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Tom Butt's E-Forum 2016

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How to Kill the Golden Goose
August 26, 2016
The Coming Battle Over Point Molate
August 24, 2016
Brickyard Cove Residents File Legal Challenge to Terminal 1 Project
August 24, 2016
Community Warning System Fatally Flawed - Time for a Change
August 23, 2016
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending August 19, 2016
August 21, 2016
Update on Salute e Vita Ristorante
August 17, 2016
Community Warning System - A Failed Concept
August 16, 2016
Sirens Emergency Warning System
August 16, 2016
And They're Off!
August 13, 2016
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Two Weeks Ending August 12, 2016
August 13, 2016
Last Day to File for Richmond City Council
August 12, 2016
Update on Salute e Vita
August 12, 2016
Kenya B. Trio & Patrón Latin Rhythms: Free PRM Concert, Friday, 8/12!
August 11, 2016
Salute Ristorante at Marina Bay Evicted by Richard Poe - Press Conference TUESDAY, August 9
August 8, 2016
Music on the Main, August 10
August 8, 2016
Rosie Rally and Home Front Festival August 13 - Help Us Take Back the Prize!
August 7, 2016
“Money is the mother's milk of politics” (Jesse Unruh)
August 7, 2016
2016 City Council Election Field Shaping Up One Week Before Filing Deadline
August 5, 2016
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending July 29, 2016
August 1, 2016
Come Celebrate Richmond's Birthday With Me - August 5, Riggers Loft, 5:30 PM
August 1, 2016
Richmond Featured in Livable Places Update: Improving Police and Community Relations
July 31, 2016
SF Business Times Ranks Richmond Among Seven "Up and Coming" Neighborhoods
July 29, 2016
East Bay Times - Richmond: Closed-door negotiations over Point Molate draw suspicions
July 29, 2016
We and the RPA Agree on Kids First
July 28, 2016
New 5-Year Budget Projection for City of Richmond
July 28, 2016
Kids First a Leadership Failure
July 27, 2016
More on Oakland's Bad Experience with Kids First
July 26, 2016
Oakland a Success Story for Kids First? Not Exactly.
July 26, 2016
NEWS ADVISORY 7.27.16 Richmond Hosts Medical Cannabis Business Workshop
July 26, 2016
Main Street News: Your Guide to Downtown Happenings ~ July 25-31
July 26, 2016
Kids First - A Most Cynical Initiative
July 26, 2016
Richmond Wellness Trail Design Workshop - August 8, 9, 10 & 11th
July 25, 2016
Save Point Molate from the RPA
July 23, 2016
July 26, 2016, Richmond City Council Agenda/Packet
July 23, 2016
Draft Climate Action Plan Rolls Out!
July 23, 2016
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending July 22, 2016
July 23, 2016
Join Supervisor John Gioia and me on Wednesday, July 27 for Time with Tom in North Richmond
July 21, 2016
Free Transportation to My Brother's Keeper Career Summit Tomorrow
July 20, 2016
Groundwork Richmond ~ Summer Kayaking Adventures
July 19, 2016
McLaughlin - "Pt Molate Process Deeply Offensive to the Public"
July 19, 2016
Richmond-San Rafael third lane plan goes to Caltrans; work could start in October - EastBayTimes.com
July 16, 2016
From Richmond Police Chief Allwyn Brown
July 15, 2016
Marin Clean Energy’s power to the people
July 14, 2016
July 19, 2016, Richmond City Council Agenda/Packet - CLOSED SESSION BEGINS AT 5:00 P.M.
July 14, 2016
Hearing on PG&E Rate Increases, July 18, 7:00 PM in Richmond
July 13, 2016
Family Justice News
July 11, 2016
Media Opportunity with NPS Ranger Betty Reid Soskin at Rosie the Riveter Visitor Center
July 11, 2016
Richmond Mayor's Community Fund Golf Tournament-Register online!
July 11, 2016
Update on Richmond Police Investigation
July 8, 2016
Telephone Town Hall on Workforce Development
July 8, 2016
Richmond Unemployment Rate Hits New Record Low
July 7, 2016
Richmond's Commercial Real Estate Market
July 7, 2016
Richard Perez Shooting
July 7, 2016
Police Overwhelmed by Fireworks and Celebratory Gunfire
July 5, 2016
What's With Cybertran?
