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  City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending March 27th, 2020
March 28, 2020

Sending this message on behalf of City Manager Laura Snideman

Hon. Mayor and Members of the City Council:

This is the report for the week ending March 27th, 2020.

  • Meeting Notes

The next Richmond City Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 7th, 2020. Enjoy the next week off!

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

The following information is an ongoing list of resources and significant updates regarding COVID-19.

Shelter in PlaceImpact to City Services Opens in new windowHealth Information and Community Resources


A Special Message from City Manager Laura Snideman

The City of Richmond continues to monitor and adapt to the COVID-19 situation. We are continually evaluating the impact to city services and updating our website with great community resources. Many people have asked how they can help during these unprecedented times – and the first answer is: Help us flatten the curve!

The immediate concern: If the illness hits many people all at once, our health care system will be overwhelmed and face potential shortages of beds and other resources. The shelter-in-place orders are a coordinated attempt to slow the spread of the virus and lessen the impact to the healthcare systems (i.e., “flatten the curve”). We are attempting to buy time through the shelter-in-place orders so the six hospitals within the Contra Costa County healthcare system can manage the predicted increase of COVID-19 cases.

We thank you in advance for doing your part to stay home!  This is the most important contribution you can make at this time.

If you are healthy and able to contribute more, we have a myriad of suggestions.  Call your neighbors, especially seniors, to see if you can provide any support, such as going to the grocery store for them.  Nextdoor is helping to facilitate this “hyper-local” assistance.  Local food and blood banks need help both financially and with your time. We have launched Stay Engaged!, a new page on our website listing many ways in which you can help in Richmond and throughout the Contra Costa County.  The Governor’s office has launched a similar resource, California Volunteers, connecting volunteers to organizations in need of help.

Lastly, please continue to visit our website for the latest information in this constantly evolving situation to “Stay Informed, Stay Prepared, and Stay Engaged.”  We provide frequent updates about city services and community resources pertaining to local businesses, transportation, health, food, and other important topics. The website is:

We look forward to continuing to provide essential services to the Richmond community, to connecting with you virtually while you help by staying at home, and to connecting with you again in person when the health professionals believe it is safe to do so.



Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Business and Worker Resources

The City of Richmond currently has limited-service due to COVID-19. The city understands that many small businesses may be suffering due to the County's Shelter in Place mandate. To support local businesses through these hard times, there are a few federal, state, and local resources to assist these businesses.

COVID-19 Employer Resources:

Federal Resources for Businesses:

  • California Governor's Office of Emergency Services - News SBA Economic Disaster Relief
  • SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans - US Small Business Administration Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance for a small business. These loans are used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other bills. The interest rates for these loans are 3.75% for small businesses without credit available elsewhere and 2.75% for non-profits.
  • Disaster Unemployment Assistance (Includes self-employed workers) - US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration Disaster Unemployment Assistance program provides unemployment benefits to individuals who have become unemployed as a direct result of a providentially declared major disaster.
  • Restore Your Economy - The International Economic Development Council with support from the U.S. Economic Development Administration have put together up-to-date resources related to COVID-19 and its economic Impacts.
  • Updated Economic Relief Plan (CARES Act)
    • Small businesses could receive funding to cover payroll, rent and utilities. The bill aims to cover eight weeks of those costs. Please visit this link to find SBA lenders
    • Unemployment Insurance expansion will increase benefits by $600 per week and unemployment checks can continue for up to 39 weeks and more categories are eligible

State Resources for Businesses:

