City of Richmond Website and Mobile App

News from City Hall The City recently upgraded its website which now incorporates responsive design that allows the content on the City’s website to automatically adjust to the screen size of any device. Forget about using the pinch-zoom to see something. This responsive design makes content easy to view and...

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#ShopSmall with us on Small Business Saturday, Nov 28

#ShopSmall with us on Small Business Saturday, Nov 28 and make a big impact on our community. In 2010, American Express founded Small Business Saturday to help businesses with their most pressing need — getting more customers. The day happens every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving and encourages people...

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Annual Verde School Hoodie & Book Drive Is Here

News from County Supervisor John Gioia’s Office Join John’s annual Verde School book & hoodie drive! Small donation = big difference for kids. Hoodies will be produced by a local small business, Leftside Printing, and books will be provided by West County READS. Helping us help these great kids is...

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FREE Workshop: First Steps to a Successful Start-Up

News from City Hall Thinking about starting a business? Don’t know where to start? Richmond Main Street and the Contra Costa SBDC invite all aspiring entrepreneurs to take the first step with this free resource. In this three hour workshop, aspiring business owners will learn the attributes of a successful entrepreneur, invaluable...

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Richmond’s Minimum Wage Ordinance Goes Into Effect January 1

News From City Hall The City of Richmond’s Minimum Wage increase goes into effect January 1, 2016. The increase set forth in the Ordinance will be $11.52 an hour (compared to $9.00/hour for the State of California and the initial $9.60/hour wage initially established in the City on January 1,...

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Chamber Breakfast for Business Welcomes State Senator Loni Hancock

The October Richmond Chamber of Commerce Breakfast for Business event featured State Senator Loni Hancock (District 9). The outgoing Senator spoke to attendees about some of the challenges the State of California faces with education, health care, transportation, and the environment. She also discussed her goals and projects for her final year in office....

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It May Be Time to Renew Your CBP Registration

News from 511.org The Commuter Benefits Program is a mandatory program for Bay Area businesses with 50 or more employees. The program requires employers to offer commuter benefits that encourage their employees to use alternatives to driving alone to work, such as taking public transit, carpooling, walking or biking. Visit the Bay Area...

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Re-entry Center for Former Inmates Opens in Richmond

Photo courtesy of Mayor Tom Butt’s Office News Report, Malcolm Marshall | Richmond Pulse A new center in downtown Richmond aims to help individuals navigate the process of rejoining society after prison. The Reentry Success Center, which celebrated its grand opening on Oct. 13, is financed in large part by...

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Congressman DeSaulnier Hosts Mobile District Office Hours in Richmond

Walnut Creek, CA – Congressman Mark DeSaulnier will continue to meet one-on-one with constituents during Mobile District Office Hours in Richmond, Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Mobile District Office Hours are one part of Congressman DeSaulnier’s efforts to be accessible to constituents. He is also holding town hall meetings...

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Make a Difference Day at Kennedy Park October 24th

News from City Hall Since this past April, dedicated resident volunteers, church members, and school personnel of the Park Plaza neighborhood and other south side communities have met weekly to share their visions for a newly designed John F. Kennedy Park. Partners on hand to support the design and planning...

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