The Bernie Sanders of the East Bay is exploring run for Lt. Gov.

Richmond Councilmember Gayle McLaughlinformed an exploratory committee for statelieutenant governor.RICHMONDAs a Richmond mayor and councilmember Gayle McLaughlin railed against Chevron, one of the most powerful corporations in the world, for its environmental indecency, sought to protect residents from the cold grip of home foreclosures by Big Banks through eminent domain and backed working people and … Continue reading The Bernie Sanders of the East Bay is exploring run for Lt. Gov.

Richmond Councilmember Jovanka Beckles announces run for open 15th Assembly District

Richmond Councilmember Jovanka Becklessays her campaign for the 15th AssemblyDistrict will not accept corporate donations.15TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICTWith 15th District Assemblymember Tony Thurmond running for state superintendent next year, Richmond Councilmember Jovanka Beckles is the first to officially announce a campaign to be his replacement in the Richmond, Berkeley, and Oakland Hills assembly seat.In a primary … Continue reading Richmond Councilmember Jovanka Beckles announces run for open 15th Assembly District

Richmond progressives warn of fraudulent rent control petition

A Richmond resident and member of the Service Employees International Union describes her interaction with a petitioner seeking to repeal the city's rent control ordinance.RICHMOND CITY COUNCIL | The Richmond Progressive Alliance say a petition purporting to support the City Council’s recent rent control ordinance is actually a ruse aiming to undercut the position."This petition … Continue reading Richmond progressives warn of fraudulent rent control petition

Richmond mayor’s e-blast

Richmond Mayor Tom ButtRICHMOND CITY COUNCIL | Give Richmond Mayor Tom Butt credit for not only laying out his opinions, but putting them in writing. His personal "e-forum" is just about the most frank set of opinion you will ever find from an elected official.This week he used the platform to blast councilmembers belonging to the Richmond … Continue reading Richmond mayor’s e-blast