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  City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending October 1, 2021
October 2, 2021

Hon. Mayor and Members of the City Council:

This is the report for the week ending October 1st, 2021.

  • Meeting Notes

The next City Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 5th, 2021.Closed Session begins at 5:30 PM, followed by the Regular Meeting of the Richmond Housing Authority at 6:25 PM. The Regular Meeting of the Richmond City Council starts at 6:30 P.M, and the agenda may be found by clicking the following link : October 5th City Council Agenda

  • Upcoming Events

Clean Air Day And Community Bike Ride: Wednesday, October 6, 2021
California suffers from some of the worst air quality in the country. Collectively we have the power to change the world and can choose to do so in ways that help, not harm, all Californians. Join us in challenging yourself to create clean air in our community.
The City of Richmond has taken the Clean Air Day Pledge.  Will you join in by making small adjustments to improve our environment? Click on the following link to take the pledge and see what you can do today to improve our air:

You still have time to participate in our Annual Clean Air Day Bike Ride. For more information and to register, please visit: 

Five Quick Tips for Not Idling:

  1. Make sure to check emails, texts, and social media prior to starting your car so as not to idle.
  1. Turn off your engine while waiting in a drive through line. Better yet: Ditch the Drive-Thru and make your coffee in the office or only do one in-store coffee run for the whole office.
  2. Turn your engine off when waiting to pick up your kids at school (Or anyone, for that matter!). If it’s warm, roll down the window instead of running the air conditioner.
  3. Turn your engine off when waiting for curbside pickup of groceries, food, or other purchases.
  1. Turn off your engine while waiting in line to park.

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Community Benefits Policy Community Meetings

The City Manager’s Office, Economic Development invites you to the Richmond Community Benefits Policy Community Meetings. Learn about the development of a city-wide Community Benefits Policy and share your ideas and priorities for what should be included. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback.

Community Input Meeting 1
Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Time: 6:00 P.M.
Register here:

Community Input Meeting 2
Date: Thursday, October 14, 2021
Time: 12:00 P.M.
Register here:

For more information go to the Project Website -

Servicios de interpretación en español están disponibles a petición al registrarse 48 horas antes de los talleres (510) 620-6512.

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Let’s Talk Cannabis Social Equity

The City Manager’s Office, Economic Development Department, is excited to invite you to a community meeting on Richmond’s Cannabis Equity Assessment. In collaboration with the City and the Economic Development Commission, SCI Consulting Group has been working on drafting a Cannabis Equity Assessment that will inform the a Cannabis Equity Ordinance. Over the past few months, SCI Consulting Group has conducted stakeholder interviews, reviewed the current cannabis landscape in Richmond, analyzed cannabis arrests, and incorporated findings into an Equity Assessment.
Please join us on October 19th, 2021 at noon or October 20th at 6:00 P.M.  to provide input regarding the development of the City’s commercial Cannabis Equity Program. Your input is needed to provide insight on the Community, opportunities, and challenges in developing the City’s Cannabis Equity program.

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  • Bay Area Air Quality Management District

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is soliciting input from community members in Richmond, North Richmond, and San Pablo, to learn more about local air pollution concerns. Community leaders from the area are working with the Air District to co-develop strategies to reduce harmful air pollution that impacts people where they live, work, play, and pray. They need to hear from you! Visit and take a moment to share your stories, perspectives, and input to help inform local air pollution strategies.

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  • City Manager’s Office

2021 Richmond Community Survey is now open to all residents!

Every two years since 2007, the City of Richmond conducts a community survey to help the City evaluate services, measure resident satisfaction with current services, and to help plan for Richmond’s future. The survey is available to all residents of Richmond to complete between October 1- October 22, 2021.

The online survey is now available in English and Spanish. Please use the links below to fill one out online. You can also visit the City’s website to view the results from previous community surveys.  If you have any questions, please call 510-620-6512 for assistance.

