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  City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending April 8, 2022
April 9, 2022

This message is being sent on behalf of City Manager Shasa Curl

Hon. Mayor and Members of the City Council:

This is the report for the week ending April 8th, 2022.

  1. Meeting Notes

The next Regular City Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday April 19th, 2022. Enjoy the next week off!

  1. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

The following information is an ongoing list of resources and significant updates regarding COVID-19. Please click on the images or visit the hyperlinks below for further information.

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  1. Upcoming Events

2022 Spring Egg Hunt

It’s back! Join us for our in-person Spring Egg Hunt event on Saturday, April 9, 2022. from 10 A.M – 12:00 PM at Nicholl Park. Call Recreation at (510) 620-6793 for more information.

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Nystrom Village Clean-up Event—Volunteers Needed! 

The City Manager’s Office- Economic Development, Richmond Love Your Block, and Public Works invite you to join the Nystrom Village Clean-up event on Saturday, April 9th at 10:00 AM. Activities will include litter pick-up, weed control, and general cleaning.

Volunteers will receive lunch, snacks, T-shirts, gloves, and masks. Tools for the event activities will be provided. Thank you for helping keep Richmond beautiful!  

  • Registration link:  
  • Date: Saturday, April 9th, 2022 
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
  • Location: Meet at 250 S 13th Street (parking lot) for sign-in and instructions.
  • Restrooms: Restrooms will be available at the Nystrom Community Center.
  • Parking: There is free street parking on the surrounding streets. 
  • What to wear: Please wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty, closed-toe shoes, and a face mask. 

If you have any questions about the event or volunteering, contact CivicSpark Fellow- Sustainability Specialist Sabrina Paras,, or Love Your Block Program Manager Stephanie Ny,  

Stay updated on volunteer events by e-mail: or call (510) 620-6563.  

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Community Budget Meetings

Members of the community, you are invited to attend the City of Richmond’s Community Budget Meeting hosted by the Richmond Neighborhood Coordinating Council (RNCC). Come learn about the city’s budget process, an overview of the City’s finances, and how the American Rescue Plan impacts our city’s finances. City staff will be available for questions, and Spanish translation will be provided. You can access the meeting virtually on, April 11th at 7:00 PM using the following link:

Contact with any questions.

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Greenway Gap Community Planning and Design Meeting

The City of Richmond and a team of partners secured an Environmental Justice grant from Caltrans to plan, design and develop a concept for a bridge across 23rd Street that would close the Greenway Gap.
We invite you to attend the Greenway Gap Community Planning and Design Meeting Event on April 12th, 13th, and 14th from 2 PM to 6 PM at Harbour-8 Park on the Richmond Greenway. Drop by any time to hop on a bike and tour the site, meet with project partners, review possible bridge designs, and let your voice be heard.

If you cannot attend the 3-Day Closing the Greenway Gap event, you can still provide feedback by calling Pogo Park at (510) 215-5500 or sending an email to

You can also provide feedback by taking the online survey.

Click here to learn more about the Project.

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Drive-Thru Food Distribution

The Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano is continuing the bi-monthly Richmond Civic Center Drive-Thru Distribution. Each client will be able to pick up a box of non-perishable foods and fresh produce, all from within the safety of their car. These supplementary boxes include a balanced variety of proteins, vegetables, fruits, and milk.

Clients will enter the lot on 25th Street and follow the traffic cones. Clients will remain in their vehicles the entire time. Each vehicle can pick up for TWO families max. Please wear a mask when arriving on site. Walk-ups are not encouraged, limited quantities available

Listed below are the March 24th, 2022 distribution statistics:

-148 Households served
-502 Individuals served
-5,194 Pounds of total food distributed

    • 150 Supplemental Boxes
    • 1,672 Pounds of fresh produce
    • 221 Pounds of bread

Next Distribution Date: 4/14/2022

Distribution time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Address: Barrett Avenue & 25th Street, Richmond 94804

Looking to volunteer opportunities? The Food Bank is always looking for those in our community to feed our neighbors:

For more food resources in Richmond, Click here:

Questions? Email

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Richmond Moves Driving Opportunity

Sign up to drive for the Richmond Moves service! Via is looking for driver partners to form part of the new on-demand rideshare service that the City of Richmond is launching on April 20th. You can earn up to $20/hour. Interested? Sign up to drive through this link:

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North Richmond Mobile Tool Library Soft Launch at North Richmond Earth Day

The North Richmond Mobile Tool Library is excited to announce our soft launch for North Richmond Earth Day! We will be loaning tools for the Verde Elementary School Safe Route to School's Earth Day Community Clean-Up event scheduled for April 22nd, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Join us for an exciting afternoon and help keep our home clean!

