Nov 11, 2023
We Need REAL SOLUTIONS to reduce pollution and congestion leading to Richmond-San Rafael Bridge
The right path to reducing pollution and congestion leading to Richmond-San Rafael Bridge
Jul 14, 2023
Urgent Action Needed to Address Dangerous Working Conditions for Richmond's Public Safety Workers
The City of Richmond has been grappling with a pressing issue that demands our immediate attention: the perilous working conditions faced by our public safety workers.
Jun 30, 2023
Thoughts on Tragic Loss of the Historic International Hotel
What can we do to remember this important historical site and the pivotal role of the Pullman Porters in Richmond’s history?
Recently, Councilwoman Robinson had the pleasure of attending the Pullman Neighborhood Council meeting where we celebrated the 90th birthday of Council President Mrs. Naomi Williams and sat together discussing many issues of concern to local neighbors.
Jun 19, 2023
Safeguarding Richmond: A Comprehensive Approach to Wildfire Prevention
As Richmond grapples with the pressing need for a wildfire prevention plan, City Council fully understands the urgency and significance of taking action to protect both the community's lives, homes and residents' health.
Given the ongoing and deepening climate crisis, we must be both proactive AND thoughtful in our response to the escalating threat of wildfires.
Jun 17, 2023
Leaders from the Black Community meet with Congressman Garamendi
Sending deep gratitude to Joe Fisher for his insightful leadership for hosting a critical conversation with Richmond Black Leaders and Congressman Garamendi…
Hopefully this is the first of many meetings and this circle of leadership will expand as we move towards putting strategies and solutions in action!
Jun 6, 2023
This City Council is Moving Forward Together!
Richmond City Council Gains Clarity and Alignment through Goal-Setting Process
Richmond City Council has embarked on a process to establish collective goals and priorities to guide their actions in the upcoming budget year.
Three separate special council meetings facilitated by Henry Gardener, Councilmembers 1) shared their goals and objectives, 2) worked with city staff to understand which goals were already in process in order to better organize the collective list of goals and objectives, and finally, 3) they voted on the consolidated list of goals and objectives emerging from the process with this list of goals and objectives.
Jun 1, 2023
Hope Emerging from Darkness
Flag Raising Ceremony for Richmond PRIDE and Juneteenth
Today Council Member Robinson had the pleasure of participating in the flag raising ceremony in celebration for PRIDE month and Juneteenth. During the ceremony thoughts were offered on perseverance in the face of oppression - how by standing in our power and having pride in who we are as people or culturally we can become the positive role models our children need to grow up strong, healthier and perhaps more embraced than past generations.
May 31, 2023
Richmond City Council Takes Action to Strengthen Rental Inspection Program for Tenant Protection
In an effort to address the pressing issue of subpar housing conditions and protect tenants' rights, Richmond Mayor Martinez and Council Member Doria Robinson are spearheading a crucial initiative to tighten the city's rental inspection program. This move aims to alleviate the burden placed on tenants and ensure that landlords are held accountable for maintaining safe and habitable rental units.
May 30, 2023
Reviving MLK Community Center project
Richmond City Councilmember Doria Robinson has set her sights on revitalizing the Martin Luther King Community Center, a project that has been in the works for quite some time. During the recent council meeting, Robinson discovered over $200,000 earmarked for the center's development. This allocation of funds was part of an insurance settlement.
May 29, 2023
AC Transit Realign Plan: Shaping the Future of Public Transit in Richmond
As the pandemic continues to reshape our daily lives, it has also had a profound impact on public transit systems across the country. Richmond's own Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) has experienced a significant decline in ridership, leading to budget shortfalls and operational challenges. In response to these unprecedented circumstances, AC Transit has launched the Realign Plan—a comprehensive assessment of every bus line within their service network—to address the changing travel patterns and realign their services to meet the needs of the community.
May 28, 2023
Advocating for Homekey Grant Program to Tackle Homelessness
Richmond City Council Member, Doria Robinson, is making waves in her efforts to address homelessness in the city. Through her dedication and determination, she aims to create diverse housing options that provide support and a path to permanent housing for those experiencing homelessness.
May 27, 2023
Expanding Soccer Fields in Richmond: A Positive Step Towards a Safer and Healthier Community
As the liaison for the City Council on the Park and Recreation Commission, Councilmember Doria Robinson has passionately advocated for creating more soccer fields in Richmond. She believes in the positive impact soccer fields have had on her neighborhood and emphasizes the need to extend these benefits to other neighborhoods within the city.
May 27, 2023
Thank you to Public Works Staff for Maintaining Mira Flores Project Area
Sending a huge THANK YOU to City Public Works staff who are out this morning mowing the Mira Flores project site trying to keep it better maintained until other responsible parties step forward to realize the inspiring vision for this site.
City of Richmond Public Works
May 26, 2023
Nystrom Village Redevelopment Project Gains Momentum: Revitalizing Richmond's Housing Landscape
Nystrom Village, one of the last remaining properties under the Richmond Housing Authority, needs a transformation. Councilmember Doria Robinson, a dedicated member of the Richmond City Council, is championing a project to replace dilapidated public housing with a vibrant, inclusive community. She understands the challenges faced during the pandemic. She believes in the importance of securing pre-construction funds to jumpstart the development and improve living conditions for current and future residents.
May 24, 2023
A Roadmap to Miraflores: Unraveling the Past and Paving the Way Forward
City Council Member Doria Robinson delved into the complex history of the long-awaited Miraflores project. Robinson wished to shed light on the project's convoluted journey, current challenges, and potential opportunities.