  • Disaster Relief Loan Guarantee Program - Small Business Finance Center partners with Financial Development Corporations to provide loan guarantees and direct loans for small businesses that experience capital access barriers. This program allows for loans of up to $20 million and a max guarantee of $1 million with interest rates negotiated between lenders and borrowers.
  • Disability Insurance Elective Coverage for Employers and Self-Employed Individuals 
  • 1-Week Waiting Period for State Unemployment & Disability Insurance Waived
  • Reduced Work Hours - Work Sharing Program - Employers may apply for Unemployment Insurance (UI) Work Sharing program if reduced production, services, or other conditions cause them to seek an alliterative to layoffs. The program helps employees whose hours and wages have been reduced to receive UI benefits, keep their current job, and avoid hardships. It allows employers to minimize or eliminate the need for layoffs, keep trained employees, and avoid the cost of recruiting, hiring, and training new employees.
  • Request up to a 60-day extension on State Payroll Taxes - Employers experiencing hardship as a result of COVID-19 may request up to a 60-day extension of time from the State of California’s Employment Development Department (EDD) to file their state payroll reports and/or deposit state payroll taxes without penalty or interest. A written request for an extension must be received within 60 days from the original delinquent date of the payment or return. For questions, employers may call the EDD Taxpayer Assistance Center toll-free from the U.S. or Canada: 1-888-745-3886, Hearing-impaired (TTY): 1-800-547-9565, Outside the U.S. or Canada: 1-916-464-350.
  • File a State Unemployment Insurance Claim - Unemployment Insurance is an employer-paid program that provides partial income replacement when one becomes unemployed or has their hours reduced. Follow the link for eligibility requirements. 

Local Resources for Businesses:

  • Richmond Revolving Loan Fund - The Revolving Loan Fund is a community based program with the goal of fostering local economic growth through creation and retention of employment opportunities for Richmond residents. The program offers eligible applicants loans from a minimum of $5,000 to a maximum of $100,000.
  • Richmond Kiva Loan Program - Kiva is a small loan match program where you are required to raise up to $1,500 on the Kiva crowd funding website. The City will match funds raised dollar-for-dollar, up to $1,500. The maximum financing to your business under this program is $3,000.

Private Industry Resources for Businesses:

  • Facebook Small Business Grant Program - Facebook is offering $100 Million in cash grants and ad credits to help up to 30,000 small businesses during these challenging times.
  • Verizon Small Business Recovery Fund - The Local Initiative Support Corporation, with a $2.4 Million investment from Verizon, will be offering grants to help small businesses fill financial grants accrued due the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to Support Local Restaurants During the COVID-19 Outbreak

The Richmond Chamber of Commerce created a list of local Richmond restaurants offering take-out at this time. Local restaurants need your support more than ever during this time.

Cafe Soleil
3550 San Pablo Dam Rd.
El Sobrante, CA 94803
(510) 758-6134

C J's Barbecue & Fish
Address: 2401 Macdonald Ave. A, Richmond, CA 94804
Phone: (510) 235-7471

Daimo Chinese Restaurant
3288 Pierce St 94804
12:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.

El Agave Azul
Address: 12955 San Pablo Ave. Richmond, CA 94805
Phone:  (510) 307-5749

El Sol Restaurant
Address: 101 Park Pl.
Richmond, CA 94801
Phone: (510) 260-0163

12221 San Pablo 94805
11:30 A.M.-8:30 P.M.

Huong Trà & Deli
12221 San Pablo Ave. #8 94805
10:00 A.M. - 8:30 P.M.

Jin Ye Restaurant
152 Washington Ave. 94801
11:00 A.M.-9:00 P.M.

Kai Sarn Thai cuisine
130 Washington Ave 94801
5:00 A.M.- 2:00 P.M.

Mr. Pizza Man
353 24th St 94804,
10:00 A.M.-10:00 P.M.

Phila Burger Station
1100 23rd St 94804,
10:00 A.M.- 8:00 P.M.

721 23rd St 94801
(510) 237-7513 
10:00 A.M.-7:00 P.M.

Q's Hatal Pizza
12897 San Pablo Ave 94805

Raymond's Pizzeria
130 Railroad Ave 94801
12:00 P.M.-7:30 P.M.

Richmond Pizza House
12343 San Pablo 94805
10:00 A.M. -10:00 P.M.

Sala Thai
15501 San Pablo Ave
11:00 A.M.-10:00 P.M.

Sa Wad Dee Thai
12200 San Pablo 94805
1:30 P.M.- 8:30 P.M.

