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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In Person: Anyone who desires to address the City Council on items appearing on the agenda, including Open Forum, must complete and file a pink speaker’s card with the City Clerk prior to the City Council’s consideration of the item.  Once the City Clerk has announced the item, no person shall be permitted to speak on the item other than those persons who have submitted their names to the City Clerk.  Each speaker will be allowed up to TWO (2) MINUTES to address the City Council on NON-PUBLIC HEARING items listed on the agenda. Speakers are allowed up to THREE (3) minutes on PUBLIC HEARING items.


Via Zoom: Anyone who desires to address the City Council on items appearing on the agenda, including Open Forum, must raise their hand once public comment is open.  The public speakers attending in person will be called first, followed by Zoom participants.  Only those public speakers that have their hand raised once the speakers are called will be recognized.


Open Session and City Council: Please click the link below to join the webinar:


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To comment by video conference: click on the Participants button at the bottom of your screen and select the “Raise Your Hand” button to request to speak when Public Comment is being asked for. When called upon, press the unmute button. After the allotted time, you will then be re-muted.  **


To comment by phone: you will be prompted to “Raise Your Hand” by pressing “*9” to request to speak when Public Comment is asked for. When called upon, you will be asked to unmuted by pressing *6.  After the allotted time, you will then be re-muted. Instructions of how to raise your hand by phone are available at: -Joining-a-meeting-by-phone. **


**The mayor will announce the agenda item number and open public comment when appropriate. 


Via mail: received by 1:00 p.m. the day of the meeting, sent to 450 Civic Center Plaza, 3rd Floor, Office of the Clerk, Richmond, CA 94804.


Via eComments: eComments are available once an agenda is published. Locate the meeting in "upcoming meetings" and click the comment bubble icon. Click on the item you wish to comment on. eComments can be submitted when the agenda is published and until the conclusion of public comments for the agenda item. Email your comment to [email protected] should you have difficulty submitting an eComment during a meeting.


Via email: to [email protected] by 1:00 p.m. the day of the meeting.

Emails MUST contain in the subject line 1) public comments – Open Session prior to Closed Session; 2) public comments – Open Forum; or 3) public comments agenda item #__ [include the agenda item number]. 


Properly labeled public comments will be considered a public record, put into the official meeting record, available after the meeting as supplemental materials, and will be posted as an attachment to the meeting minutes when the minutes are posted:


The City cannot guarantee that its network and/or the site will be uninterrupted. To ensure that the City Council receives your comments, you are strongly encouraged to submit your comments in writing in advance of the meeting.


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 - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION (Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to paragraph (2) or (3) of Subdivision (d) [as applicable] of Government Code Section 54956.9)

  • One case


  • Title: City Clerk
  • Title: City Attorney

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

  • Hanlees Hilltop Buick et al. v. City of Richmond




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.)



APPROVE the minutes of the February 6, 2024, regular City Council meeting - City Clerk's Office (Pamela Christian 510-620-6513).


  • PROCLAMATION honoring the Baha’i’s steadfast commitment to defend freedom of thought, human rights, and religion - Councilmember Soheila Bana (510-620-6743) and Vice Mayor Claudia Jimenez (510-620-6565).


  • APPROVE a contract amendment No. 3 with Way2Love, Inc., to increase the contract amount by $709,422, for a total contract amount not to exceed $3,728,965.26, to add sheltering resources, for the City’s Encampment Resolution Funding Round 2 (ERF-R-2) project, for a term through June 30, 2025, to be funded by the City’s ERF-R-2 award – Community Development Department (Lina Velasco/Jesus Morales 510-620-6649).


  • APPROVE a standing purchase order with LN Curtis & Sons, using the Master Price Agreement publicly solicited by National Purchasing Partners, Government Division, to purchase firefighting tools and equipment, personal protective equipment, and safety supplies, in an amount not to exceed $750,000, for a term ending March 18, 2026, with a two-year extension option not to exceed an additional $750,000 for the extended term - Fire Department (Chief Michael E. Smith 510-307-8041/Aaron Osorio 510-307-8021).


  • ADOPT a resolution to ACCEPT and APPROPRIATE a $300,000 grant award from the U.S. Department of Justice Byrne Community Project for the Office of Neighborhood Safety Operation Peacemaker Fellowship program – Community Services Department (LaShonda White 510-620-6828/Sam Vaughn 510-620-5404).


  • PROCLAMATION recognizing March 10, 2024, as Tibetan Uprising Day in the City of Richmond – Mayor’s Office (Mayor Eduardo Martinez 510-620-6503).


  • ADOPT a resolution authorizing the Public Works Director and the City Engineer to execute a Burlingame North Santa Fe (BNSF) Preliminary Engineer Agreement for the Richmond Communities Clean Collaborative – 7th Street Bike Lane Project – Public Works Department (Robert Armijo 510-620-5477/ Ken Cheng 510-621-1612).

  • ADOPT a resolution approving a second contract amendment with Fehr & Peers in the amount of $450,000, for a new total not-to exceed amount of $900,000, to continue providing on-call professional design services for a variety of capital projects – Public Works Department (Daniel Chavarria 510-620-5478/Josef Munoz 510-620-6671). This item was continued from the February 27, 2024, meeting.


  • HOLD a Public Hearing; and ADOPT a Resolution granting the appeal and setting aside the Density Bonus Waivers, Major Design Review, and Vesting Tentative Map (PLN21-444) granted by the Planning Commission for the Brickyard Cove Residential Project as the application for the entitlements has since been withdrawn by the Applicant – Community Development Department (Lina Velasco 510-620-6841).


  • INTRODUCE an ordinance (first reading) amending Chapter 7.04.103 of the Richmond Municipal Code by creating a new Business Activity Classification, Class P – Wholesale, and the corresponding rates – Finance Department (Nickie Mastay/Andrea Miller/Mubeen Qader/Antonio Banuelos 510-620-6741). This item was continued from the February 27, 2024, meeting.

  • RECEIVE a presentation from the Finance Department and Willdan Financial Services on the proposed updates to the Developer Impact Fees in the Master Fee Schedule – Finance Department (Andrea Miller/Mubeen Qader/Antonio Banuelos 510-620-6741).

  • RECEIVE a presentation on the draft Soccer Field and Park Amenities Assessment prepared by CSW|ST2 – Public Works (Daniel Chavarria/Tawfic Halaby 510-620-5482).


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