English survey:
Spanish survey:

Cada dos años desde el 2007, la ciudad de Richmond ha conducido una encuesta comunitaria para ayudar a la ciudad evaluar los servicios, medir la satisfacción de los servicios para los residentes, y para ayudar a planear el futuro de Richmond. La encuesta está disponible para todos los residentes entre 1o de octubre- 22 octubre 2021.

La encuesta está disponible en ingles y español. Por favor use los enlaces en seguida para llenar una encuesta en linea. También puede visitar la página web de la ciudad para ver los resultados de la encuesta de años prévios. Si tiene alguna pregunta, por favor llame al 510-620-6512 para asistencia.

Encuesta en Ingles:
Encuesta en Español:

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  • City Manager’s Office, Economic Development

Exhibitor Applications Open for the Craneway Craft Fair- 50th Annual KPFA Holiday Benefit

The City Manager’s Office, Economic Development, Environmental and Health Initiatives Division encourages Richmond artists, craftspeople, non-profits, makers, and fair traders to consider applying for the Craneway Craft Fair- 50th Annual KPFA Holiday Benefit. Applicants are encouraged to apply early and read the Exhibitor FAQ before applying. The application can be found at,

The Craneway Craft Fair - 50th Annual KPFA Holiday Benefit will be held on November 27th and 28th from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. For event details visit,, or follow them on Instagram.

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  • Internal Services


Open Requests For Bids/Request For Proposals

Public Works

Richmond Auditorium Lighting Replacement Project

Due: 10/7/21

Information Technology

Website Statistics

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KCRT Datanet For The Week

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KCRT TV Channel 28 - New Episodes Of Current Programming

New Segment / Series Episode
New Segment:” Your Future, Your Choice: Life after High School,” six short presentations that cover options and resources for four-year colleges, community colleges, and the building trades (video courtesy of Library and Doug Harris).

  • New episodes of “The Jet Set,” “Eat Well Be Happy,” “Classic Movies,” “Colour in Your Life,” and “Creature Features”
  • Multiple new episodes of the regular edition of “Sidewalks Entertainment” during the week

Recent Segments

  • “NewsBytes” Segments: National Night Out 2021, Ookwe Park Celebration, Yellow Brick Road, Transit Re-Grand Opening and BOLT Bike Sharing
  • “Sidewalks Entertainment” one-hour special on Jimmy McCracklin and his new exhibit at the Richmond Museum.
  • A revised edition of GRIP Alternatives No-Cost Solar Workshop
  • Hacienda Groundbreaking
  • Diversity Flag Raising
  • RPD: Stop The Hate
  • Redesign Shields-Reid Park
  • Hope and Healing

You may find the full schedule at

  • Library and Community Services

Community Services (Recreation)

Afterschool Program

Children will receive homework assistance, participate in group games, have social interaction, and engage in sporting activities and experiments with arts & crafts. Programs are supervised by City of Richmond staff and volunteers.

Aquatics Update

The new schedule for the Richmond Plunge and Richmond Swim Center is effective October 1, 2021. No reservations are required. Swimming is on a first come, first served basis at both pools.

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Healthy Lunches for Seniors!

If you are reading this notation and you are a senior who requires a healthy nutritious lunch, the Richmond Senior Center serves frozen meals every Tuesday from 11:15 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.

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New Tennis programs for October!

Adult Tennis: Tennis lessons for Adults/Seniors. Learn to play winning doubles and singles while having fun. Classes are offered for beginners and intermediate levels to competitive tournament levels. Wear sweat clothes and tennis shoes.
Youth Tennis: Staff will lead small groups of children in games and tennis drills that teach important hand-eye coordination, footwork and the rules of the game.

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Volunteer to be a Youth Soccer Coach!

