California Championship in Folsom against teams from Kentfield, Foster City and Sacramento in a round robin format. After losing on Friday to the eventual undefeated champion Kentfield the RTA team split its two matches on Saturday. The team is made up of women who are employed, some with their own businesses, have families and find the time to prosper on the tennis court. Many reached the District Championships for the first time and had an enjoyable time. Here is what some of the players had to say about their experience:

•      “I’m so proud of what we have accomplished this season. I take with me good memories and good friends. That, for me, is real winning!” – Maricel Renigen
•      “We had so much fun - we ate, texted, laughed, told stories, took pictures, hugged, high-fived each other, cheered, comforted and empowered each other AND played tennis!” – Stacie Maa

International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month

Richmond Police Department is proud to celebrate the amazing women of our organization. There are several content deployments we are preparing to highlight the women of RPD for Women’s History Month.
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International Women’s Day

The Richmond Police Department released content celebrating International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month. During this segment we spoke with Sergeant Lynette Parker.

4.    City Manager’s Office

Bike Commuter of the Year

It’s time to nominate your favorite bike commuter as the 2019 Bike Commuter of the Year!

Do you know someone whose dedication to commuting by bicycle is inspirational? Nominate them for Bike Commuter of the Year!

One person from each Bay Area county will be announced as a Bike Commuter of the Year on April 25. Nominations will be accepted through April 2. Nominate them here

Please contact the Transportation Division at 510-620-6797 if you need assistance with your submitting your nomination.

New! Free Mattress Drop-off Program for Residents

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The City Manager’s Office, Community Development, Environmental and Health Initiatives Division is pleased to announce that Republic Services has teamed up with Bye Bye Mattress, A Program of the Mattress Recycling Council, to provide a collection site for old unwanted mattresses or box springs.  Starting February 1, 2019, households in the cities of Richmond, Hercules, Pinole, San Pablo, El Cerrito and unincorporated communities are eligible to bring 3 items per month to be recycled at no cost. Mattresses can be dropped off Wednesday through Saturday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM at 101 Pittsburg Avenue, Richmond. Please bring proper identification or utility bill with address of household generating the item(s).

Not Accepted:

  • Half mattresses or box springs
  • Excessively wet, damaged, partial or soiled mattresses or mattresses with bed bugs
  • Car beds
  • Fold out sofa beds and futons,
  • Waterbeds
  • Air mattresses, sleeping bags, pillows, mattress toppers or other furniture

For a fee, businesses can dispose of mattresses at the Golden Bear Transfer Station. For questions or additional information please call Republic Services at (510) 231-4200.

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

Coming Soon: EVgo Equal Access Charging Hubs

Rendering of Equal Access Charging Hub

325 Civic Center plaza parking lot

EVgo, the largest public electric vehicle (EV) fast charging network in California and across the U.S., has announced plans to build seven “Equal Access Charging Hubs” to serve the residents of disadvantaged communities in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Los Angeles Basin.

The City of Richmond was the first city in the San Francisco Bay Area to sign on to the Equal Access Charging Hubs program and EVgo is currently installing two hubs located at:

  • 325 Civic Center Plaza Lot (across from the Main Library)
  • Public Parking Stalls adjacent to 4100 MacDonald (located on 41st Street adjacent to Mechanic’s Bank) - under construction

In alignment with the state’s transportation electrification goals, these new fast charging stations increase access to electric vehicles in communities designated as disadvantaged by California Environmental Protection Agency, pursuant to Senate Bill 535 (De León).

The stations will not only increase access to public fast charging for EV owners in these neighborhoods, but also complements the Transportation Division’s regional planning strategies while expanding citywide EV car sharing and ride sharing services for workplace, commercial and residential locations.