Snappers Seafood Restaurant
1501 Ohio ave 94804
12:00 P.M.- 8:00 P.M.

Tacos El Tucan
12505 San Pablo Ave 94605,
12:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.

Taqueria La Bamba
12345 San Pablo 94805
11:00 A.M.-9:00 P.M.

Tsing Tao
12372 San Pablo Ave. 94805
11:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M.

Community Development

UPDATED NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY for Point Molate Mixed-Use Development Project Draft Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) - Cancellation of Public Meeting and Comment Period Extension

A Notice of Availability (NOA) of a Draft Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) for the Point Molate Mixed-Use Development Project was previously distributed to agencies and interested parties which stated a 45-day public review and comment period on February 21, 2020. The NOA was updated to announce that the comment period, which was set to end on April 6, 2020, has been extended by 10 days to 5:00 P.M. on April 16, 2020, to allow the public and agencies a total of 55 days to submit comments.

Please mail or email your written comments on the Draft SEIR no later than 5:00 P.M. on April 16, 2020 to:

Lina Velasco, Community Development Director
City of Richmond Planning Division
450 Civic Center Plaza, 2nd Floor
Richmond, CA 94804

In addition, oral comments of up to 3 minutes may be submitted via the City of Richmond’s public comment phone line for the Point Molate Mixed-Use Development Project Draft SEIR. To leave a verbal comment, please call (916) 301-4141 and follow the prompts.

Draft SEIR Availability

As stated in the Notice of Availability, dated February 21, 2020, the Draft SEIR is available for review online at: . If you have any trouble accessing the document online, please call Soco Montore at (510) 620-6705.

A hard copy is also available for review at the Planning Division, by appointment only, during normal business hours. Please contact to make an appointment to view the hard copy or call (510) 620-6706 during business hours.

Cancellation of Public Meeting

Under CEQA Guidelines Section 15202(a), "[the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”)] does not require formal hearings at any stage of the environmental review process. Public comments may be restricted to written communication."   As described in the Updated Notice of Availability,  the City of Richmond cancelled the public meeting to receive public comments on the Draft SEIR for the Point Molate Mixed-Use Project in response to the unique and continuing public safety challenge presented by the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the numerous public health orders requiring that public gatherings be limited. Instead, the City extended the comment period deadline on the Draft SEIR by 10 days to Thursday, April 16, 2020.
Although not required by CEQA, the City has prepared a video describing the Point Molate Mixed-Use Development Project and summarizing the findings of the Draft SEIR to help facilitate public outreach and understanding of the Project.  The video is posted on the project webpage at

While a public hearing to receive oral public comments on the draft SEIR is not required by CEQA, members of the public may continue to submit comments during the public comment period by either calling (916) 301-4141 and following the prompts to submit oral comments of up to 3 minutes, or by mailing or emailing your written comments on the Draft SEIR to:

Lina Velasco, Community Development Director
City of Richmond Planning Division
450 Civic Center Plaza-2nd Floor
Richmond, CA 94804

In addition, future public hearings will be held on the various public entitlements and SEIR certification.

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Public Works Department: An essential service provider

The Public Works department has been deemed as an “essential” service provider during this time. Staff is being trained on the best practices to sanitize and stay safe from the COVID-19 virus. Staff is cleaning common areas multiple times a day with sanitizing solutions and taking every precaution to keep citizens and employees safe. We appreciate your support and patience with our staff.

Información para empresas pequeñas de parte del Renaissance Center

COVID-19 Preocupaciones de Pequeñas Empresas

Estimada comunidad de Renaissance, 

Espero que este correo electrónico los encuentre a usted y a su familia seguros y saludables durante este momento difícil. Como propietario o emprendedor de una pequeña empresa, ahora más que nunca, necesitará confiar en sus habilidades únicas de supervivencia para identificar y asegurar recursos para ayudar a mantener su negocio. Estoy segura de que alcanzará este objetivo. 

Le escribo para pedirle ayuda para completar una evaluación de una pequeña empresa, con respecto al impacto de Covid-19 en su empresa. No debería tomar más de 5 minutos completarlo. Nuestro objetivo es recopilar información para identificar e, idealmente, asegurar recursos para nuestra comunidad de propietarios de pequeñas empresas. 

