Richmond voters reject sales tax increase

Article by Hannah Dreier, Contra Costa Times. Posted: 06/07/2011 09:16:11 PM PDT View full article at www.contracostatimes.com. RICHMOND — Richmond voters handed Measure D a resounding defeat Tuesday, making it clear they are not willing to pay more taxes to restore services for children and poor people. With all precincts...

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Chamber opposes Measures C and D

Last March, the Richmond City Council passed an ordinance to enact a ½ percent transactions and use tax (sales tax) to be administered by the State Board of Equalization, subject to approval by the City voters at the June 7, 2011 special election. The City projects the sales tax would...

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The Most Dangerous Cities In America

Richmond dropped out of the “top 10 most dangerous cities in America” based on 2010 crime records. Oakland and Stockton made the top 10. Article by 24/7 Wall St. Posted on May 24, 2011, www.247wallst.com Yesterday, the FBI trumpeted the news that violent crime dropped 5.5% in 2010 while reported...

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Chevron Richmond Submits Application to Restart Refinery Project

Melissa Hollander, Manager of Communications for Chevron Richmond, informed the community today that they have “taken a very important step to restart the Chevron Renewal Project.” Read her comments and the official press release below: “Today, Chevron submitted a Conditional Use Permit application to the city of Richmond initiating a...

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The Man Behind Richmond’s Renaissance

Crime is down, business is up, and the city is avoiding major budget cuts thanks to Bill Lindsay, perhaps the Bay Area’s best city manager. Article by John Geluardi, East Bay Express, www.eastbayexpress.com Early each morning on Richmond’s waterfront, just a few hundred feet from where thousands of men and...

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Richmond makes the short list

Article by Suzanne Bohan, Contra Costa Times, www.contracostatimes.com Contributions by staff writer Robert Jordan. Posted: 05/09/2011 04:07:44 PM PDT Berkeley lab selects six Bay Area sites as finalists for second campus Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory on Monday revealed six East Bay sites on the short list for the lab’s second campus,...

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A Call to Action for Richmond Business

Article by Joshua G. Genser, Attorney-at-Law, Genser & Watkins LLP and member of the Richmond Chamber Board of Directors. Speak out for business interest next Tuesday, May 17th. Richmond is in the process of considering and adopting a new General Plan.  The General Plan is like the Constitution of the...

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Historic Preservation Awards 2011

We are very excited and proud to announce that the Richmond Chamber has been selected to receive an award at the 2011 Richmond Historic Preservation Awards Ceremony from The Richmond Historic Preservation Commission and National Park Service. The Chamber will be presented with the National Park Service Home Front Award...

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Invest in Richmond Business

Article by Gisela Hernandez, Richmond Chamber Board of Directors Chair, 2011. RCOC Quarterly Newsletter, Spring 2011. It is no secret that times are hard everywhere. The past couple of years have been challenging for families and businesses across the country, and this is undoubtedly the case in our community. With...

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A New Way to Advertise

We at the Richmond Chamber are very excited to now offer an additional avenue of advertising to our Member businesses. Member’s ads will now be featured in the right column on this page of our website. We all know that your website is one of the most important sources of...

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