The City of Richmond Recreation Division is looking for volunteer soccer coaches for our youth instructional soccer program! Our soccer program takes place at Nicholl Park, 3230 Macdonald Ave, on Saturdays from 8:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. 2 hour and 4 hour shifts are available. Apply to volunteer with us:

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A Mini Gym for Our Seniors
As most of us could not stretch out during the time we were told to stay home during this pandemic, the Richmond Senior Center now has a full mini gym for participants who are looking to work on their upper body as well as their lower body. Our fees are $2.00 per day, and we look forward to seeing our seniors. Hope you can join us soon!

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Senior Art Classes

The Annex Senior Center has art classes in-person every Friday from 11:15 A.M. to 12:45 P.M. They do a wide variety of projects that are displayed throughout the center.

The Annex Senior Center is located at 5801 Huntington Avenue, Richmond 94804. Please call 510-620-6812 for more information. Drop by and join us!

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Developing Personal Resources Center - Art-101 Zoom Classes

The Art-101 Zoom class is full of a variety of different forms of art which include, string art, self portraits, renditions of famous artist such as Vincent Van Gogn’s “Wheat Fields of Crows”,  and painted pottery for Mother’s Day. This is just a few of the wonderful art activities we provide.

If you are interested in more information related to other Zoom classes, contact Sharolyn Babb at 510-620-6814 or Mapuana Bal at 510-620-6815.



Outdoor Kiddie Sweep at Nevin Park

On Wednesday, September 22, the Community Services Department, Parks & Landscaping Division, Richmond Love Your Block, and Richmond Tool Library hosted a small community clean-up at Nevin Park! Seven afterschool program students and community members volunteered alongside City staff to remove five bags of litter from the park.

Want to organize a volunteer clean-up? E-mail or call 510-620-6563. Also, “like” the Richmond Love Your Block Facebook and Instagram or sign up for our e-newsletter to stay updated on our latest events!

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Employment and Training Division

The RichmondWORKS, America’s Job Center of Californiasm (AJCC), located at 330 – 25th Street, Richmond, Ca. 94804 is open for various career and job search services by appointment.  Career Planners are available to provide weekly One-on-One Career Counseling sessions, every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday by appointment.  Call RichmondWORKS now at (510) 307-8014 to make your appointment for job search and career counseling assistance.

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RichmondWORKS offers free career training services through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) grant program. Eligible program participants will have the opportunity to choose training services from a list of eligible training providers via the EDD CalJOBS website. RichmondWORKS will pay up to $5,000 for training services, per WIOA participant. You may visit the CalJOBS ETPL listing today to view potential training programs. For more information regarding WIOA training services, please schedule a one-on-one counseling appointment today at 510-307-8014.

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RichmondWORKS Business Services staff are here to assist local businesses in finding the right employment candidate for their business! RichmondWORKS provide On-the-Job Training and Work Experience opportunities for potential new hires. We also post job listings and provide on-site recruitment services free of charge. For more information, please visit our Business Services website or find us on Facebook. You may also contact a Business Services Representative today at 510-307-8014.

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The RichmondWORKS English Language Learner (ELL), Project IMPACTO (Immigrant Participants Accessing Career Training Opportunities) grant program is looking for employers interested in becoming training worksites for the ELL program participants. For more information, please call: (510) 307-8003 or email

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YouthWORKS is accepting applications from Richmond youth, ages 18-24, who are facing barriers to employment due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). YouthWORKS is here to help young adults get back to work as quickly as possible and overcome barriers to employment.  Services include: essential skills workshops, workforce education, Career Pathway Training, and Paid Internships. For more information, including additional programs offered through Youth   WORKS, please visit the YouthWORKS Homepage, Facebook, call 510-412-2044 or email:

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The RichmondBUILD and YouthBUILD Training Programs continue to accept applications for their construction pre-apprenticeship training programs. Interested applicants may sign up at the RichmondWORKS America’s Job Center of California (AJCC), located at 330 - 25th Street, Richmond CA 94804; or visit the RichmondBUILD website for more information.

