Community Services Building
440 Civic Center Plaza
Richmond, CA 94804
  • Eduardo Martinez, Mayor at Large
  • Melvin Willis, Councilmember District 1
  • Cesar Zepeda, Councilmember District 2
  • Doria Robinson, Councilmember District 3
  • Soheila Bana, Councilmember District 4
  • Gayle McLaughlin, Councilmember District 5
  • Claudia Jimenez, Vice Mayor, District 6





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Procedures for Removing Items from the Consent Calendar: Members of the public who request to remove an item from the consent calendar must first discuss the item with a staff member by phone or a back-and-forth email discussion, and state the name of the staff member when requesting removal of the item from the consent calendar (by 2 p.m. the day of the meeting).


Any member of the City Council who would like to remove an item from the consent calendar must notify the appropriate staff person and the City Clerk’s Office prior to the meeting. Although members of the City Council are encouraged to ask questions and share concerns with staff ahead of the meeting, they are not required to do so.


The Clerk’s Office must be informed of any requests to remove items from the Consent Calendar. Items removed from the Consent Calendar shall be placed at the end of the agenda for consideration.


CONDUCT AT MEETINGS:  Richmond City Council meetings are limited public forums during which the City strives to provide an open, safe atmosphere and promote robust public debate. Members of the public, however, must comply with state law, as well as the City’s laws and procedures and may not actually disrupt the orderly conduct of these meetings. The public, for example, may not shout or use amplifying devices, must submit comment cards and speak during their allotted time, may not create a physical disturbance, may not speak on matters unrelated to issues within the jurisdiction of the City Council or the agenda item at hand, and may not cause immediate threats to public safety.


Click here for City Harassment Policy


Accessibility for Individuals with Disabilities:  Upon request, the City will provide for written agenda materials in appropriate alternative formats, or disability-related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services and sign language interpreters, to enable individuals with disabilities to participate in and provide comments at/related to public meetings. Please submit a request, including your name, phone number and/or email address, and a description of the modification, accommodation, auxiliary aid, service or alternative format requested at least two days before the meeting.  Requests should be emailed to [email protected] or submitted by phone at 510-620-6513, ext. 9, or 510-620-6509.  Requests made by mail to City Clerk’s Office, City Council meeting, 450 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, CA 94804 must be received at least two days before the meeting. Requests will be granted whenever possible and resolved in favor of accessibility.


Unless otherwise noted in an agenda description, all actions taken by the Council include a determination that CEQA does not apply (i.e., the action is not a project and therefore exempt from CEQA).


Disclaimer:  The City Clerk's Office translates agendas to enhance public access.  Translated agendas are provided as a courtesy and do not constitute legal notice of the meeting or items to be discussed.  In case of discrepancy, the English agenda will prevail.








CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION (paragraph (1) of Subdivision [d] of Government Code Section 54956.9)


•    Juan Contreras v. City of Richmond, et al.
•    Winehaven v. City of Richmond
•    Guidiville Rancheria of California, et al. v. United States of America, et al.
•    North Coast Rivers Alliance et al./Point Molate Alliance et al. v. City of Richmond
•    Hanlees Hilltop Buick et al. v. City of Richmond



•    Title: Confidential Investigative & Appeals Officer 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS (Government Code Section 54957.6)

  •   Agency Representatives: Sharrone Taylor and Jack Hughes

Employee organizations:
1.    SEIU Local 1021 Full Time Unit and Part Time Unit
2.    IFPTE Local 21 Mid-Level Management Unit and Executive Management Units
3.    Richmond Police Officers Association RPOA
4.    Richmond Police Management Association RPMA
5.    IAFF Local 188
6.    Richmond Fire Management Association RFMA




6:30 p.m.











(public comment on items that remain on the Consent Calendar or items not on the agenda - limited to 2 minutes unless otherwise specified - Back and forth dialogue with the Council is prohibited)



(All items placed under the Consent Calendar are considered to be routine and noncontroversial. These items will be enacted upon together with a motion and second, without discussion, of any member of the City Council, and each item shall be deemed to have received the action recommended.)


  • ADOPT a Resolution setting aside City Council Resolution No. 97-20 and Ordinance Nos. 22-20 and 23-20 for the Point Molate Mixed Use Development Project in compliance with the Writ of Mandate issued in North Coast Rivers Alliance, et al. v. City of Richmond, et al., Contra Costa County Superior Court Case No. N20-1528 (Consolidated With Case No. N20-1474) – City Attorney’s Office (Dave Aleshire 510-620-6509).


  • APPROVE the cancellation of the July 16 and 23, 2024, Regular City Council meetings and APPROVE the early start of the Richmond City Council recess to begin Tuesday, July 16, 2024; Council will reconvene regular meetings on Tuesday, September 10, 2024 - City Clerk’s Office (Pamela Christian 510-620-6513).

APPROVE the minutes of the March 19, 2024, April 2, 2024, and April 16, 2024, regular City Council meetings - City Clerk's Office (Pamela Christian 510-620-6513).

  • RECEIVE the Certificate of Sufficiency of Initiative Petition indicating that the Initiative petition entitled “Richmond Election Reform Act” has a sufficient number of valid signatures to be submitted to the voters – City Clerk’s Office (Pamela Christian 510-620-6513).


  • APPROVE an emergency construction agreement with Alten Construction, LLC. in the amount of $150,000, for installing sheeting at the Processing Building, for a term ending June 30, 2024 – Economic Development Department (Charles Gerard 510-620-6792).