No dude en comunicarse con nuestro equipo para cualquier duda o visite nuestro sitio web para ver los recursos disponibles actualmente.

Muchas gracias de antemano. 


Lucero De Leon

Program Manager, Renaissance East Bay

KCRT Datanet Update

Richmond Promise Response to COVID-19

In light of CDC recommendations, and the need to pivot our spring programming and scholarship review timeline, we will be cancelling the annual Scholars Celebration. This is unfortunate, but our number one priority is student/community health and safety, followed by ensuring scholarships are processed and supporting students to a successful college transition. 

In this time, disruptions to school, housing, and the ability to access technology resources means supporting our Scholars will be even MORE important than ever. We have sent messages to all college students to check in, assess their needs, and extend our support.

College Student Support: If you know a student who is facing financial or technology/internet needs due to campus remote-work or shut-down, please let us know, or have them contact us directly at, or call (510) 255-5218. We are compiling Student Resources here: 

You may have seen that Comcast is offering 2 months free internet to low income individuals who do not yet have an account. We have sent this to our students. 

WCCUSD School Closure & Meal Availability: All schools are closed until May 1st. Student meals can be picked up from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at the following nine schools: De Anza, Kennedy, Pinole Valley, Richmond, DeJean, Helms, Nystrom, Montalvin, Riverside. Stay up-to-date and find current resources here. 

These are our plans as of now and we will adjust our model to be responsive to the needs of our community during the COVID-19 crisis. The health and safety of our community is our first priority and we will do everything we can to continue to support our Scholars as we navigate this crisis. We also realize COVID-19 will have serious community-wide ramifications and if you are looking for more information and resources, please visit Contra Costa Health Services for the most up to date information.

Creating a college-going & graduating culture throughout Richmond


Solid Waste Services- IMPORTANT NOTICE

Republic Services:
The City has been notified by Republic Services that due to the outbreak of COVID-19, for the health and safety of collection vehicle drivers, employees and the community, certain services will be suspended temporarily. 

Effective Monday, March 30, and until further notice, Republic will be operating under the following guidelines:

  • Only cart/commercial bin contents will be collected.
  • Roll-off service will continue in routine business order.
  • Drivers will not be authorized to leave their vehicles to pick up wastes outside carts or commercial containers.
  • On-call Clean-ups of Bagged Materials and Bulky Household Items will be suspended temporarily.

The City and Republic Services are working hard to keep the community clean and safe, ensure high quality service with minimal service disruption while facing an unique challenge that requires dedicated focus on public health and safety.  On-call services will resume as soon as possible.

RecycleMore (West Contra Costa Integrated Waste Management Authority)
RecycleMore staff are working remotely and are still available to answer questions via email. For more information visit,

Suspended Services:

  • Door-to-Door HHW Collection for seniors and the disabled is temporarily suspended during the shelter in place.
  • West County Resource Recovery- Recycling and Buyback at 101 Pittsburg Ave in Richmond is temporarily suspended during the shelter in place (still open for Household Hazardous Waste drop off)
  • West County Resource Recovery- The free Compost give away on the first Wednesday of the month will be temporarily suspended during the shelter in place.
  • El Cerrito Recycling Center- The El Cerrito Recycling Center (as well as the HHW Collection on Tuesdays) is closed to the public during the shelter in place.

Open Services:

  • West County Household Hazardous Waste Facility

*Operating under regular business hours
Wednesday-Saturday 9:00 A.M. -4:00 P.M. (closed for lunch 12 NOON-12:30 P.M.).
101 Pittsburg Avenue in Richmond
Please call 1-888-412-9277 for more information

Virtual Recreation Center

Have you checked out the Library and Community Services Department virtual recreation center? We have lots of ideas and resources for you to do while you’re sheltering-in-place. Check them out and let us know if you do any activities. Stay tuned, because we’ll also be sharing details about our upcoming virtual egg hunt coming up soon.