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Local Employment Opportunities Include

  • RichmondWORKS has an Internship Opportunity, Case Management Navigator, available for the right candidate!  This position is a temporary (18 month) paid learning experience provided through State/Federal grant programs. Hours: 30-40 hours/ week.  Salary:  $21-24/hr. DOE. This position is open until filled. For more information, please contact Monica Castrillo at .
  • 2021 Annual Eastmont Holiday Job Fair! This hiring event will be held Monday, October 4th thru Friday, October 8th; 1:30 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.  Several recruiters are seeking to fill various positions in the Bay Area. Invited vendors include:  Southwest Airlines, FEDEX, Impossible Foods, UPS, AMC Theaters (Emeryville), Oakland Zoo, Laney College, Bay Ship & Yacht Co., Amazon, Apple One, Homebridge, Allied Universal, Waste Management, BrightStar, and more!  To register click HERE; select the event you want to attend, receive a login link for each event you select. For more Information, contact: Rochelle Baxter-Green,; or call 510-577-5661. Reasonable Accommodations are available upon request (4 business days prior) to individuals with disabilities.
  • LEMUR International, Inc. food manufacturer, is seeking an Office Assistant for its Richmond, CA office. The ideal candidate will have at least 3+ years of experience and is proficient with an integrated accounting software, i.e., Peachtree, QuickBooks. Candidate must partner well with the President/CEO, other departments in the organization along with our vendors and customers. Full-time and part-time positions are available.  Salary:  $18+/hr.; Negotiable, DOE. For more information or to submit a resume, contact Cheryl Wills at:
  • Chocolatier Assistant and Packaging (with employee-owned company). Coracao Chocolate is a Richmond business that has been in business 13 years and is a certified Climate-Neutral business that specializes in decadent & sustainably sourced dark chocolate. Hours: M-F (8:00 A.M. -4:30 P.M.).  Salary: 18/hr.  Benefits: Paid Time Off, Discounts on all chocolate, Healthcare after 4 months; and, Employee Ownership Opportunities After 1 Year. To apply, please submit your resume to: Closing date: 10/27/2021.
  • Preschool Teacher/Assistant positions are available! This would be a great opportunity to work in a stable professional environment at a 26-year old nationally accredited preschool in Hercules. Applicant must be fluent in English and be able to communicate effectively; knowledge of Spanish and sign language helpful.  Permanent part-time positions: 8:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.  &12:45 P.M. - 5:00 P.M., between Monday and Friday. Competitive salary, based on education, experience, references & interview. Please call (510) 245-0678 (M-F, 8:00 A.M. -5:00 P.M.) to arrange to submit resume or complete an application in person.
  • Mechanics Bank is hiring and has available positions in the Bay Area.  Mechanics Bank has career opportunities for both short- and long-term career objectives. Whether you seek a part-time or full-time position, Mechanics Bank has a variety of roles to meet your career objectives.  To apply online, click:
  • Bio-Rad is Hiring!  Come join a company where what you do really makes a difference!  Bio-Rad has multiple opening in their Richmond, Benicia, and Hercules, California locations.   For complete job descriptions and to apply, please visit:   

Equal opportunity employer/programs
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities

Library Updates

Library Zoom Program:  Quetzacóatl and a Magical Flute of Fire

Richmond Public Library and Palomino Productions invite you attend a free online Zoom event on Thursday, October 21, 2021 from 3:30 P.M. - 4:30 p.m.  Quetzacóatl and a Magical Flute of Fire highlights two East Bay artists using their art to reconnect with their indigenous Mexican heritage. After a 30 minute film, one of the artists and the local filmmaker will have a live question and answer discussion. This is a family friendly event.  For more information, contact the Richmond Public Library at (510) 620-6561. Click here to register:

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New Kids’ Craft! — October Fun!

When you visit the Children’s Room at the Main Library, ask for a kids’ craft kit, or reserve one to pick up at the Bayview or West Side Branch. The kits will include materials for a pumpkin craft, a spider craft, and other surprises.