The hubs will be equipped with four 50kW dual-standard (CHAdeMO and SAE Combo) direct current fast charging stations (DCFC).  Fast chargers enable you to charge your battery electric vehicle (BEV) quickly, conveniently, and on-the-go.  A 50 kW DCFC allows you to charge up to 75 miles in 30 minutes. The stations comply with California ADA requirements and include additional parking per hub (one to two extra parking stalls per hub) to accommodate “overflow parking” which can be dedicated to an electric vehicle carshare or rideshare partner.
Carshare and Rideshare Partnership(s)

These hubs are a critical component to enabling EV carshare and rideshare; providing charges and reserving spaces for carshare and rideshare charging allows for these programs to succeed in the City of Richmond. 
For example, Maven Gig, is currently operating in the area and having chargers in Richmond allows Richmond residents to participate in the program and the “gig” economy by driving for rideshare, and food/package delivery services. Maven Gig is GM's dedicated mobility wing, offering weekly to monthly rates for the Chevrolet Bolt EV which includes free charging with EVgo, unlimited miles, maintenance, insurance, and roadside assistance.

Community Outreach & Education
The Equal Access Charging Hubs program will be supported by a community outreach and education program led by Citizen Group and the City of Richmond Transportation team. Transportation staff is currently coordinating the official dual station launch for spring 2019. 

For more information please call Transportation Services at (510) 621-1718.

‘Five Free Rides’ Incentive Program

The Bay Area Carpool Program is offering a new incentive to help reduce single drivers, emissions, and congestion: Five Free Rides to all new Scoop and Waze carpool riders. Five Free Rides gives new Scoop and Waze Carpool riders the opportunity to experience the ease of carpooling with improved technology. The Scoop and Waze Carpool applications both provide matches, scheduling, and seamless payment.

The promotion started on February 1, 2019 and will run through June 30, 2019. New Scoop users can download the app and the free rides will automatically be placed into their account. New Waze Carpool users should download the app and enter promo code CARPOOL to activate the free rides. On both apps, the offer expires two weeks from download.

Carpooling can reduce peak hour traffic on well-traveled highways and bridges to the region's job hubs. The Bay Area's busiest travel times align with Scoop and Waze Carpool's height of trip requests and available matches, ideal for a new carpooler looking to improve their work commute.

The Bay Area Carpool Program is an initiative of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. Five Rides Free is funded by MTC with grants from FHWA and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

If you have additional questions, please contact the City of Richmond Transportation Division at (510) 620-6869.

Ferry to Bridge to Greenway Plan

We are excited to announce that the City of Richmond has begun to develop the Ferry to Bridge to Greenway Plan, an exciting opportunity to improve bicycling and walking to the new Richmond Ferry, the upcoming Richmond-San Rafael Bridge multi-use path, and the Richmond Greenway!

We would like your help in shaping the Plan’s vision and recommendations! Take a quick survey about walking and bicycling in Richmond, simply using your cell phone by texting “active” to (510) 900-5861. Additionally, you can visit to sign up for project updates.

We look forward to your input and participation in future project events! For more information, please contact Lori Reese-Brown at (510) 620-6869.

5.    City Manager Chronicles

Below are some of the topics for meetings that I attended during the past week in the hope that it provides an idea of the many issues we deal with routinely.

Meetings and events of note during the past week included:

·         Had a couple of individual meetings with City staff and developers that submitted development proposals for Point Molate to clarify and further define the terms of their proposal.  We had very productive conversations and gathered the additional information the City Council requested to continue evaluating the merits of their proposed project.  The information will be presented to the City Council in closed session at the March 26, 2019 Council meeting.  Once the City Council is ready to make a decision, staff is expecting to obtain direction to start negotiating the terms of an Exclusive Rights to Negotiate Agreement with the selected developer.
·         Met with City’s Executive staff and our consultant, Henry Gardner to discuss the February 8, 2019 City Council Retreat and Strategic Plan.  At the retreat, the City Council defined its priorities for the coming Fiscal Year.  Staff has been reviewing the priorities and developing actions and performance measures aimed at meeting the City Council priorities.  The performance measures will be presented to the City Council at the March 26th City Council meeting.  The City Council priorities will guide the department’s work plan and budget planning for the next fiscal year.
·         Met with staff to continue monitoring our progress towards transferring the Richmond Housing Authority (RHA) Section 8 program to the Contra Costa Housing Authority, and the status of resident relocations at Nevin Plaza and Nystrom Village.  Also discussed the financial structure and potential liabilities of the other Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) projects, Friendship Manor and Triangle Court; and provided direction to continue negotiations with Mercy Housing regarding the Hacienda project.
·         Met with and provided direction to staff regarding the development of the City Manager’s Office budget for the next Fiscal Year.
·         Met with a Richmond resident to listen to her concerns and dissatisfaction with the quality of customer service provided and actions taken by staff in a regulatory action process.  I met with staff to investigate the complaint and to ensure policies and procedures were followed and a responsive quality level of customer service is being provided.
·         Participated in a conference call with the City’s Financial Advisor, Bond Counsel, Underwriter and Finance Department staff to discuss and refine a presentation for Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings regarding the forthcoming issuance of Lease Revenue Refunding Bonds for Civic Center and the Port.
·         Met with Vice Mayor Choi and the Chair of the Richmond Arts and Culture Commission and the Public Art Advisory Committee to discuss ways to support their work and the implementation of their ambitious agenda to advance the arts in Richmond.

