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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

We Need REAL SOLUTIONS to reduce pollution and congestion leading to Richmond-San Rafael Bridge

Jul 18, 2023

Healthy Foods, Support for Local Farmers and Jobs for Richmond Youth

New Farmer's Market proposed for the Richmond Marina

Healthy Foods, Support for Local Farmers and Jobs for Richmond Youth

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.

Urgent Action Needed to Address Dangerous Working Conditions for Richmond's 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.

Thoughts on Tragic Loss of the Historic International Hotel 

Jun 27, 2023

Mira Flores UPDATE: Foreclosures delayed but still moving forward

Continuing to push through to realize the Mira Flores Project

Mira Flores UPDATE: Foreclosures delayed but still moving forward

Jun 21, 2023

Home Key Grant UPDATE: Motel 6 Conversion Supportive Living

Finding $4.9M to keep this project moving forward

Home Key Grant UPDATE: Motel 6 Conversion Supportive Living

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.

Safeguarding Richmond: A Comprehensive Approach to Wildfire Prevention

Jun 17, 2023

What a BEAUTIFUL Juneteenth!

What a BEAUTIFUL Juneteenth!

What a BEAUTIFUL Juneteenth!

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!

Leaders from the Black Community meet with Congressman Garamendi

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. 

This City Council is Moving Forward Together!

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.

Hope Emerging from Darkness

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.

Richmond City Council Takes Action to Strengthen Rental Inspection Program for Tenant Protection

May 31, 2023

Martin Luther King Jr Center Development UPDATE

NURVE meets agreeing to start a new community engagement process to update center design

Martin Luther King Jr Center Development UPDATE

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.

Reviving MLK Community Center project

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.

AC Transit Realign Plan: Shaping the Future of Public Transit in Richmond

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.

Advocating for Homekey Grant Program to Tackle 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.

Expanding Soccer Fields in Richmond: A Positive Step Towards a Safer and Healthier Community

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

Thank you to Public Works Staff for Maintaining Mira Flores Project Area

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.

Nystrom Village Redevelopment Project Gains Momentum: Revitalizing Richmond's Housing Landscape

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.

A Roadmap to Miraflores:  Unraveling the Past and Paving the Way Forward
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