For placing holds, help with using eBooks, or any other questions, call us in the Children’s Department at 510-620-6557. Or, come and visit us!
Starting October 6th, the library opens 2 hours earlier on Wednesdays,
1:00 to 6:30pm. This makes it easier to come after school on the early dismissal day!

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LEAP: Families for Literacy Newsletter

The Literacy for Every Adult Program (LEAP) enjoys giving books to families so that parents and children can read together. This month in LEAP’s Families for Literacy (FFL) Newsletter, we highlight the importance of the library and offer a few reading tips for families to consider when helping their children become great readers. The library is open to the public again and we recommend paying a visit to check out these cool books and showing your children how special the experience can be!

For more information about the Richmond Library’s hours please call (510) 620-6557. If interested in enrolling in LEAP’s FFL program, please call the office at (510) 307-8009 or email Program Manager,

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Clean Air Day is next week.  Now is a great time to consider owning an electric bike.  Take advantage of the Clean Cars for all e-bike grant from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.  See more details below.

  • Public Works


Abatement staff assisted by Police Activities League (RPAL) volunteers, hosted the Metro/Richmore Village Neighborhood Clean-up event, provided assistance for seniors and disabled citizens, abated debris from Central/I-80 Underpass/encampments, participated/assisted in the Clean Air Day removing tons of debris, removed illegally dumped debris and graffiti from various locations throughout the City.

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Richmore Village Clean-Up/Senior Assistance

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Central Underpass/Alley Encampments Abatement

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Clean Air Day/Behind Target

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Illegal Dumping & Graffiti Removal

Building Maintenance

Stationary Engineers performed daily pool maintenance, daily Civic Center Plaza boiler inspections, upgraded the variable air volumne (VAV) box for the council chambers, replaced sliding doors at the Employment and Training, changed contactors on the air conditioner unit at 450 Civic Center Plaza, replaced the remote control receiver for an apparatus door, replaced the condenser fan relay on the air conditioner unit at the Richmond Police Activities League (RPAL) building and fixed the #2 air conditioning unit at 450 Civic Center Plaza.

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Air Conditioner Repair at RPAL

Utility Workers assisted the Housing Authority with maintenance, pressure washed the exterior of the Sr. Center, replaced smoke detector batteries at the Westside Library, performed pest control at Fire Station #67, cleaned carpets at the Parks office, waxed floors at the Developing Personal Resources Center (DPRC) disinfected common areas and maintained 25 City owned buildings.

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Floor Waxing at DPRC


Richmond Wellness Trail Project

Along Marina Way South between Cutting Boulevard and Maine Avenue, the general contractor is finishing the brace walls and irrigation sleeves. The general contractor plans to do temporary paving from Cutting Boulevard to Virginia Avenue and open this block to traffic and parking by mid-October.

The general contractor is preparing the concrete formwork for the stormwater planters along Marina Way South between Maine Avenue and Florida Avenue. The raingardens and stormwater planters will separate the two-way bike lane from the parking lane and traffic lanes, as well as filter and clean stormwater. It is anticipated that work along Marina Way South between Florida Avenue and Ohio Avenue in mid-October and is working to update residents on the plan for modified parking.

For more information or questions, please contact Trudy Garber, The Trust for Public Land, at

Yellow Brick Road Project

Ghilotti Bros, Inc. (GBI) continued demolition of curb ramps, sidewalk and curbs and gutters along 8th Street near Lincoln and Lucas Avenues.  GBI also continued to place concrete curbs, ADA ramps and sidewalks along 8th Street near Lincoln Avenue.  They continued installation of storm drain manholes and pipe near Lucas Avenue. 

The contractor continues to demolish concrete curbs, sidewalk and existing ramps at the north end of the project.  GBI’s electrical subcontractor, JB Electric, is continuing to install conduit for future street lighting from Ohio Avenue to Bissell Avenue.  JB Electric has also laid out the locations of traffic signal poles and cabinets at Macdonald and Barrett Avenues.

