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  City Manager's Weekly Report for the week ending May 10th, 2019
May 11, 2019

Hon. Mayor and Members of the City Council:

This is the report for the week ending May 10th, 2019.

  • Meeting Notes

The next City Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 21st. Enjoy the next week off!

  • Upcoming Events

Options for Better Transportation on San Pablo Avenue in the Cities of El Cerrito, Richmond, and San Pablo

Mark your calendars for the evening of May 14th, at 7:00 P.M. to learn about and provide feedback on what the future could hold for San Pablo Avenue (SPA).  The SPA Multimodal Corridor Study is developing scenarios for improving transit, pedestrian and bicycle access and safety along San Pablo Avenue between downtown Oakland and Hilltop.  The corridor is anticipated to change a lot over the next few years.  The study seeks to identify a coordinated network of transportation facilities along the length of the street to serve SPA’s existing and future users. 
Whether you work, live, or travel through West County, we hope you can join us and discuss potential ideas for the future and give us your feedback.  There is also an online survey at where you can view proposed options and give feedback.  On behalf of all West County residents, the City of El Cerrito’s Environmental Quality Committee is hosting the forum which will be held at the El Cerrito City Hall (10890 San Pablo Avenue cross street Manila Avenue, El Cerrito). 

This study is funded by WCCTAC, the Alameda County Transportation Commission (ACTC) and the Contra Costa Transportation Authority.  All local jurisdictions and transit agencies along the street are participating in the study.

Contact:  Joanna Pallock, (510) 210-5934
Don't miss out on the 3rd Annual Taste of Richmond! – May 18, 2019

Enjoy delicious food and beverages from Richmond restaurants, caterers, wine and craft beer producers, all while soaking in spectacular sweeping views of the Bay, the City of San Francisco skyline, and Richmond's treasured shoreline!

The Taste of Richmond was birthed out of the City of Richmond’s Economic Development Commission. It was created to increase the patronage of Richmond food and beverage establishments and to inform residents and visitors of the amazing restaurants and beverage venues in the city. The event will take place on May 18th, 2019, at Riggers Loft Wine Company located at 1325 Canal Boulevard, on the beautiful Richmond shoreline.

Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

After May 2nd: $20 each
Children 10 & under free admission

Admission includes one complimentary taste from each participating vendor, with the opportunity to purchase additional portions. Alcohol tastes and sales only permitted to ticketholders 21+.

Taste of Richmond is presented by the City of Richmond Economic Development Commission with support from the Riggers Loft Wine Company and other sponsors. Proceeds from Taste of Richmond will support small business attraction and retention in the City of Richmond.


Rent Program Community Workshop:
Security Deposits: Rights and Responsibilities for Richmond Landlords and Tenants

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 Saturday May 18th, 2019:

10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
City Council Chambers
440 Civic Center Plaza
Richmond, CA 94804

Topics for discussion will include:

  • Lawful security deposit amounts
  • Permitted security deposit deductions
  • Timeline to return or explain security deposit   
  • Legal recourse in the case of unreturned security deposits

Space is limited - RSVP today:


City of Richmond Community Budget Meeting

Members of the community are invited to attend the upcoming Community Budget meetings hosted by the City of Richmond Finance Department. The meetings will be taking place at the City Council Chamber (440 Civic Center Plaza) on Monday, May 20th, from 1:30 P.M.- 3:00 P.M.,  and Tuesday, June 11th, from 6:00 P.M.-7:30 P.M. Community members will receive an overview of the city’s budget process, information on the current annual budget, and will also have an opportunity to ask questions. All are invited to attend.

Community Budget Meetings Flyer

Block Captain Training

This month’s meeting will be a Block Captain training; this training is for those of you who may have just moved into the position of Block Captain, need a refresher course, or would like to start/restart a neighborhood watch in your area.  Please visit this link for registration details and further information. The first 20 registrants will receive a FREE Neighborhood Watch Toolkit.

Block Captain Training
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
7:00 P.M.
450 Civic Center Plaza (Richmond Room)
Richmond, CA 94804


  • City Manager’s Office

Hundreds of Cyclists Commute for Bike to Work Day 2019

On Thursday, May 9th, over 450 Richmond commuters took to their bikes to celebrate Bike to Work Day 2019. City staff members joined local community members to staff Energizer Stations across key bicycle corridors across the community. Energizer Stations provided snacks, refreshments, and the signature Bike to Work Day tote bag, filled with goodies and swag.

