(These meetings are virtual)

Community Services Building
440 Civic Center Plaza
Richmond, CA 94804
  • Thomas K. Butt, Mayor
  • Demnlus Johnson III, Vice Mayor at Large
  • Nathaniel Bates, Councilmember at Large
  • Claudia Jimenez, Councilmember District 6
  • Eduardo Martinez, Councilmember at Large
  • Melvin Willis, Councilmember District 1
  • Gayle McLaughlin, Councilmember District 5
  • Jaycine Scott, Housing Authority Tenant Commissioner

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PURSUANT to the Governor of the State of California’s Assembly Bill 361  and in the interest of the public health and safety, attendance at the City of Richmond City Council meeting will be limited to Council members, essential City of Richmond staff, and members of the news media. Public comment will be confined to items appearing on the agenda and will be limited to the methods provided below.


How to watch the meeting from home:

  1. KCRT – Comcast Channel 28 or AT&T Uverse Channel 99
  2. Livestream online at


Public comment may be submitted by mail, eComment, email and/or Zoom video conference in the manner that follows, provided that no member of the public may submit more than one verbal comment per agenda item.


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. eComments can be viewed by the City Council and members of the public as they are submitted. 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].  All such email with correctly labeled subject lines will be posted on-line and emailed to the City Council before the meeting is called to order.  Email received after 1:00 p.m. will be posted on-line following the meeting as part of the supplemental materials attached to the meeting minutes.


Via Zoom by video conference: for Open Session and City Council: Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Passcode: ccmeeting


By iPhone one-tap:  US: +16699006833,,99312205643#  or +13462487799,,99312205643# 

By Telephone:   Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):  US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 205 6099 or +1 301 715 8592 

Webinar ID: 993 1220 5643 

International numbers available:


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. 


 Open Forum for Public Comment: 

Address the City Council on matters not listed on the agenda, items remaining on the consent calendar, reports from the city manager, public works director, sub-committee for reimagining task force, and police chief may do so under Open Forum. 


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.


AB 361 Procedures in the Event of Technical Difficulties: In the event the meeting broadcast is disrupted, or if a technical issue on the agency's end disrupts public participation, the legislative body board cannot take any further action on the agenda until the technical issue is resolved. 


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:


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.


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.


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.


Effect of Advisory on In-person public participation:

During the pendency of Assembly Bill 361, the language in this Advisory portion of the agenda supersedes any language contemplating in-person public comment.


                                                        5:00 P.M.



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LIABILITY CLAIMS (Government Code Section 54956.9)

Government Code Section 54956.9

Veretta Edwards v. City of Richmond

Sean Radetich v. City of Richmond

Charles Rigmaiden v. City of Richmond

Felix Tan v. City of Richmond

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

SPRAWLDEF etal. v. City of Richmond

The GuidivilleRancheria of California, et al. v. The United States of America, et. al.

North CoastRivers Alliance et al./Point Molate Alliance et al. v. City of Richmond

Richmond Shoreline Alliance, SPRAWLDEF, Citizens for EastShore Parks, Sunflower Alliance, and GreenAction for Health and EnvironmentalJustice v. City of Richmond

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)

Three cases

In light of the California Court of Appeal's decision in Fowler v. City of Lafayette, the City Attorney's Office is attaching to this agenda four communications regarding the amended judgment and various agreements related to Point Molate. These letters provide the existing facts and circumstances for going into closed session on these items pursuant to California Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2) and (e)(3).

One Case - Veolia Mediation


Title: City Manager


                                                            6:15 P.M.





  • ADOPT a joint resolution approving the proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2021-2022 Richmond Housing Authority’s amended budget adjustments with revised estimated revenues of $4,763,120 and total expenditures of $4,763,120, decreasing the FY 2021-2022 General Fund subsidy total amount by $371,456 from $1,141,828 to $770,372; and APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the RHA Executive Director and City Manager to execute a repayment agreement - Richmond Housing Authority/City of Richmond (Shasa Curl/Nannette J. Beacham/Belinda Brown 510-621-1300).



                                                        6:30 P.M.






  • ADOPT a resolution authorizing a request to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for the allocation of Fiscal Year 2022-23 Transportation Development Act Article 3 pedestrian/bicycle project funding for the Richmond Ferry to Bridge Bicycle & Pedestrian Network Improvements project; and to ACCEPT and APPROPRIATE the funds should the grant be awarded – Public Works Department (Joe Leach 510-620-5478/Patrick Phelan 510-307-8111)

  • ANNOUNCE recent resignation from City of Richmond boards, commissions, and committees and vacancies as of January 19, 2022, and ask that interested individuals send applications to the City Clerk – Office of the Mayor (Mayor Tom Butt 510-620-6503).

  • RECEIVE information and quantitative analysis regarding the potential formation of a Community Facilities District for the Point Molate development project; and after deliberation, CONSIDER providing any policy direction, as needed, regarding formation of a Community Facilities District for the Point Molate development project – Finance Department (Belinda Brown 510-620-6740).

  • RECEIVE a report on research conducted by Healthy Options at Points of Sale (HOPS) youth advocates; and DIRECT staff to draft an ordinance to be considered by the Council within 60 days requiring large retail stores to stock healthier checkout items – Councilmember Gayle McLaughlin (510-620-6636).

  • RECEIVE an update on the status of certain unhoused interventions and PROVIDE staff input on next steps –Community Development Department (Lina Velasco 510-620-6706).