We’re having a giveaway! From Monday, March 30th through April 7th, show us what you are doing to flatten the curve - tag us on Facebook @richmondcsd or Instagram @richmondcsd and use #richmondathome! The giveaway ends on April 7th at 5:00 P.M. and randomly selected winners will be announced on April 8th at 10:00 A.M. on our social media pages and City website for a chance to get a Target gift card!
States Water Resources Control Board News Advisory

  • Upcoming Events

Community Budget Meetings

Members of the community are invited to attend the City of Richmond’s community budget meetings hosted by the Finance Department. This is an opportunity to receive an overview of the City’s budget process, updates on the City’s finances, and a chance to ask questions to staff. The meetings will be held in the City Council Chambers at 440 Civic Center Plaza on April 20, 2020, at 1:30 P.M. and May 14, 2020, at 6:00 P.M.

  • Acknowledgements

Transparent Richmond

Check out Transparent Richmond (, the City of Richmond’s city-wide open data and performance reporting system. The open data platform currently spans 11 city departments and contains over 300 datasets, visualizations, and performance measures, many of which feature monthly, weekly or daily updates.

Transparent Richmond aims to accomplish the following:

  • Improve the collective understanding of all city services
  • Automate performance data to help track and meet budget and service goals
  • Leverage evidence-based analysis to develop innovative solutions that improve the quality of city services

The city plans to add more datasets and visualizations over time and invites the community to propose additional information for the site. To nominate new data and visualizations, visit

  • Information Technology

Website Statistics for the week of March 27, 2020

Page previews increased by 75%
Video views increased by 900%
Profile visits increased by 183%
Followers are UP!


KCRT aired Council and West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) meetings.

“Classic Movies” (Classic Hollywood Movies)                                   
“The Kamla Show” (Talk Show)                                                           
“Car Guy Channel” (Auto series)                                                         
“Sidewalks Entertainment” (Celebrity, Music, Lifestyle and Arts) 
“The Jet Set” (Travel)                                                                  
“Creature Features” (Horror Movies)                                       

All of the above shows have encore runs throughout the week.
You may find the full schedule at

  • Internal Services


Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-21 Budget Development

This week, staff completed entry of their departments’ budgets in the MUNIS financial system. The Finance Department began entering salary and benefits data in the budget projection, and calculating cost pool allocations. The first budget hearing with the city manager and department heads is scheduled for April 1st to review the preliminary budget.

Open Requests For Bids/Request For Proposals

Library and Community Services

As-needed electrical contractor services for the Transportation Division

Due: 4/6/20

  • Library and Community Services

Employment and Training

Summer Youth Employment Program 2020 Worksite Application

Are you a business or non-profit that is interested in hosting young adults this summer? Complete the online application and we’ll be in touch.

Many of our local businesses have committed to support our Richmond youth by providing meaningful work experiences and safe work environment. YouthWORKS is excited to partner with you to provide a meaningful work experience for Richmond youth this summer.

Through this experience, you will be able to provide guidance and training for youth in our community. Your participation will allow young people to develop positive work habits, attitudes and the valuable job skills necessary to enter the workforce prepared and qualified to be productive employees. Watch our partnership accomplishments by clicking

Our goal is to at least put $1,300 in gross wages in the youth’s pocket this summer.  The SYEP will pay all wages, taxes, workman’s comp, and cover liability, etc.  Jobs can be part time or full time, but we ask that the worksite be able to provide a full 100 hours of meaningful work.

For More Information contact Bouakhay Phongboupha  (510) 307-8050
Visit us at YouthWORKS - 330 25th Street Richmond, CA 94804.

Thank you for working with the City of Richmond, Employment & Training Department, and the Office of YouthWORKS Program.

SYEP 2020 worksite announcement
Transportation Services Division

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Recreation Services/Community Services

Egg Hunt & Community Information Day, and Park Rx Day - CANCELLED

These events are cancelled until further notice.