Richmond was happy to join cities across the Bay Area to support Bike to Work Day, and showcase bicycling as a safe, affordable, healthy, and accessible form of transit.
To find out more information about what Richmond is doing to support bicycle and pedestrian safety and access throughout the year, please visit:



West Contra Costa Express Bus Study Identifies Potential Routes and Stops for Public Review

In Fall 2018, the West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee (WCCTAC) asked for community input on potential additional express bus service that would connect commuters from west Contra Costa County to destinations in west Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland, and San Francisco.

The expanded express bus service would travel primarily along Interstate 80, to help reduce congestion along this busy corridor and improve direct connections to job centers. WCCTAC incorporated public feedback and the results of a travel market analysis of existing commute trends to generate potential express bus stop locations.

To determine preferred route(s) for implementation, WCCTAC is seeking input from all potential riders on their preferred bus stop locations. The ultimate express bus route(s) will be designed to serve the greatest number of riders with a minimal amount of pick-up and drop-off locations. 

To share your ideas and learn more about this project please visit:

Contact: Leah Greenblat at (510) 210-5935 or e-mail



Free Richmond Treasure Box Workshops

A Free Mosaic Workshop is being offered to Richmond groups, organizations, employees, businesses, schools, families, and community members to beautify the community through art. Workshop dates are available through May 2019.

Create a design of your own on 18x24 paper and sign-up for a Mosaic Workshop. Materials, tools, and hosting space will be provided. Workshops will be led by Daud Abdullah, who has been a leader in Richmond’s mosaic Treasure Box movement. Enjoy a stress-free activity with friends and family to improve our neighborhoods. 
Share the news and book now! Contact Princess Robinson at or call (510) 478-7808.

Recycling Tip of the Month!

Interested in starting recycling or compost services? Questions about what is recyclable or compostable? Please contact Republic Services at (510) 262-7100.

*Please note, paper towels and napkins are not recyclable.

For recycling and compost signs and outreach material visit,

Free Green Waste Kitchen Pail

Richmond residents that subscribe to compost services may pick-up a free kitchen pail at the West Contra Costa Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility or Richmond City Hall.

West Contra Costa County Household
Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility:
101 Pittsburg Avenue                                                  
Richmond, CA 94801
Wednesday through Saturday
9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. (Closed Noon - 12:30 P.M.)

For more information about this and additional solid waste programs available to Richmond residents, please visit:

Fill out a survey to prioritize $60 million in funding for Contra Costa County

The Contra Costa County HOME/CDBG Consortium has begun planning for the expenditure of over $60 million in federal funds in Contra Costa County over the next five years.

The priorities contained in the Consolidated Plan will guide the investment of over $12 million each year in federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funding. These versatile federal funding sources can build new affordable housing, rehabilitate existing affordable housing, modify and rehabilitate homes for lower income and senior homeowners, construct or improve public facilities and parks, improve infrastructure in lower income neighborhoods, provide employment training to lower income workers, offer financial and other assistance to small business owners, fund services to homeless persons, provide funding for a wide variety of services for lower income families and individuals; and much, MUCH more!

Fill out the survey for your voice to be heard:


If you need any other accommodations, please call Teri House at (925) 779-7037.

  • 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 this week included:

  • I took a tour of Rifle Range Road to inspect and get a better understanding of the rain-caused landslide that closed access to the trail point at Wildcat Canyon Regional Park, back in the spring of 2016.  The City of Richmond, the Park District and El Cerrito geotechnical report to provide recommendations to repair it.  The City of Richmond staff did a great job in remediating the situation. The location has a long history of landslides given its natural topography and soil conditions.
  • Met with City staff to prepare a presentation of closed session items considered at the Tuesday, May 7th Council meeting.
  • Met with staff to review and discuss a Power Point bond rating presentation related to the City’s upcoming issuance of Lease Revenue Refunding Bonds for the Civic Center and Point Potrero (the Port) Projects.  During the meeting we made final changes to content, order of the slides, and speakers in preparation to a bond rating presentation with Standards & Poor’s.
  • Introduced the Draft Fiscal Year 19-20 city budget and Five year 2019-2024 Capital Improvement Program to the City Council at the May 7 Council meeting.
  • Met with PFM management consultant and Finance staff to review the consultant’s preliminary findings and analysis of the City’s 5 year financial forecast and projections, organizational structure.  We listened to his preliminary recommendations, and planned a presentation to the City Council at the May 28 Council meeting.
  • Had one on one regularly schedule meetings with staff, including the Chief of Police, the Para Transit Program, and Human Resources department to discuss issues related to their department’s performance, delivery of services and personnel matters.
  • Met with Finance staff to go over details regarding the City budget, and started developing strategies to close the current $7.6 million budget deficit.