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.    Engineering & Capital Improvement Department (ECIP)

Engineering Projects

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.

Last week the Contractor finished paving San Pablo Avenue between Rivers Street and La Puerta Road.

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

Streets Division

Paving crews completed a base repair on Barrett Avenue, performed storm patrol, and worked from the outstanding pothole list in various locations around the City.  In addition, crews restriped the parking lot on Melville Square, and painted 4-hour time restrictions in the parking lot at the Richmond Art Center.

Base Repair on Barrett Avenue

Parking Lot Restriping on Melville Square

Richmond Art Center Parking Lot

Street sweeping staff performed residential sweeping services for the second Monday through Thursday and third Friday in May Valley, Vista View, Clinton Hill I, Clinton Hill II, Clinton Hill III, Clinton Hill IV, East Richmond, Santa Fe, Coronado, Marina Bay, and Point Richmond neighborhood council areas.

Signs and Lines staff repaired 4 signs and poles, installed 19 new signs and poles, and painted 510’ of curbs and zoning.

8.    Information Technology

Website Statistics for the week of March 15, 2019

0329 - CSD Mini-Grant 2

0317 - RAC - Comics and Zines from A to Z

9.    Infrastructure Maintenance and Operations (DIMO)


Abatement crews removed debris from various lots, the sidewalk at I-80 Central underpass, fenced a private vacant lot to prevent illegal dumping, and removed trash throughout the City and graffiti from various locations.

City Property

Central Underpass

Lot Clean-Up/Fencing

Illegal Dumping

Graffiti Removal

Code Enforcement

Code Enforcement received a complaint about a hazardous cement retaining wall near the public right of way. Staff contacted the property owner and worked with them to remove the wall.

Before and After

Facilities Maintenance

Stationary Engineers performed daily pool maintenance, daily Civic Center Plaza boiler inspections, replaced power supply for a door card reader at the Art Center, repaired a shower head at Fire Station #61, cleared drains at Fire Station #61, replaced facet at the Art Center in the Youth Workshop, fixed a flush-o-meter in the women’s restroom at the Westside Branch Library, repaired the heater at the Parks Yard, cleaned the rooftop and sealed ducts at the museum, fixed showers at the Plunge and repaired the sliding doors at the Westside Branch Library.

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Parks Yard Heater Repair

Utility Workers cleaned carpets at the Employement and Training and Family Justice Center buildings, replaced floor mats at the Parchester Community Center, recycled e-waste, set-up rooms for meetings and maintained 29 City owned facilities.

E-Waste for Recycling

Parks and Landscaping

General fund crews weeded the Booker T. Anderson Park parking lot, painted back boards and picnic tables,  removed graffiti at six parks, removed litter from Martin Luther King, Jr. and Booker T. Anderson Park, weeded and trimmed Shields Reid Park, cleaned the bus stop on Macdonald Avenue, re-staked trees at Shields Reid Park, cleaned the North Richmond Ballfield and Lucas Park, replaced basketball nets at Hilltop Park, performed gopher control at Hilltop Green Park, removed weeds from the Senior Center parking lot, replaced safety railings at Nicholl Park, poured concrete slab for water fountain at Nicholl Park and prepared the park for the Little League Opening Day.