38th Annual Senior Information and Health Faire; May 13th, 2020

The City of Richmond Community Services Department and the Richmond Commission on Aging are proud to sponsor the 38th Annual Senior Information and Health Faire. This event will be held at the Richmond Memorial Auditorium at 403 Civic Center Plaza, on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 NOON.

All businesses, agencies or individuals who are interested in senior health and wellness are cordially invited to participate in this festive day. Space will be made available for groups to display information, give demonstrations, hand out information and/or register prospective clients.  All businesses, agencies or individuals interested in participating must complete the application form and return by Friday, May 1, 2020, to Richmond Senior Center (RSC) staff.

If you have any questions, please contact RSC staff at (510) 307-8087.  Thank you and we look forward to another successful event with your participation.

38th Annual Senior Information Health Faire Flyer 2020

  • Public Work


Abatement crews removed homeless encampments (prior to the Contra Costa County shelter-in-place) on the Richmond Parkway, removed weeds from the lower area of the Richmond Parkway, responded to an after-hours call from the Fire Department to board up a burnt building, dismantled and disposed of abandoned boats, and removed illegal dumping and graffiti from various locations throughout the City.

Homeless Encampments

Richmond Parkway Weed Abatement

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Emergency Board-Up

Boat Dismantling

Illegal Dumping

Graffitti Abatement

Facilities Maintenance

Stationary Engineers performed daily pool maintenance and Civic Center Plaza boiler inspections, attended COVID-19 training, installed safety signs and removed the fire hoses throughout the Civic Center Auditiorium, installed new piping at Fire Station #61, repaired oil supply pipe in the Mechanics bay, fixed the thermostat and tested the furnace at the Senior Annex, replaced the apparatus door belt at Fire Station #68, replaced the solenoid valve at the Plunge, and repaired the washing machine at Fire Station #62.

Pipe Replacement at Fire Station #61

Utility Workers are continuing to sanitize areas multiple times a day, set up meeting rooms and serviced 29 City-owned facilities.

Parks and Landscaping

General fund crews removed debris from all parks, edged Booker T. Anderson Park, continued maintenance on the Carlson Boulevard medians, removed the illegal dumping at Boorman Park, removed weeds from the medians on San Pablo Avenue, mowed the parks on the west side of the City, and removed weeds fom the Monterey Playlot.

Weed abatement Monterey playlotIllegal Dumping Boorman Park
Weed abatement                                    Illegal dumping
at Monterey Playlot                                at Boorman Park

Tree crews cut or removed trees on: South 16th Street, Hellings Avenue, Florida Avenue, Key Boulevard and Ventura Avenue.

Marina Districtcrews continued with weed abatement on the Bay Trail, removed debris from all parks, removed weeds from the medians, removed weeds on Marina Way and Regatta Boulevard, irrigation repairs and start-ups in Lucrecia Edwards and Marina Bay Park, mowed lawns, and removed graffiti throughout the district.

Bay Trail Weed Abatement
Bay Trail Maintenance

Hilltop District crewscontinued general maintenance around the business area, continued with maintenance around Hilltop Lake, completed weed abatement on Robert Miller Drive medians, irrigation repairs in multiple areas, started weed abatement at Bay Vista Park, removed a tree on Blume Drive, removed weeds around the auto plaza monument, and completed weed abatement on Richmond Parkway between San Pablo Avenue and Atlas Road.

CCV Weed Abatement 2
Country Club Vista Maintenance

Pavement Maintenance

Paving crews completed performed storm patrol and worked from the outstanding pothole list.


Prep for Speed Hump Install @ 2135 EsmondAsphalt Speed Hump
Street crew filling potholes
Filling potholes

Hotmix patchingHotmix patching (3)
Hotmix Patching

Street Sweeping crews swept the following Neighborhood Council districts on the fourth Monday through Friday in; Santa Fe, Point Richmond, Marina Bay, Coronado, Metro Richmore Village, Pullman, Cortez/Stege, Park Plaza, Laurel Park, City Center, Richmond Annex, Parkview, Panhandle Annex and Eastshore as the weather permitted.