To close my week, I am planning to attend the 2019 LEAP Graduation Ceremony at 5:30 p.m. to provide the 15 graduates some Words of Wisdom.  LEAP is a wonderful free program sponsored by the Richmond Public Library in which tutors and learners work one-on-one to help adults develop the skills and confidence they need to achieve their learning goals.

  • 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 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Wednesday: 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Friday: 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.
(Closed 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. – 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 Department

Aqua Zumba!

Aqua Zumba is a fun class available at both City of Richmond pools. It's a drop-in class for ages 18+. No experience or swimming ability is required, but participants should feel comfortable in chest-high water. Fees are $8 for Richmond residents and $10 for non-Richmond residents. 

At the Richmond Plunge (1 E. Richmond Avenue in Point Richmond), classes are held on Mondays from 6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M., and Saturdays from 10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.

At the Richmond Swim Center (4300 Cutting Boulevard @ S. 45th Street) classes are held on Fridays from 9:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. Come try the class for FREE on the first Friday of May!

For any questions regarding Aquatics program, please call either pool during open hours. For more information and pool schedules, visit the Aquatics page on the City of Richmond’s website.


  • Employment and Training Department (E&T)

Oakland Athletics’ President Dave Kaval visits RichmondBUILD

RichmondBUILD staff hosted a visit by Oakland Athletics’ President Dave Kaval and Taj Tashombe, Vice President of External Affairs.  The visit included a tour of the RichmondBUILD facility and the Construction Resource Center and a discussion on partnership opportunities, workforce development, and jobs and contracting/sourcing opportunities related to the construction of their new ball park.

RB - A's Visit 5-9-19

  • Engineering & Capital Improvement Department (ECIP)

Engineering Projects

The Shields-Reid ADA Improvements Project at the Shields-Reid Community Center is progressing well and the project is continuing on schedule.

Shields Reid ADA Improvements (1)

Shields-Reid ADA Improvements Project

Streets Division

Paving crews paved on the Castro Street curve from Richmond Parkway to Hensley Street, prepped and paved on Tewksbury Avenue and the parking area of Santa Fe Avenue, and prepped the second half of Tewksbury Avenue from Washington Avenue to Castro Street for paving this weekend.  Paving crews also made base repairs on Richmond Parkway from Lakeside Drive to Blume Drive, paved on South 11th Street, completed asphalt work on Ohio Avenue and Garrard Boulevard, removed and returned message boards and crowd control barricades from the Cinco de Mayo celebration, and worked from the outstanding pothole list in various locations around the City.

Paving Work on Castro Street

Paving Work on Tewksbury Avenue

Richmond Parkway Base repairs Lakeside Dr. to Blume Dr. 05 06 2019  #4

Base Repair Work on Richmond Parkway

Paving Work on South 11th Street

Asphalt Work on Ohio Avenue

Street sweeping staff performed commercial and residential sweeping services for the first Monday and Tuesday, and the second Wednesday through Friday in the Parchester Village, Hilltop Bayview, Hilltop Green, Fairmede/Hilltop, Clinton Hill II, Clinton Hill III, Clinton Hill IV, and East Richmond neighborhood council areas.

Signs and Lines staff installed 12 new signs and poles at various locations, and painted 156’ of curbs and zoning.

