Chevron Richmond* Invests $15.5 million to Improve Local Economy and Schools in Richmond

Chevron Richmond today announced a $15.5 million investment in Richmond to create jobs, grow small businesses, expand job training opportunities and improve schools over the next five years. Leadership from Chevron Richmond joined stakeholders from across the community to announce the launch of the unprecedented Community Revitalization Initiative, the company’s...

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Imminent – Eminent It’s a Tongue Twister

A monthly update by Michelle Blackwell, Chair, Richmond Chamber Government Relations Committee. The September meeting of the Government Relations Committee was lively and focused on two major issues that will impact the Richmond Business community if they come to fruition.  BART Board member Zakhary Mallett came to the meeting to...

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Eminent Domain & Housing – The Sword of Damocles Remains Overhead

Report by Jonathan Woloshin, CFA, analyst, UBS FS jonathan.woloshin@ubs.com. Read the original report here. The city council of Richmond California recently approved the use of Eminent Domain to seize/refinance underwater from private label mortgage backed securities. Implementation remains uncertain as numerous legal challenges have been brought by numerous parties. We...

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Chevron, Contra Costa County Assessor’s Office Reach Tax Settlement Agreement

A message from Chevron Richmond Chevron U.S.A. Inc. (CUSA) announced today that it has reached an agreement with the Contra Costa County Assessor’s Office to resolve property tax appeals for the years 2004-2012 concerning its Richmond Refinery. As part of the settlement agreement, both the County Board of Supervisors and...

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We Give 2013!

The Richmond Community Foundation is proud to host We Give 2013! This online giving event provides an opportunity for people who care about Richmond and West Contra Costa County to come together and raise as much money as possible for local nonprofits in 36 hours. We are hosting this event...

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UPDATE: Eminent Domain for Richmond Mortgages Changed to Informational Session

UPDATE: This event has not been cancelled. It has been changed to an informational session with Jeff Wright. Please still attend this evening – same time, same place. See the revised flyer with details below. ——————————- The Richmond Neighborhood Coordinating Council invites you to a debate on a topic that...

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Boxes, Doctors and Air Time

A monthly update by Michelle Blackwell, Chair, Richmond Chamber Government Relations Committee. Government Relations took a break in July so we held two meetings in August. Jael Myrick was a guest at our regularly scheduled GA meeting on August 20th. He got an earful from a wide variety of businesses...

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September Events

There are some very exciting events coming up in September. Be sure to mark your calendars for the 7th Annual First Responders Fiesta and the West County Breakfast for Business – 2013-18 WCCUSD Strategic Plan, with Dr. Bruce Harter. Learn more and RSVP for these events here. ————————————————– Click the...

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