July 3, 2016
Richmond Police Department Personnel Reassigned as a Result of Onging Investigation
July 2, 2016
MJ's Brass Boppers & Zydeco Flames: Free PRM Concert on Friday, 7/8!
July 1, 2016
Boys and Men of Color Career Summit on July 21
July 1, 2016
City of Richmond Adopts Structurally Balanced FY 2016-17 Budget
July 1, 2016
Ranger Betty Soskin safe, recovering well
June 30, 2016
Richmond Homeowner Energy Efficiency Workshop, June 30
June 29, 2016
From Camping to Coal
June 27, 2016
June 28, 2016, Richmond City Council Agenda/Packet - CLOSED SESSION BEGINS AT 5:00 P.M.
June 27, 2016
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending June 24, 2016
June 27, 2016
Point Molate and Upstream Litigation
June 27, 2016
Urban Garden Showcase, Saturday, July 2 at 9:30 AM
June 23, 2016
Heart of Richmond BBQ this Saturday, 1-4!
June 23, 2016
From Space Weapons to Space Age Transportation
June 22, 2016
And Another Thing
June 22, 2016
Richmond considers litter tax on city businesses
June 22, 2016
City Council Deadlocked on Budget
June 22, 2016
MCE Announces 9% Rate Reduction
June 21, 2016
Pass a Balanced Richmond Budget Tomorrow Night
June 20, 2016
June 21, 2016, Richmond City Council Agenda/Packet - CLOSED SESSION BEGINS AT 5:00 P.M.
June 18, 2016
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending June 17, 2016
June 18, 2016
KPFA Summer Crafts Fair at the Craneway in Richmond Saturday and Sunday
June 17, 2016
Bringing Home the Bacon
June 16, 2016
Congressman DeSaulnier Invites You to His West County Reception
June 15, 2016
Pt. Richmond Music's Free Concert Series Continues 7/8 with MJ's Brass Boppers & Zydeco Flames
June 15, 2016
Richmond Inches Towards a Balanced FY 2016-17 Budget
June 15, 2016
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending June 10, 2016
June 10, 2016
Richmond Measures N and O Defeated
June 7, 2016
Business Roundtable June 8 and Wine Mixer R&B Cellars June 9
June 7, 2016
Clinton didn't back away but instead welcomed a debate on both topics
June 7, 2016
KPFA Crafts Fair returns to Richmond waterfront
June 7, 2016
Former President Bill Clinton Hillary Campaign Visit to Richmond is a First
June 7, 2016
President Bill Clinton to Visit Richmond Today
June 6, 2016
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending June 3, 2016
June 5, 2016
President Bill Clinton to Visit Richmond Tomorrow
June 5, 2016
West County Reception for Congressman DeSaulnier
June 5, 2016
Breitbart Calls Richmond a Ghetto
June 3, 2016
Point Richmond Music's Free Summer Series Kicks Off Friday, 6/10
June 2, 2016
Tonight! Free Solar Sign Up Workshop for Qualifying Richmond Homeowners
June 1, 2016
Open Letter to KQED Reporter Andrew Stelzer - False Promises of Fixed Streets in Richmond?
June 1, 2016
Memorial Day Remembrance - Mike Thomas
May 30, 2016
Response to "Richmond's compensation is driving its budget deficit (East Bay Times guest commentary)"
May 27, 2016
Vote NO on Measures N and O
May 23, 2016
Richmond looks to create fitness space with Wellness Trail
May 22, 2016
May 24, 2016, Richmond City Council Agenda/Packet - CLOSED SESSION BEGINS AT 6:00 P.M
May 21, 2016
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending May 20, 2016
May 21, 2016
RPA Resorts to Paid Signature Gatherers to Get Rent Control Initiative On Ballot
May 19, 2016
Meet the Mayor - Time With Tom!
May 19, 2016
Enter Your Edible Garden in the Mayor's Urban Garden Contest and Showcase - Become Instantly Famous, Win Valuable Prizes!
May 19, 2016
Google Marketing Director to Speak in Richmond
May 19, 2016
East Bay Times Editorial Against Measures N and O
May 17, 2016
Richmond Riviera Continues Campaign of Lies
May 16, 2016
Marina Bay Neighborhood Council Debates Measure N and O
May 13, 2016
May 17, 2016, Richmond City Council Agenda/Packet - CLOSED SESSION BEGINS AT 5:00 P.M.