Subscribe to our e-newsletter here to stay up to date with everything Mobile Tool Library! The North Richmond Mobile Tool Library is jointly funded by City of Richmond & Contra Costa County.

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Earth Day in North Richmond

Join us for the North Richmond Earth Day Event on Saturday, April 23rd, 2022 for morning of service and fun!

Call Victor Jimenez, CHDC’s Community Services Coordinator at (510) 221-2557 for more information.

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Work Readiness Workshops

Work readiness workshops are being offered at RichmondWORKS in English and Spanish

  • Work Etiquette: April 19th & April 26th from 3 PM-5  PM
  • OSHA Work Safety: April 20th & April 27th from 4 PM-5:30 PM presented by UC Berkeley Staff (UC Berkeley will provide OSHA participation certificate)
  • Money Management: April 21st & April 28th from 3 PM-5 PM

For more information and to register for the workshops, please email: Elisandro Garcia at, Ivis Andrade at, or Marisol Del Rio at

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2022 Park Rx Day

Save the Date! We are hosting Park Rx Day again this year on Saturday, April 30th, 2022, from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Call (510) 620-6793 for more information.

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  1. City Manager’s Chronicles

I am honored to serve as the City Manager, alongside amazing staff, our residents, community-based organizations, and businesses to collectively improve our community. I look forward to providing excellent service to our community and implementing the City Council’s policy direction.

Meetings and events of note in the past week include the following:

  • Met UC Berkeley Professor Jason Corburn and Project Manager Gabino Arredondo to discuss the Health in All Policies implementation (HiAP) and continued partnerships
  • Along with Finance and City Manager’s Office staff, I met with local auto dealership business representatives to discuss Measure U gross receipts implementation
  • Participated in the April 5th City Council meeting
  • Actively listened to the Contra Costa Mayor’s Conference
  • Participated in an interview where I was able to provide my perspective, knowledge, and expertise regarding affordable housing for Richmond Neighborhood Housing Services’ development of their strategic plan
  • Met with Rent Program and City Attorney’s Office staff to discuss cost allocations
  • Met with NURVE stakeholders
  • Met with representatives of Republic Services and Environmental Manager, Samantha Carr, regarding SB 1383 implementation
  • Reviewed and discussed financial and budget updates with Finance and City Manager’s Office staff, including the upcoming budget presentation at the Richmond Neighborhood Coordinating Council.

Continued one-on-one weekly meetings with members of the City Council, community members, the Management Leadership Team, Department Heads in our one-on-one check-ins, City Attorney’s Office, and various City staff members.

  1. Community Development 

HOME-American Rescue Plan (HOME-ARP)

Contra Costa County needs your input on homelessness needs within your community.

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 appropriated $5 billion to assist individuals or households who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, and other vulnerable populations, by providing rental housing, rental assistance, supportive services, and non-congregate shelter, to reduce homelessness and increase housing stability. In September 2021, HUD awarded the Contra Costa County HOME Consortium (which consists of Contra Costa County and the Cities of Antioch, Concord, Pittsburg, and Walnut Creek) $12,090,215 in HOME-ARP funds.

We invite you to share your thoughts by taking a survey.

The HOME-ARP survey is designed to gather information from stakeholders, affordable housing developers, and community members about homelessness needs in Contra Costa County and HOME-ARP projects being planned. The survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete and will be available until June 1, 2022.
English Survey

La encuesta del programa HOME-ARP (en sus siglas en inglés) está diseñada para recopilar información de partes interesadas, los desarrolladores de viviendas asequibles y los miembros de la comunidad sobre las necesidades de las personas sin hogar en el Condado de Contra Costa y los proyectos de HOME-ARP que se están planificando. La encuesta tardará aproximadamente 10 minutos en completarse y estará disponible hasta el 1 de junio de 2022.
Encuesta en Español

For more information, please visit our webpage at

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  1. Internal Services

Human Resources

City of Richmond Job Opportunities

The Human Resources Management Department’s mission is to support our customers in accomplishing their missions by attracting and retaining a highly skilled and diversified workforce that is compensated and rewarded for its effort in an equitable, safe and responsible work environment.