Red Curb Painting on 4th Street

Sign Replacement on 6th Street

  • Finance Department

Open Requests For Bids/Request For Proposals



Date Due

Water Resource Recovery

RFP for Progressive Design-Build Services for the Richmond WWTP Cogeneration Project


Engineering and CIP

Nevin Senior Housing Elevator Modernization


Information Technology

Technology Related Hardware, Software and Services


Community Services

DJ and Sound RFQ


Engineering and CIP

Traffic Signs & Line Materials


City Manager

Notice of Development Opportunity:  Historic Anitas Building


Water Resource Recovery

On-Call Sanitary Sewer & Storm Water Plan Check and Inspection Services



Public Safety Data Integration Services RFP


Sales Tax Receipts Analysis for 4th Quarter 2018

This past week, Finance Department staff met with the City’s sales tax consultant, MuniServices, to review sales tax figures for the 4th Quarter of 2018. Richmond experienced an increase of 8.9% in its Sales Tax Net Cash Receipts compared to the previous year at the same time. When comparing the current quarter with the previous quarter, there is only an increase of 1.6%.

Of significance, the General Retail category, which makes up 30.7% of the regular Sales Tax, experienced an increase of 8.1% year over year. This category includes the major stores including Costco, Target and Walmart. Additionally, the Transportation category saw a decrease of 4.7% during this same time period. The Transportation category includes auto sales and gasoline stations.

Following are the other categories and their share of the 4th Quarter of 2018 Regular Sales Tax: Business to Business (14.7%), Construction (11.0%), and Food Products (8.6%).

The Finance Department will continue to closely monitor the actual revenue submitted by the State Board of Equalization, the local trends developing in Richmond, and the projections provided by MuniServices.

Transportation                    --------------      Food Products                    --------------
Construction                       --------------       General Retail                     --------------
       Business to Business        --------------

  • Fire Department

Richmond Fire Provides Extinguisher Training and Fire Safety Information at Cinco de Mayo Festival

Richmond Fire crews and prevention staff had a great time celebrating Cinco de Mayo at this year’s annual festival.  Fire Prevention staff set up a booth to provide simulated fire extinguisher training to families. They also passed out safety information on carbon monoxide, fire extinguishers, and the Nixle emergency alerting system in both English and Spanish.

Crews also handed out fire hats, stickers, educational coloring books, crayons and candies to the children. Richmond Fire extends a special “thank you” to Jelly Belly Candy Co. and Ghirardelli for their generous donation for our public safety booth.

Parchester Village “Sound the Alarm” Program Success!

On Saturday, May 4th, from 8:15 A.M. to 3:00 P.M., American Red Cross volunteers and the Richmond Fire Department convened to install 374 smoke alarms in 123 homes. Three hundred and sixty-five Richmond residents from Parchester Village were contacted and learned about fire prevention and safety in their homes.

Every day, on average, seven people die in home fires – most often, in homes without working smoke alarms; these devices can cut the risk of death by half. In Contra Costa County, there were 118 house fires in 2018, in which 11 were in Richmond. In 2019, to date, there have been 28 house fires in the County including 8 in Richmond. When house fires occur, the American Red Cross volunteers are there to help fire survivors find temporary shelter, provide personal items, and provide psychological support.

For this reason, the American Red Cross launched the Home Fire Campaign to help prevent needless tragedies. Volunteers work alongside fire departments and other local groups, canvassing at-risk neighborhoods to install free smoke alarms, replace batteries in existing alarms, educate families about fire prevention and safety, and fundraise for this lifesaving mission.

Photos by Ricky Bryan Dellinger, American Red Cross Photographer

The American Red Cross and Richmond Fire Department Team

Sound the Alarm MAY 4 - 68C

  • Information Technology

Website Statistics for the week of May 10, 2019


2019 Cinco de Mayo Parade and Festival Highlights


0601 - Minecraft 2019

0518 - Taste of Richmond 6

Using COR Connect to search for permits
To access CORConnect select the CORConnect button on the homepage of the City website.

Alternatively you can select the COR Connect button on any other webpage on the left hand side of the page.

Select the COR Connect icon from the front page of the City website.

This will take you to the COR Connect webpage

Select Search for Permit under the Permit Application section. This will bring you to the Permit Search screen where you can specify the criteria for your search.