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Conduit Installation

Parks and Landscaping

General fund crews mowed turf at the Monterey Playlot and the Huntington Senior Center, removed the antiquated irrigation system at the Kennedy Swim Center, repaired the brick walkway at Braxton Park, continued with installation of a new irrigation system and assisted with new planting and mulch installation at Kennedy Swim Center, trimmed ivy at Burg Park, weeded at the Main Library, weed whipped the medians on Cutting Boulevard and May Road, performed maintenance at Raincloud Park, removed debris from the Greenway, removed weeds and pine needles along Macdonald Avenue and performed irrigation repair at multiple locations.

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Brick Walkway Repair                           Macdonald Avenue Clean-Up

The tree crew cut or trimmed trees on/at: 28th Street, “C” Street, Lowell Avenue, Marina Way South, Roosevelt Avenue, the North Richmond Ballfield and Booker T. Anderson Park.

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Tree Stump Removal

Marina Districtcrews continued to manually water plants on the medians of Marina Way South, removed debris from parks, replaced dog waste bags, removed fallen pine needles, edged lawns at Marina Bay Park, cleaned concrete benches, raised pine tree canopies, cleaned the tree wells at Marina Bay Park, performed gopher control at Marina Bay Park, removed geese droppings from the concrete areas at Shimada and Edwards Parks, repaired irrigation breaks and removed graffiti throughout the district.

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Shrub Pruning

Hilltop District crews performed maintenance throughout the district, continued weed abatement at Hilltop Lake Park, abated weeds along Hilltop Drive medians, repaired irrigations at Bay Vista Park, and removed graffiti and debris throughout the district.

Street Maintenance

Paving crews grinded and paved on Roosevelt Avenue from 23rd to 25th Streets.

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Paving on Roosevelt Avenue

Street Sweepers swept in the following neighborhood council areas on the fourth Monday and Tuesday, the fifth Wednesday and Thursday, and the first Friday:  Santa Fe, Point Richmond, Marina Bay, Coronado, Metro Richmore Village, Pullman, Cortez/Stege, Park Plaza, Laurel Park, City Center, May Valley, Vista View and Clinton Hill I. Crews also swept medians and a portion of the Richmond Parkway.

Signs and Lines crews fabricated 23 signs, installed 25 signs, repaired 19 signs, installed 220 linear feet of paint and installed 90 linear feet of white thermoplastic.

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Sign Installation                              Thermoplastic Installation

Water Resource Recovery Division

Wastewater Treatment Plant – Fats, Oils, & Grease (FOG)

Please! Do not put grease down the drain! Heavy grease has been reported at Richmond's sewer treatment plant. Grease clogs pipes and can be detrimental to the function of the plant.

For more information about Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG), please call 510-620-6594.

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Planta de Tratamiento de Aguas Residuales – Aceites y Grasas (FOG)

¡Por favor! ¡No ponga grasa por el drenaje! Se ha reportado grasa pesada en la planta de tratamiento de alcantarillado de Richmond. La grasa obstruye las tuberías y puede ser perjudicial para la función de la planta.

Para obtener más información sobre aceites y grasas (FOG), llame al 510-620-6594.

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Sewer Lateral Grant Program

The City of Richmond’s Water Resource Recovery Division administers the Sewer Lateral Grant Program. The program reimburses eligible homeowners in the Richmond Municipal Sewer District (RMSD No. 1) for some of the cost to replace their sewer lateral.

The program is open and accepting applications for the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 for sewer lateral work completed between 7/1/2021-6/30/2022.

For more information about the Sewer Lateral Grant Program, please visit or call 510-620-6594.