To view our most current job listings please visit our Current Job Opportunities




Administrative Student Intern (OPEN/CONTINUOUS)

Part-time Hourly


City Attorney



Communications Dispatcher I

Full Time


Communications Dispatcher II-Per Diem

Part Time


Deputy Director of Community Services - Library



Equipment Operator

Full Time


Learner Coordinator

Part Time


Lifeguard (Part-Time)

Part Time


Maintenance Aide II

Part-time Hourly


Neighborhood Change Agent (Open Until Filled)

Full Time


Office Aide

Part Time


Office Clerk - Cashier (Part-Time)

Part Time





Police Officer Academy Grad (Direct)

Full Time


Police Officer Lateral

Full Time


Police Officer Trainee



Police Records Specialist

Full Time


Public Services Support Librarian

Part Time


Recreation Program Aide (Part-Time/Summer)

Part-time Hourly


Recreation Program Leader (Part-Time)

Part Time


Recreation Program Specialist

Part Time


Resident Housing Manager - Open/Continuous

Full Time


Senior Assistant City Attorney (Open Until Filled)



Senior Environmental Compliance Inspector

Full Time


Senior Resident Housing Manager

Full Time


Information Technology

KCRT Datanet For The Week

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KCRT TV Channel 28 - New Episodes Of Current Programming

New April Highlights (starting this week):

  • “Classic Movies” or “City Cinema” will air 10AM in the morning, while “Creature Features” will air most nights at 10PM
  • “Yoga and Health and Joy” returns to the schedule and will air on Friday at 8:30PM and weekends at 6:30AM.

New Segment / Series Episode: 

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

Recent Segments:

  • “NewsBytes” Segments: Tibetan Flag Raising, Women’s Day segments, Mayor’s State of the City, Police / Fire Toy Drive, Coffee with the Chief, Transgender Flag Raising, Fire Chief Swearing-In Ceremony, Clean Air Day, National Night Out 2021, Ookwe Park Celebration, Yellow Brick Road, Transit Re-Grand Opening and BOLT Bike Sharing
  • ”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).
  • Revised edition of GRIP Alternatives No-Cost Solar Workshop

You may find the full schedule at 

  1. Library and Community Services

Community Services
Love Your Block In-Kind Sponsorship Program: Supplies for Volunteer Events

The Love Your Block In-Kind Sponsorship Program is now accepting requests for sponsorship! The sponsorship program aims to make supplies for volunteer clean-up and beautification projects available to residents and groups that want to make a difference in Richmond. There is a total of $15,000 available for FY2021-2022. Sponsorships are limited to $1,000 of supplies only.

Examples of supplies that can be sponsored include trash bags, gardening and landscaping supplies, painting supplies, personal protective equipment, and drinks, snacks, and refreshments for volunteers.

Check out the program guidelines, application, and more at, and contact Love Your Block staff at (510) 620-6563 or if you have any questions!

The Love Your Block In-Kind Sponsorship Program is funded by a partnership between Community Services and City Manager’s Office, Economic Development.

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Art Classes at the Richmond Annex Senior Center

Richmond Annex Senior Center has a weekly art class on Fridays from 11:15 AM – 12:45 PM Come by and explore your creative side with us.

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MLK Turf and Field Temporary Closure: February 1st, 2022 – April 15th, 2022

The entire field and track will be closed during starting Tuesday, February 1st, 2022, and tentatively re-opening in mid-April 2022. Thank you for your patience while improvements are being made.

For more information, contact Recreation at (510) 620-6793.

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Richmond Tool Library New Hours!

The Richmond Tool Library is now open twice a week, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM We hope to open at least 3 days a week in a few months.

If you are a Richmond resident or a City of Richmond employee, sign up to borrow tools for your home projects and community events!

Click here to see more details and to register today!

Call the Tool Library at (510) 620-5546 for more information.

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Middle School Basketball League

The Basketball Middle School League provides exciting recreational and competitive tournament play for youth. Registration is open at or visit us in-person at our registration office! Questions? Call (510) 620-6793.

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After-School Instructional Youth Basketball

Learning the fundamentals of the game and developing basic basketball skills in a non-competitive FUN environment is what it's all about! Staff will lead small groups of children in basketball drills that will teach important hand-eye coordination, foot work and the game rules.