The available search criteria for permits are;

  • Permit Number
  • Description of work
  • Site Address
  • Parcel Number (APN)
  • Permit Type
  • Permit Subtype

The available modifiers for each criteria are;

  • Contains
  • Equals
  • At Least
  • At Most
  • Begins With

The last field is where you enter the values for the criteria you have chosen.  One thing to be aware of is that this search engine looks for an exact match so entering less is often better than entering more information.  For example if you chose Site Address as the criteria do not enter the suffix.  COR Connect is connected to the TRAKiT system database.  TRAKiT is the City’s Community Development system and is the system used for issuing permits.
For permit search the most useful criteria is Site Address and the most useful modifier is Begins with.  I would start by using these options and entering the address number and street name in the value field.  This should bring up a list of all the permits for this address. 

To see more information on a particular permit double click on the line.

There are three tabs with more information.  To see the relevant inspections for this permit select the Inspections tab.  As you can see on the Inspections tab for this permit there are three inspections.

To see more on a particular inspection select the More Info link.

  • Planning & Building

Automated Phone Inspection Scheduling System - Planning and Building Services

The Building Division has expanded its permit inspection scheduling services to include an Automated Phone Inspection Scheduling System. This new system allows our customers to call (800) 231-6881 and schedule or cancel inspections as well as retrieve inspection results via touch-tone telephone. This service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Instructional pamphlets are available at the permit services counter and on the Building Division webpage.

  • Police Department (RPD)

Cinco de Mayo Parade

On May 4th, the Richmond Police Department participated in the Annual Cinco de Mayo Parade. Check out some of our photos.

An Air Jordan with a Twist

Richmond PD’s Special Investigations Section (SIS) Gang Unit arrested a well-known drug dealer with controlled substances and large amounts of money. Once in the jail, officers discovered the suspect concealing more narcotics in his shoe and in other body locations. The SIS Gang Unit then performed a search warrant on the suspect’s home, locating more narcotics, money, and an illegal firearm.


RPD K-9s at work

RPD officers responded to a report of domestic violence in the city’s Southern District. Several witnesses advised a male was assaulting a female with a firearm. Upon arrival, the victim was located and the suspect had fled. Witnesses provided the direction the suspect was last seen heading and because of RPD’s quick response, officers located the suspect a short distance away. Officer Brown and his K-9 partner Oden responded and performed an article search. K-9 Oden located the firearm a short distance away hidden deep in a bush along the flight path of the suspect. Thanks to Officer Brown and K-9 Oden’s keen sense of smell, an illegal firearm was taken off the street that may have never been found.

Annual Fallen Peace Officer Memorial

On May 6th, the Richmond Police Department, along with many others, gathered at the State Capital to honor the brave men and women in uniform who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect their communities.

Celebrate Safe, Richmond

The Richmond Police and Fire Departments are launching a poster contest for students’ grades 3 and 4 called, “Celebrate Safe, Richmond.”  The goal of the campaign is to spread the word about the dangers of illegal fireworks by encouraging students and their families to celebrate the Fourth of July safely.

Contest Rules: Entries will be judged as a class, not as individuals. The contest is open to third and fourth grade classes in Richmond Elementary Schools. The poster must be on a piece of 11x14 paper or larger. We strongly encourage teachers to incorporate this project into class work.

Theme: Celebrate Safe Richmond. The contest encourages students to show one or more of the following two points 1) The dangers of illegal fireworks , 2) Fun and safe alternatives for kids and families to celebrate the fourth instead of illegal fireworks (Like the 3rd of July fireworks celebration). Entries will be judged on clarity of the theme, creativity, and presentation. 

Entries: All entries should be mailed or scanned (in color) to the “CELEBRATE SAFE, RICHMOND” c/o Michelle Milam, City of Richmond Police Department, 1701 Regatta Blvd., Richmond, CA 94804 by May 25th. Email for contest rules.  Winners will be announced June 1st.  The winning class will receive $250, and a special presentation from the Police and Fire Chief, in addition to a pizza party lunch. 

Quick Response by RPD

RPD communications received an open-line 911 cellphone call with a female crying and a male yelling in the background, but the location was undetermined. RPD communications was able to track the number and determine its location, quickly sending RPD officers.
RPD officers located the victim who had sustained serious injuries to her face from the suspect, who had assaulted her and was attempting to force her into his vehicle. The suspect who was also still on scene was now attempting to flee in a vehicle as officers were arriving. RPD officers attempted to stop the suspect but he refused to stop and fled from officers who pursued him. After a brief pursuit the suspect gave up and was taken into custody. Great work by all involved.

