Press Release: Chevron Offers Richmond $61 Million to Approve Refinery Expansion

Submitted by News Desk on Tue, 07/15/2008 - 10:00pm
Richmond Residents and Bay Area Community say, “Our Health is Not for Sale.” In a last minute effort to lock-in City Council approval for Chevron’s refinery expansion, yesterday Chevron presented the City of Richmond with a $61 million dollar ‘Community Benefit Agreement’ (CBA). The Agreement, submitted to the city council in closed session immediately before the public council hearing, would reportedly include $6.75 million for jobs and education programs, $6 million for community health programs, and requires the City Council’s approval of the expansion project.

Tensions Run High Over Refinery Expansion Plan

Submitted by News Desk on Mon, 07/14/2008 - 10:00pm
RICHMOND, Calif. -- More than 400 people packed Richmond's City Council chambers Tuesday night as the council debated Chevron's controversial request to expand and upgrade its Richmond refinery.

But the Council put off a decision until Wednesday, when it will hold a special session.

Union members were on hand to support the project and to demand that Chevron guarantee them some of the hundreds of jobs the energy giant says the upgrade would create.

Richmond City Council to shrink to seven members in November election

Submitted by News Desk on Fri, 07/11/2008 - 10:00pm
by Katherine Tam

The race for Richmond City Council, always lively and politically charged, promises to be more so in November as incumbents and challengers vie for fewer seats on a shrinking body.

The council will downsize from nine members to seven at the end of this year. The terms of five members — Nat Bates, Tom Butt, John Marquez, Harpreet Sandhu and Tony Thurmond — are up Nov. 4, but the smaller council means at least two incumbents will not return.


Richmond hoping ferry service can be revived

Submitted by News Desk on Fri, 07/11/2008 - 11:52am
Richmond looking at reviving routes across Bay

A lot can happen in eight years.

Hundreds of homes have cropped up near Richmond's waterfront. About 600 employees walk the halls of the once-vacant Ford Assembly Building. Businesses have opened their doors. Ferry service from Richmond to San Francisco debuted and died.


Will Richmond, Calif., Be the First to Stand Up to Chevron?

Submitted by News Desk on Mon, 07/07/2008 - 10:00pm
Richmond could be the first US city to decide to stand up to the Chevron oil company and impose a cap on its plans for further expansion.

On July 15 the Richmond, California City Council has a chance to make history. On that day it could be the first city in the United States to decide to protect the health of its residents and stand up to the Chevron oil company and impose a cap on its plans for further expansion.

Letters: Richmond's great place with ice cream

Submitted by News Desk on Sat, 07/05/2008 - 10:00pm

Housing overlooked in Richmond story

Editor - I just read your article about Richmond ("Heading home," June 29). Thank you for the fair article. So often the city gets only negative comments. You did, however, miss one very interesting piece of real estate information.

Richmond seeking developer for pre-war nursery

Submitted by News Desk on Sat, 07/05/2008 - 10:00pm

With financing for housing in trouble, Richmond city officials are hunting for a private developer with the financial wherewithal to help build more than 200 new housing units at a pre-World War II Japanese flower nurseries.

Dubbed the Miraflores Housing Project, the plan calls for as many as 120 townhouses or condominiums and 90 apartments for seniors at Florida Avenue and South 45th Street.



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