Note: COVID-19 protocols will be maintained. Participants will need to wear a mask at all times while in the building. Registration is open at or visit us in-person at our registration office! Questions? Call (510) 620-6793

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Tiny Heroes Training Camps

Begin your training at our Tiny Heroes Training Center! This program is for ages beginning as infant through 5 years and is going on now! Sign up today at or call (510) 620-6793 for more information.

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Employment and Training

Employment and Training Highlights for the Week

On Friday, April 1, 2022, RichmondBUILD graduated it’s 47th cohort!  It was an intimate gathering of staff, trade representatives, family, and friends. We are proud of this cohort and are excited for the new opportunities they will have after having gained valuable training.
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Two students from Cohort 47 were placed on the Hacienda Heights Project. Jen D., (pictured left) was indentured into the Painters and Tapers Union and will work for Daley’s Dry Wall and Erica M., (pictured right) was indentured into the Carpenters Union L152 as an Insulator and is working for Coast Products.

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The RichmondBUILD Staff attended the Women Can Build Career Fair to recruit for the April 18th cohort.


Are you interested in a career in construction? Now accepting applications for the Charge Up Contra Costa – Electric Vehicle Equipment Installation and Maintenance Training Program. For more information, contact Fred Lucero, Program Manager, at, or call (510) 621-1780; visit the RichmondBUILD website.  Please see the East Bay Express article- Rosie’s Redux: Union trades revive as suitable jobs for women for the expanding opportunities for women.


Are you a youth between ages 16 and 24 and need to complete your High School Diploma? Are you interested in a college or a Career in Construction? Learn and earn $$ while participating in their intensive, hands-on training community projects, and earn valuable industry-recognized certifications. If so, YouthBUILD continues to accept applications.

For more information, contact Fred Lucero, Program Manager, at, or call (510) 621-1780; visit the RichmondBUILD website.

Paid Internship Opportunity

Learn more about your local government. YouthWORKS offers an Administrative Aide position for Richmond Residents ages 18-24 a paid internship with the City of Richmond department.  To apply, click on the link 

For more information, contact Cinthia Hernandez (510) 307-8019 or . Or visit our City of Richmond website:

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The RichmondWORKS, America's Job Center of California (AJCC), is located at 330 – 25th Street, Richmond, Ca. 94804 is open for various career and job search services by appointment; walk-ins are also welcomed. In addition, 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, English Language Learner Program

The RichmondWORKS English Language Learner (ELL) Program offers Richmond and West Contra Costa County residents who speak English as a second language the chance to work to receive training and support required to prepare for quality jobs with sustainable wages. For more information regarding the ELL program, please contact a Program Navigator at (510) 307-8045 or Email:




YouthWORKS work Experience and Training Opportunities for Richmond Residents
Richmond YouthWORKS has several programs to provide Richmond youth, ages 16- 24, with job search, work experience, and training assistance. For more information, visit the YouthWORKS Homepage, Facebook, Instagram, or call (510) 412-2044.


Employment Impacted by COVID-19

Were you impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic and lost your job? Are you receiving or exhausted your unemployment?  If your answer is YES, RichmondWORKS is here to help! RichmondWORKS offers career counseling, on-job training, occupational training, work readiness, & community resources to job seekers.  We have FUNDS to assist in upgrading your current skills to help you get the job, career, and wages you desire! We will pay for your State of California-approved industry training up to $5000. Support Services funding is available for up to $800. For more information, please contact: Cinthia Hernandez, (510) 307-8019 or or Shi Carter, Phone: (510) 412-2041/ Email:

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Business Solutions

RichmondWORKS coordinates and delivers resources and assistance to local businesses. Partners include the City of Richmond Office of Economic Development, Employment & Training Department, and local educational and business organizations. RichmondWORKS is an extension of your human resources department. We can help you save time and money. For more information, please contact a Business Services Representative at (510) 307-8014.

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California Building Inspection Job Fair

Diablo Valley College is hosting the California Building Inspection Job Fair on April 27th from 3:30 PM -5:30 PM.

Join DVC for this free virtual event to learn about career opportunities in Building Inspection Technology. California Building Officials (CALBO) will discuss the Inspection Technology program, current and future job openings, and industry trends. In addition, this is an excellent opportunity to talk with industry professionals about the benefits of pursuing a career in this industry.

Career paths include: Permit Techs, Plans Examiners, Building Inspectors, Building Officials, Code Enforcement Officers

Register now
Visit to learn more about California Building Officials.