May 13, 2016
Author Frances Dinkelspiel Brings Point Molate to Life
May 12, 2016
Friday the 13th with Eric, Suzy and Allegra Thompson
May 12, 2016
NO on N and O Lawn and Window Signs Available Today
May 12, 2016
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending May 6, 2016
May 4, 2016
Not a Pretty Picture
May 4, 2016
Media Coverage of Measures N and O
May 2, 2016
What the Heck is Measure N and Why Am I Getting All This Mail?
May 2, 2016
May 3, 2016, Richmond City Council Agenda/Packet - CLOSED SESSION STARTS AT 5:00 p.m.
April 29, 2016
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending April 29, 2016
April 29, 2016
Richmond's budget deficit grows to $11 million
April 29, 2016
April 26, 2016, Richmond City Council Agenda/Packet - CLOSED SESSION STARTS AT 6:00 p.m.
April 26, 2016
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending April 22, 2016
April 26, 2016
Clarifying Richmond's Rent Protection Measure
April 20, 2016
Leaders from Northern California to Convene in Richmond to Discuss Challenges and Solutions to Building the Next Generation Workforce
April 20, 2016
Natives Garden Tour - Reg. closes Sunday / Win a Free Garden Design! / Tour Gardens Featured on Facebook page
April 20, 2016
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Two Weeks Ending April 15, 2016
April 17, 2016
April 19, 2016, Richmond City Council Agenda/Packet - NO CLOSED SESSION
April 17, 2016
Tess Crosses the Rainbow Bridge
April 9, 2016
Video for Birthday 2016 Fundraiser
April 7, 2016
Here's why Richmond is a favorite with Sacramento's industrial developers
April 6, 2016
Learn How You Can Help Shape the Future of West County Transportation!
April 6, 2016
Point Richmond Acoustic Features Mike + Ruthy April 8
April 6, 2016
April 5, 2016, Richmond City Council Agenda/Packet - CLOSED SESSION BEGINS AT 6:00 P.M.
April 3, 2016
RPA Hits the Streets with Rent Control Petitions
April 3, 2016
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending April 1, 2016
April 3, 2016
Richmond Remains the Second Cheapest Place to Live Near a BART Station
April 1, 2016
It's Official -- Raiders to Richmond!
April 1, 2016
Master Gardener Great Tomato Sale April 9th
March 31, 2016
Join Us Today at Portumex
March 31, 2016
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Two Weeks Ending March 25, 2016
March 25, 2016
KTVU Interview on Richmond Budget
March 25, 2016
Birthday Fundraiser March 30
March 24, 2016
Point Richmond Jazz Tomorrow Night
March 24, 2016
Meeker Slough Cleanup
March 24, 2016
WCCUSD College Going Culture
March 24, 2016
Interesting Film on 2014 Richmond Election
March 23, 2016
Please RSVP If You Are Planning to Attend COP21 Presentation at Richmond Rotary
March 22, 2016
Procurement RFP for Richmond Ferry Boats Announced!
March 21, 2016
March 22, 2016, Richmond City Council Agenda/Packet - MEETING BEGINS AT 6:30 P.M.
March 20, 2016
Help Raise Richmond's Cool City California Score Now!
March 20, 2016
2015 Paris Climate Conference at Richmond Rotary March 25
March 18, 2016
Hilltop Mall Officially on the Market
March 17, 2016
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Two Weeks Ending March 11, 2016
March 14, 2016
Please Join Me at Rosie the Riveter Trust Benefit Dinner April 9, 2016
March 9, 2016
Communication from Bruce Harter on WCCUSD's Settlement with Charter Schools
March 9, 2016
Responding to Contra Costa Bee "Community Choice Electricity in Contra Costa County a bad choice"
March 9, 2016
We Need a Media Snopes for Richmond
March 7, 2016
Significant Transit Oriented Development with Affordable Housing Component Coming to Richmond
March 3, 2016
Richmond Promise Deadlines Quickly Approaching!