  • ADOPT a resolution allowing the transfer of $136,750 between projects in the Port’s Fiscal Year 2023-2024 Budget; and APPROVE a construction agreement with W.R. Forde and Associates, Inc., in the amount of $286,750, for improvements and maintenance at the Point Potrero Marine Terminal, for a term ending June 30, 2025 – Economic Development Department (Nannette Beacham/Charles Gerard 510-620-6792).

  • APPROVE a sole-source art contract with Rebecca Garcia-Gonzalez, in an amount not to exceed $310,000, to implement the Richmond Art and Lighting Project, funded by the Caltrans Beautification Grant, to restore two existing murals and design and install two new murals, with a term beginning March 5, 2024, through December 31, 2024 – Economic Development Department (Winifred Day 510-620-6952).


  • INTRODUCE an Ordinance (first reading) setting the tax rate for the Tax Override Pension Fund for Fiscal Year 2024-2025 at 0.14 percent – Finance Department (Andrea Miller/Mubeen Qader/ Antonio Banuelos 620-6741).


  • APPROVE a sole-source agreement with the Matrix Consulting Group to conduct an Advanced Life Support/Paramedic First Responder Feasibility Study, for a total project cost of $39,500, for a term beginning May 1, 2024, and ending April 30, 2025 – Fire Department (Chief Michael E. Smith 510-307-8041/Deputy Chief Aaron Osorio 510-307-8021).


  • APPROVE a second contract amendment with Raftelis Financial Consultants, Inc. to increase the contract limit up to $20,000, for an amount not to exceed $220,000; and APPROPRIATE funding as required – Human Resources Department (Nickie Mastay 510-620-6609/Sharrone Taylor 510-620-6602).


  • APPROVE a one-year sole-source contract with Superion, LLC for the continued licensed use of the TRAKiT permitting, business licensing, code enforcement, and Citizen Response Management (CRM), for the term from April 1, 2024, through March 31, 2025, for the contract payment limit of $56,609.22 – Information Technology Department (Sue Hartman 510-620-6874).


  • APPROVE a contract with Farber Specialty Vehicles in the amount of $609,418 for construction and delivery of a new all-electric Bookmobile for Richmond Public Library, with a term beginning May 8, 2024, and ending May 8, 2027; and AUTHORIZE the Deputy City Manager of Community Services - Library to approve contingencies not to exceed five percent of the total contract – Community Services Department (LaShonda White 510-620-6828/Kate Eppler 510-620-5452/Christopher Larsen 510-620-5524).

  • APPROVE a contract with First Student, Inc. to provide bus transportation services to the City of Richmond Community Services-Recreation Division for 2024 summer camp excursions, in an amount not to exceed $20,000, and for a term beginning July 1, 2024, and ending December 31, 2024 – Community Services Department (LaShonda White 510-620-6828/Ranjana Maharaj 510-620-6972/Troy Porter 510-620-6919).

  • APPROVE a sole-source contract with Nomad Transit, LLC (Via) for expanded city-wide shuttle service through Richmond MOVES, for a not-to-exceed contract limit of $6,235,000, and a term from March 1, 2024, through July 7, 2027 – Community Services Department (LaShonda White 510-620-6828/Lori Reese 510-620-6869).


  • APPOINT Yeymi Perez Richmond to the Richmond Arts and Culture Commission, Term Expires June 19, 2025 – Mayor’s Office (Mayor Eduardo Martinez 510-620-6503).

  • PROCLAMATION recognizing May as Historic Preservation Month and encouraging residents to explore our landmarks, engage with history, and support preservation efforts – Mayor Eduardo Martinez (510-620-6503), Councilmembers Doria Robinson (510-620-6593) and Soheila Bana (510-620-6743).

  • APPOINT Pedro Ruiz to the Youth Council, term expires October 1, 2025 – Mayor’s Office (Mayor Eduardo Martinez 510-620-6503).


  • APPROVE a first contract amendment in the amount of $515,000, which includes an approximate 3.5 percent contingency for extra coverage as needed, with Universal Protection Service, LP for guard services at Point Molate site, for a new total contract amount not to exceed $1,103,229, with an extended contract term through June 30, 2026 – Police Department (Chief Bisa French 510-621-1802).

  • APPROVE a second contract amendment with Richmond Rod and Gun Club in the amount of $45,000, for a new total contract amount not to exceed $120,000, with an extended term through June 30, 2026, for shooting range facility rentals – Police Department (Chief Bisa French 510-621-1802).

  • APPROVE a five-year contract with InTime Services Inc. for time and attendance tracking, asset tracking, and training document management, in a total amount not to exceed $165,000, which includes a $1,700 contingency, for the contract term starting July 1, 2024, through June 30, 2029 – Police Department (Chief Bisa French 510-621-1802).

  • APPROVE a three-year purchase order for Pet Food Express LLC, in a total amount up to $45,000, for police canine supply orders, to include canine food, training treats, toys, and hygiene products – Police Department (Chief Bisa French 510-621-1802).


  • RECEIVE a presentation from the organization Reclaim Our Power coalition; ADOPT a resolution in support of the implementation of Golden State Energy; and DIRECT STAFF to send the attached letter of support to Senator Skinner, Assemblymember Wicks, and Governor Newsom — Mayor Eduardo Martinez (510-620-6503), Vice Mayor Claudia Jiménez (510-620-6565), and Councilmember Doria Robinson (510-620-6568).

  • ADOPT a resolution (1) accepting the 2023 Annual Military Equipment Report, (2) determining that the Police Department’s use of military equipment in 2023 complied with the Department’s Military Equipment Policy No. 707 and state law, and (3) determining that Policy 707 will be continued without change - Police Department (Bisa French 510-621-1802).


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