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Tesla Apprenticeship at Diablo Valley College

Please join Diablo Valley College to learn about career opportunities with Tesla.  Tesla is hiring for the Manufacturing Development Program (MDP) and many other entry-level opportunities.  Students can work full-time for Tesla through the MDP program while concurrently enrolled in DVC's Industrial Automation and Robotics Certificate Program.  To learn more about the benefits of working for Tesla, join us at one of our two virtual info sessions this semester. 

Wednesday, April 27th, 6:00 PM – 7:oo PM

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Electrical (Inside wireman) Apprenticeship Program

The Alameda County Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee is recruiting for their electrician apprenticeship program (inside wireman). This is a rare opportunity to access a union career in the electrical trades. Starting wage: $25.32. For additional details on the application, visit the following link Minimum requirements to apply: Be at least 18 years of age; high school diploma or GED; successfully completed one full year of high School algebra with a passing grade of "C" or better; must submit an official high school transcript. You must apply in-person at Alameda County Electrical JATC; 14600 Catalina St., San Leandro, CA 94577. There are four application deadlines: 4/29, 7/29, and 10/28 (applications are only accepted between 1:00 PM-5:00 PM). If you need assistance completing the application, don't hesitate to contact Cinthia Hernandez at RichmondWORKS (510) 307-8019 or

  • West Contra Costa Adult Education offers a variety of classes and FREE Career Training Opportunities. For a list of the courses provided at WCC Adult Ed, please visit:
  • The State of California offers a wide variety of careers and jobs. For a list of job opportunities, visit CalCareers.
  • Tax Preparation Assistance Lao Family Community Development has started its free tax program for low-income families. Please be aware that to utilize their services, your income must be below $57,000, and you must go to Lao Family at 1865 Rumrill Blvd, San Pablo, CA 94806 to pick up the tax forms; when all forms are completed, they can return all forms on Fridays and Saturdays ONLY. For more information, call (510) 215-1220. 


April Adult Craft Kit

Celebrate National Poetry Month with April’s Adult Craft Kit!  This kit will introduce you to blackout poetry with an added watercolor component.  Express yourself with words and with watercolor.  Kits are available at the Main Library while supplies last.  For more information, please contact the Main Library Reference Desk at (510) 620-6561.

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Community Science Month

Explore outside and do science! The Richmond Public Library has kits to help you participate in scientific research while exploring outdoors – you can find available kits, learn about the projects they support, and find links to additional projects all on our website at

Library Branches Are Reaching Out!

While branch libraries are limited by size and open hours, staff actively reaches out to connect with the community.  Story times and craft programs were offered at the Washington Playground Fieldhouse in partnership with Parents Resources and More (PRAM).  Washington Elementary School students will visit the West Side Branch library in small groups with prearranged time inside the branch. We are thrilled to share stories and issue library cards to children and families new to the library and look forward to helping them find their own books.  If you have questions about scheduling with the West Side Branch, email  For other branch library questions email

Call and visit us at the branches!

  • Bayview Branch Library, 5100 Hartnett Ave, 94804.  Call (510) 620-6566
  • West Side Branch Library, 135 Washington Ave, 94801.  Call (510) 620-6567

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West Side Branch Library


Richmond’s First on Demand Electric Shuttle is Named

Last year the Richmond Transportation Division posted a survey to help name the new electric on demand shuttle service.  Many thanks to everyone who participated in the survey.  Various name suggestions were received for consideration before reaching the final selection of Richmond MOVES.

Richmond Moves will launch in conjunction with the City of Richmond Drive Electric Earth Day event on April 20th, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at 450 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, CA 94804.  During your lunch break, come learn about electric vehicle and electric bike ownership, financial Incentives, and charging equipment.  It will also be an opportunity to receive assistance registering for and learning more about all the Richmond Transportation multimodal e-mobility programs and services. 

More information will be provided in the coming weeks.  If you are interested in hosting an informational table or showcasing an electric vehicle or an electric bike, please contact Denée Evans at: or call (510) 621-1718.