March 1, 2016
Richmond Progressive Alliance Opposes Riviera Ballot Measure
March 1, 2016
SS Red Oak Victory Moves to Basin 5 and Riggers Loft Wine Company Opens on March 4
March 1, 2016
The Beckerleys' Triumphant Return to California
February 29, 2016
Fundraiser- Birthday Party March 30, 2016
February 26, 2016
March 1, 2016, Richmond City Council Agenda/Packet - CLOSED SESSION BEGINS AT 5:30 P.M.
February 26, 2016
Last Call for Youth Sports Team Grants
February 25, 2016
Informational meeting 2/24 regarding the new Richmond – ECIA Competitive Grant
February 25, 2016
Free Solar Sign Up Workshop for Qualifying Richmond Homeowners (3/3)
February 25, 2016
Initiative Fever Seizes Richmond
February 24, 2016
From SPUR - Why New Housing Construction Matters for Low-Income Households
February 21, 2016
UN Conference on Climate Change Presentation at Richmond Rotary
February 21, 2016
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending February 19, 2016
February 20, 2016
Point Richmond Jazz - February 26 @ 7:30 - 201 Martina Street
February 19, 2016
Beacon Economics Report Concludes Rent Control Does Not Help Low-Income Households
February 19, 2016
February 23, 2016, Richmond City Council Agenda/Packet - CLOSED SESSION BEGINS AT 5:30 P.M.
February 18, 2016
Anti-Police Bias on City Council Continues
February 17, 2016
Legislative Analyst's Office encourages construction not rent control to fix housing crisis
February 16, 2016
How to Be Healthy and Live Longer - Health in All Policies
February 14, 2016
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Two Weeks Ending February 12, 2016
February 14, 2016
Ben Therriault: On the Role of the Police Officers Association
February 12, 2016
Statement from Mayor on Killing of Officer Vegas
February 12, 2016
Next Business Roundtable February 25
February 12, 2016
On Valentine's Day, Show Your Love for the Environment With MCE
February 10, 2016
Beckles Weighs In
February 10, 2016
2016 Historic Preservation Award Nominations Due March 24
February 10, 2016
The Police Commission Debate Goes On
February 10, 2016
We Need to Support the Richmond Police Department, Not Bash It.
February 7, 2016
Chris Magnus - "A Huge Step Backwards for a City That Could Do So Much Better"
February 5, 2016
NEWS RELEASE 2.2.16 Settlement Agreement in Perez v. Jensen
February 2, 2016
Rita Hosking Trio at Point Richmond Acoustic February 12
February 1, 2016
Two Meetings of the Richmond City Council
January 30, 2016
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending January 29, 2016
January 30, 2016
Richmond Rotary Rocks
January 28, 2016
State of the City
January 28, 2016
Public Comment Announcement and Public Meeting Date for Chevron Richmond Refinery Assessment
January 27, 2016
Time With Tom - Questions, Complaints, Opinions are Welcome
January 25, 2016
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending January 22, 2016
January 25, 2016
Don't Miss Tomorrow's West County Chambers Super Mixer Trade Show
January 19, 2016
Modified plans for Richmond's MLK Day of Service
January 17, 2016
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending January 15, 2016
January 16, 2016
Tennis in Richmond?
January 16, 2016
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Issues Consumer Alert on Drone Registration and Safe Drone Usage
January 14, 2016
Richmond City Council approves affordable housing complex on Central Avenue
January 13, 2016
Walter Horn, Mouments Man From Richmond and the Crown Jewels of the Holy Roman Empire
January 11, 2016
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending January 8, 2016
January 8, 2016
First Meeting of 2016, January 12, 2016, Richmond City Council Agenda/Packet - NO CLOSED SESSION - MEETING BEGINS AT 6:30 P.M.
January 8, 2016
Richmond Has Second Lowest Carbon Footprint in Bay Area
January 6, 2016
Reorganization of the Richmond Mayor's Office
January 5, 2016
Richmond Bay Trail New Year 2016 Report
January 4, 2016
New Minimum Wage in Richmond $11.52/hour
January 3, 2016
Responding to Increased Violence In Richmond--From the Chief
January 2, 2016
Steve Seskin January 15 concert in Pt Richmond
January 2, 2016
Sleep Well in 2016!
January 2, 2016
Will Richmond be Lean in 2016? 2015 Year End Review and Predictions and Wishes for 2016
January 1, 2016


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