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  Another Giveaway of Public Property for Personal Use Set for Hearing March 7
March 3, 2023

Once again, the incompetent and corrupt director and deputy director of public works are recommending giving away a significant chunk of public property to legalize an illegal land grab. See Next Land Grab Set for March 7, February 23, 2023.  Click here for the 8 Western Drive letter.

The staff report reads:

The owners of 8 Western Drive purchased the home whose front fence encroached in the public ROW subject to an improperly issued encroachment agreement which was revoked. Owners were required to remove the encroachment or apply for an Encroachment Agreement to ensure compliance with City’s new ordinance.

Recommended Action: ADOPT a resolution to approve an Encroachment Agreement Application for private landowner fence encroachment into the unimproved public right-of-way at 8 Western Drive; and DIRECT City staff to enter into an Encroachment Agreement regarding same to be recorded on the landowner’s property title – Public Works Department (Daniel Chavarria/Robert Armijo 510-620-5477).

Please share this with as many potentially interested people as you can.

It is important that you send a brief email to the City Council firmly opposing the encroachment, citing maybe three good reasons you oppose it. It is also important that you

Email addresses City Council members are shown below Send a copy of your email to the city clerk: pamela_christian@ci.richmond.ca.us

Eduardo_Martinez@ci.richmond.ca.us; melvin_willis@ci.richmond.ca.us; Claudia_Jimenez@ci.richmond.ca.us; Gayle_McLaughlin@ci.richmond.ca.us; doria_robinson@ci.richmond.ca.us; soheila_bana@ci.richmond.ca.us; cesar_zepeda@ci.richmond.ca.us \

It is also important that you comment via Zoom at the City Council meeting, instructions below:

Via Zoom: Anyone who desires to address the City Council on items appearing on the agenda, including Open Forum, must raise their hand once public comment is open.  The public speakers attending in person will be called first, followed by Zoom participants.  Only those public speakers that have their hand raised once the speakers are called will be recognized.

Open Session and City Council: Please click the link below to join the webinar:

As they did with 130 East Scenic Avenue in the last City Council meeting, the City Council appears predisposed to give away as much public land as possible for personal use.