Traffic Signs and Lines staff fabricated two signs, installed 24 signs, repaired seven damaged signs, reset three poles, installed seven poles, and painted 45ft of white street markings.

Approach Lines and Chevron installed at the Richmond Marina westbound on Peninsula DrPedestrian Signs installed at 45th and Fall ave(2)
Markings and pole installations

Pedestrian Signs installed at 45th and Fall aveKeep Right and Type-N Signs installed in median at Hilltop Mall Dr
San Joaquin and Panama Street Name Sign installStreet Sweeping Sings installed at City Hall Parking lots
Signs Installation

Water Resource Recovery Division

Macdonald & Virginia Wet Weather Improvement Projects

Forde tying in new sewer pipe into m.h 24th Nevin w.e 3.20.20
Local Richmond contractor is tying in new pipe to a
manhole on 24th Street & Nevin Avenue.

Forde installing sewer pipe in alley w.e 3.20.20Forde connecting lateral in alley w.e 3.20.20
Local Richmond contractor is installing new pipe and connecting a lateral pipe to the new sewer main in an alleyway between 12th & 13th Street near Florida Avenue.

Sewer Lateral Grant Program

The City of Richmond’s Water Resource Recovery Department administers the Sewer Lateral Grant Program. The program reimburses eligible homeowners in the Richmond Municipal Sewer District (RMSD No. 1) for some of the cost to replace their sewer lateral.

The program is open and accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Fiscal Year. 

For more information about the Sewer Lateral Grant Program, please visit or call (510) 620-6594.



Thank you for keeping up with the activities in the City of Richmond.  Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments about these or any other items of interest to you.

Thank You!

Laura Snideman
City Manager
City of Richmond
450 Civic Center Plaza
Richmond, California 94804
(510) 620-6512

You can sign up to receive the City Manager’s weekly report and other information from the City of Richmond by visiting:

See below for options to connect with the City of Richmond.

Connecting with the City of Richmond

Using the City of Richmond Mobile Application:
The City of Richmond mobile app provides Richmond’s community members with one-stop access to City services and information via mobile devices. The app allows quick and real-time reporting of neighborhood-related issues; viewing the City’s events calendar; finding addresses and phone numbers of local businesses, city departments and council members.  The City of Richmond’s mobile phone app is available on the Apple App store and Google Play store.

We welcome your comments at
COR Connect Service Concern and Issues 1
COR Connect Service Concern and Issues 2
COR Connect Service Concern and Issues 3
COR Connect Service Concern and Issues 4

To contact us by phone:

The City’s website ( provides a department and staff directory at

If you’re not sure which department you need to contact, we encourage you to phone the City Manager’s office at (510) 620-6512.

Using the CORConnect Application on the City’s Website:
You can use the CORConnect button on the City’s website ( to report any comments, questions or concerns regarding the work being done by City staff.  The CORConnect issues go directly to the responsible department, and the city manager reviews reported issues on a regular basis to determine if City staff members are responding appropriately.  If you do not feel that you have received a satisfactory response, please contact the City Manager’s Office at (510) 620-6512.
To access CORConnect select the CORConnect button on the homepage of the City website.

Alternatively, you can select the COR Connect button on any other webpage on the left hand side of the page.

On the next screen under Report an Issue select Report Issue/Concern to create a report or Search Issue/Concerns to look up a previously reported issue.  You can also look up previously submitted issues to check on the current status if you provided you name, phone number or email when you submitted it. 

On the page, you can also look up information on a parcel, see permits issued and look up business license information.  If you have a current business license you can pay to renew it online with a credit card.

The recommended browsers are: Microsoft Edge, or Microsoft Internet Explorer version 11 using the compatibility mode. It can be found in the upper right corner of Internet Explorer: click on the "gear" icon and select Compatibility View Settings, then add the site to the list and click "Close".
The City of Richmond is looking forward to feedback from the community on CORConnect. We welcome your comments at

Irene Perdomo
Executive Assistant to the City Manager
City Manager’s Office
450 Civic Center Plaza
Richmond, CA  94804
Direct: 510-621-1264
Main: 510-620-6512