Richmond Moves is part of California Climate Investments (CCI), a statewide initiative that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment —particularly in disadvantaged communities.  Website:

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Charge Up Contra Costa

Charge Up Contra Costa offers a new $500 E-Bike Rebate incentive to encourage residents of Contra Costa’s Equity Priority Communities to replace local car trips with non-polluting bike trips. Low-income residents of Antioch, Bay Point, Concord, Pittsburg, Richmond, and San Pablo are eligible. Please help us share this exciting opportunity in your community. Sample blurbs for pasting in newsletters and/or social media are below:

  • $500 E-Bike Rebates from Charge Up Contra Costa make it easy to go electric. E-bikes are fun, easy to ride, and take you where you need to go - with zero trips to the gas station. If you have a low household income and live in Contra Costa County, visit to learn more.
  • Tired of paying $5 a gallon? E-Bike instead! Income qualified Contra Costa residents can get a $500 Cash Rebate for buying a new E-Bike. Save money and have fun: it’s a win-win. Visit Charge Up Contra Costa to learn more.
  • E-Bikes just got a lot more affordable with a $500 cash rebate available for income qualified Contra Costa residents. Learn more at Charge Up Contra Costa.
  • Visit our table at the Richmond Drive Electric Earth Day Event, on Wednesday, April 20th, at 450 Civic Center Plaza, from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

¡Compra una bicicleta eléctrica nueva y aplica para un reembolso en efectivo de $500! Puede disfrutar del aire libre y evitar el tráfico. Ayuda a eliminar los gases de efecto invernadero. Ahorra dinero al no conducir. Términos y condiciones:

About: Charge Up Contra Costa is a Contra Costa Transportation Authority grant to boost personal electric mobility in the county’s Equity Priority Communities. Initiatives include EV charging rebates for multi-family housing, EV carshare, E-Bike rebates, and EV workforce development.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Kirsten Riker | 511 Contra Costa| | Cell: 925-393-4807
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  1. Public Works

Building Maintenance:

Stationary Engineers performed daily pool maintenance, daily Civic Center Plaza boiler inspections, fixed toilet at Fire Station #63, cleared the main sewer line at Fire Station #64 and the Bayview Library, replaced a feeder hose and valve at the Swim Center, drained pool #1 at the Swim Center to remove broken glass and replaced the condenser fan motor on the roof of City Hall.

Condenser Fan Repair

Utility Workers assisted the Housing Authority with maintenance, pressure washed the Transit Station, removed curtains and hardware from the Whittlesey Community Room of the Main Library, sanitized and disinfected various locations including all common areas and cleaned/maintained 27 City owned buildings.

Main Library Curtain Removal



Yellow Brick Road Pedestrian & Bicycle Improvement Project update last week Ghilotti Bros, Inc. (GBI) continued to pave conforms in front of American with Disabilities Act (ADA) ramps, curbs and gutters, adjust utilities, and trench pave at new storm drain trenches.  This is all in preparation for paving to begin in approximately a week.  Their electrical subcontractor continued to pull wire for the new streetlights along 8th Street.  They are also completing the conduit and wire at 5th and 7th Street intersections with Pennsylvania, and at Barrett and 8th Street for the traffic signal modifications and pedestrian beacon. 

This week GBI is continuing to prepare for paving work starting next week – they have been laying out paving limits and verifying quantities.  Their electrical subcontractor is performing horizontal boring on the west and east sides of 8th Street in between Macdonald and Barrett Avenues.  

Horizontal Boring


Parks and Landscaping:

General fund crews removed litter and debris from all parks, removed debris from the Greenway, removed debris from Point Molate and Point Richmond, weed abated on the Carlson Boulevard medians, installed a new cover solar panel at Booker T. Anderson Park, removed debris from Crescent Park, mowed lawns and performed maintenance at the south side parks, removed shrubs at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, unclogged the sewer to the fountain in Point Richmond, installed mulch and removed bottle brush at Booker T. Anderson Park, assisted tree crew, abated the sound wall areas, repaired fencing at Nicholl Park, weed abated at Wendell Park, maintenance at Solano Park and removed graffiti at the Humphrey Playlot.

Fountain Line Maintenance

Tree Crews trimmed or removed trees on 20th Street, 25th Street and at State Court Park.

State Court Park

Marina Districtcrews removed debris from parks and parking lots, replaced dog waste bags, manually removed weeds from the medians at Regatta Boulevard medians, weed abated around tennis courts, cleared tree wells on the Bay Trail, weed abated Marina Bay Park planters and mowed all lawns.

Hilltop District crews performed maintenance and debris removal throughout, weed abatement on the Richmond Parkway between Atlas Road and Hilltop Drive, continued weed abatement at Country Club Vista Park and continued irrigation repair on Richmond Parkway.

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.

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

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Shané Johnson
City Manager’s Office
450 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 300
Richmond, CA 94804
510-620-6542 fax