High Priority Critical Improvements Projects

The City of Richmond and Veolia Water (Veolia) are implementing High Priority Critical Improvements Projects at the City's Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP), which is managed and operated by Veolia. The purpose of the projects is to replace aging and unreliable infrastructure, improve treatment operating efficiency, comply with future discharge regulations and improve the functionality of the existing WWTP. The improvements were identified through previous planning efforts, including the 2010 WWTP Master Plan and the 2016 WWTP Facility Plan, to construct the following elements of the WWTP Critical Improvements Projects: (1) New screening and grit removal facilities; (2) Aeration upgrades; and (3) Demolition of existing facilities and site clearing in preparation for future WWTP Facilities. The projects are expected to take approximately 2 ½ years to complete.
Shimmick continued work on the bypass operation; they also installed the bulkhead in channels 1 and 2 of the primary sedimentation tanks (PST), to avoid back feeding once the old grit building is demolished. Shimmick also worked on the return activated sludge (RAS) piping bypass in aeration basin 4.

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Installation of two 24” pipe segments that will discharge to the PST during the bypass operation.

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Shimmick working on the valves to prepare for the bypass operation and preparing to remove old grit influent pipes 3&4 for connection to the bypass.

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Veolia is continuing to monitor the sustainability of the concrete support on the PST column retrofit during construction.

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RAS piping bypass is operational, including a temporarily installed flow meter to better control the Plant biological process and maintain a healthy level of microorganisms in the aeration basins.

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Shimmick making the bulkhead for channel 2 of the Primary Sed Tank (PST).

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Bulkhead installed in channel 2 of the PST.

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Subcontractor MPS getting ready for the pressure testing schedule for the following week

First Street Relief Sewer Project

The First Street Relief Sewer and Pipeline Rehabilitation Project is the final of four design projects from the comprehensive 2016 Collection System Design Project, which also included the construction of the Cutting/Carlson and Hoffman Project (originally two projects), and the Macdonald and Virginia Wet Weather Improvement Project. The Project consists of approximately 3,743 lineal feet of open cut replacement of existing 6-inch sewer, approximately 1,696 lineal feet of open cut replacement of existing 8-inch sewer, approximately 631 lineal feet of open cut replacement of existing 10-inch sewer, and approximately 125 lineal feet of open cut replacement of existing 18-in sewer. This project began in July 2021 and is expected to be completed in July 2022, which is ahead of the Baykeeper due date of July 2023.

D’Arcy & Harty Construction continued doing full line replacement on Ohio at First Street.

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D’Arcy & Harty carefully laying the 18” clay pipe into place.
D’Arcy & Harty installing pipe at 1st Street and Ohio.

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Force Majeure material issues led to alternative clay pipe being installed in lieu of PVC.

Marina Bay Parkway Force Main Extension Project (NEW)
The Marina Bay Parkway Force Main Extension Project extends and reconnects the existing Marina Bay Parkway forcemain to a new manhole at the Intersection of Pierson Avenue and Marina Bay Parkway and installs a new gravity sewer pipeline from the Pierson/Jetty Drive intersection, across Marina Bay Parkway, to the new manhole. This project is required to eliminate sanitary sewer overflows that occur from depressed manholes located at the intersection of Marina Bay Parkway and Pierson Avenue.

The project went out to bid on March 15, 2021. Nine (9) prospective bidders attended the Mandatory Pre-Bid conference held on March 29, 2021. Bids were received at the City Clerk's Office on April 23, 2021. Four bids were submitted. After review of the bids was conducted by the City and Veolia, Richmond-based, local contractor W.R. Forde was determined to be the lowest, responsive bidder at $357,200.00.
W.R. Forde began potholing along Marina Bay Parkway in preparation for beginning construction.

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W.R. Forde potholing at Marina Bay Parkway and Pierson Avenue to determine the exact location of existing utility lines. W.R. Forde continuing potholing operations to determine exact location of existing utility lines in preparation for the Marina Bay Parkway Force Main Extension Project.

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

Thank You!
Laura Snideman
City Manager
City of Richmond
450 Civic Center Plaza
Richmond, California 94804
(510) 620-6512

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Richmond, CA  94804
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