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Concrete Slab Installation at Nicholl Park

Tree Crews cut or trimmed trees at the following locations:  Esmond Avenue, Florida Avenue, Humbolt Avenue and the Hacienda Complex.

Hacienda Apts
Tree Trimming at the Hacienda

Hilltop District crews continued general maintenance around the business area, completed maintenance on Garrity Way and Blume Drive, continued weed abatement on Richmond Parkway and continued with the irrigation project on Hilltop Drive.

Hilltop Richmond Parkway
Richmond Parkway Maintenance

Marina District crews continued with the Esplanade Landscape Project, repaired or removed concrete and obstructions in Marina Bay Park, mowed turf, performed weed abatement on medians and the Bay Trail, cleaned debris from parking lots and removed weeds from Rosie the Riveter Beach area.

Marina Median Weed abatement
Median Maintenance

Police Department

Make a Difference: Become a Richmond Police Activities League (RPAL) Mentor
On March 11th, 2019, information was released by RPD to the community to recruit local mentors for Richmond Police Activities League (RPAL). RPAL is a nonprofit, community-based organization founded in 1982 offering youth an alternative to the streets.
RPAL is dedicated to supporting young people ages 10-18 holistically as they transition from adolescence to adulthood. RPAL is passionate about having an impact on at-risk youth to help them recognize their full potential and achieve success. 
Over the course of 35 years, RPAL has served over 50,000 youth. RPAL continues to have a positive impact on the lives of the young people we serve.
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Reward for Information
The Richmond Police Department is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and charging of the suspects involved in the murder of Edgar Jocol.

Joint Operation

No photo description available.
On March 13th, 2019, Richmond detectives conducted a search warrant in the 2600 block of Garvin Ave. Once inside the home, detectives found the suspect armed with a firearm in the waistband of his pants. A search of the suspect’s car revealed 1 lb. of methamphetamine and ½ lb. of cocaine. In the residence, detectives found numerous ecstasy pills, a .32 caliber firearm and a grenade launcher.
This was a successful joint operation conducted by the Richmond Police Department and the San Pablo Police Department.

11. Rent Program

The Richmond Rent Program Community Workshop is Presenting – Navigating the Eviction Process in Richmond

As part of its continuing outreach to landlords and tenants who would like to learn more about rental housing rules and regulations, the City of Richmond Rent Program is offering the following workshops:

Navigating the Eviction Process in Richmond (Tenant-Focused Workshop)
Saturday, March 30, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
City Council Chambers
440 Civic Center Plaza
Richmond, CA 94804

Navigating the Eviction Process in Richmond (Landlord-Focused Workshop)
Saturday, April 27, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
City Council Chambers
440 Civic Center Plaza
Richmond, CA 94804

These workshops are designed for Tenants and Landlords who would like to learn more about the eviction process in the City of Richmond and the requirements of the Fair Rent, Just Cause for Eviction, and Homeowner Protection Ordinance.

Topics for discussion will include:

·         Just Cause for Eviction Requirements
·         Overview of the Relocation Ordinance
·         Relocation Payments
·         Unlawful Detainer Process
·         Overview of Important California Civil Codes
·         Notice Filing Requirements

Space is limited - RSVP today:

12. 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 Blvd., 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 going to accomplish the project work which is expected to be completed in September 2019.

Hinkley Avenue (Easter Hill)
The Contractor is working at a 14’ depth with box shoring to replace 8” pipe with 10” pipe

Hinkley Avenue (Easter Hill)
Sample of 8” deteriorated pipe that’s being replaced with new 10” polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe.

Beck Street and South Street
The Contractor is removing existing 10” sewer clay pipe and replacing it with new 10” PVC pipe, which keeps its structural integrity much longer.

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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The City of Richmond mobile app provides Richmond’s community members with one-stop access to City services and information via mobile devices. The app allows quick and real-time reporting of neighborhood-related issues; viewing the City’s events calendar; finding addresses and phone numbers of local businesses, city departments and council members.  The City of Richmond’s mobile phone app is available on the Apple App store and Google Play store.

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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