  • Richmond Promise

Welcome Our 2019 Richmond Promise Scholar’s!

Richmond Promise Partners and Friends,

We're thrilled to announce that we have awarded the Class of 2019 Richmond Promise Scholarships to over 500 Richmond Scholars!

Thanks to everyone who came out last Friday night to the annual Scholars Celebration at Civic Center Auditorium, where we welcomed this new class into the Richmond Promise family. These amazing students represent 15 high schools and will be attending dozens of colleges and universities nationwide. Read more about the Scholars Celebration here.

“I didn’t believe I would be able to afford it, and that I am not prepared for the rigor of the classes. But The Richmond Promise believes in me. The Richmond Promise sees the potential in everyone here and is willing to see us into success. They are funding our dreams.” 
- Sam Bauzon, Richmond Promise Scholar

Next week, we will be publicly releasing our third impact report, where we will share some of the impact and learnings from the last year. I'm excited for you all to receive the report and see all the accomplishments our Scholars have achieved so far.

Now, we turn our energy to the summer where we are laser focused on supporting our Scholars to a strong start to college, where they will join the over
1000 Richmond Promise Scholars representing Richmond and owning their futures at over 90 colleges and universities across the country.

Our Promise is truly as strong as our partnerships. Thank you again to our partners, supporters, and champions for making this work possible. Our students are leaders who will shape Richmond for generations to come, and we are so proud to be a part of their journey!


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Richmond Promise Americorps VISTA Fellows

We are seeking awesome individuals who are passionate about the mission of the Richmond Promise and equitable access to higher education to join our team as Americorps VISTA Fellows. The ideal candidates for these roles believe deeply in doing whatever it takes to help our students succeed, have relentless and rigorous attention to detail, enjoy efficiency and improvement of systems, and are excited about supporting a college-going and graduating culture in Richmond, CA! They should thrive in a fast-paced and multifaceted environment, have experience and demonstrated success in balancing multiple priorities, enjoy building relationships with students and adults, and proactively solving challenges. The role is:

  • Scholarship Operations & Data Coordinator
    • Application due in Americorps Portal May 31st
    • Start date July 8th


1. Applications are due May – July depending on position
2. Visit the VISTA homepage:…/americorps/americorpsvista
3. From there, click the red Apply Now button.
4. Click the My.AmeriCorps.Gov link and search “Richmond Promise”
5. Questions? Email



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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See below for options to connect with the City of Richmond.

Connecting with the City of Richmond

Using the City of Richmond Mobile Application:
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.

We welcome your comments at

COR Connect Service Concern and Issues 1
COR Connect Service Concern and Issues 2
COR Connect Service Concern and Issues 3
COR Connect Service Concern and Issues 4

To contact us by phone:

The City’s website ( provides a department and staff directory at

If you’re not sure which department you need to contact, we encourage you to phone the City Manager’s office at (510) 620-6512.

Using the CORConnect Application on the City’s Website:
You can use the CORConnect button on the City’s website ( to report any comments, questions or concerns regarding the work being done by City staff.  The CORConnect issues go directly to the responsible department, and the city manager reviews reported issues on a regular basis to determine if City staff members are responding appropriately.  If you do not feel that you have received a satisfactory response, please contact the City Manager’s Office at (510) 620-6512.

To access CORConnect select the CORConnect button on the homepage of the City website.

Alternatively, you can select the COR Connect button on any other webpage on the left hand side of the page.

On the next screen under Report an Issue select Report Issue/Concern to create a report or Search Issue/Concerns to look up a previously reported issue.  You can also look up previously submitted issues to check on the current status if you provided you name, phone number or email when you submitted it. 

On the page, you can also look up information on a parcel, see permits issued and look up business license information.  If you have a current business license you can pay to renew it online with a credit card.

The recommended browsers are: Microsoft Edge, or Microsoft Internet Explorer version 11 using the compatibility mode. It can be found in the upper right corner of Internet Explorer: click on the "gear" icon and select Compatibility View Settings, then add the site to the list and click "Close".
The City of Richmond is looking forward to feedback from the community on CORConnect. We welcome your comments at

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