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Richmond City Council Meeting Highlight

Items of note for #RichmondBusinesses in the upcoming #RichmondCityCouncil Meeting on Tuesday, July 5.

 

H-20: A 0.005% Sales Tax to fund transportation improvements in Contra Costa County & Amendments to the Growth Management Program in the Measure J Transportation Expenditure Plan to match that found in the 2016 Proposed Transportation Expenditure Plan.

 

Public Hearings

I-2: Public Hearing to consider certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR), Rezoning, and Vesting Tentative Map for the Terminal One Project. “Proposed development of the site includes residential and public open space uses, as well as road, trail, and other improvements on and off the Project site.” (City of Richmond, CA. Official Website)

 

Resolutions

J-1: Resolution in support of amendments to Senate Bill 1107 “which extends the opportunity for citizen-funded election programs to all local governments in the State of California, including general law cities”

 

K-2: Resolution to submit to the voters a measure to assess a litter tax on certain businesses. “Under the proposal, the city’s fast food businesses, liquor stores, convenience markets, gas station mini-marts and large retailers serving carryout food would pay annual taxes. The proposal was fashioned after a similar first-of-its-kind tax in Oakland that passed in 2006.

 

The annual tax may range from $233 to $3,800 depending on the amount of a business’ gross receipts, according to city staff. The city could take in as much as $675,000 annually if all businesses complied with the tax requirement, according to its preliminary figures.

 

The proposal was born from a list of revenue-generating ideas proposed by Mayor Tom Butt earlier this year in response to the city’s budget deficit projections.” (Tom Butt, Mayor, City of Richmond, CA. Official Website)

 

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