Richmond Neighborhood Coordinating Council Meeting
May 14th, 2012
330 25th St., Conference Room 1
The meeting started off with a presentation by Finance Director James Groins.
This year, the City will adopt its first Five-Year Financial Plan. The plan provides a snapshot of possible projected fiscal outcomes and their impacts on maintaining the City's current service levels and policies.
Accomplishments for Fiscal Year 2011-2012 include:
Installed 67 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Curb ramps.
Repaired 13,567 Square feet of sidewalks.
Replaced 89 Series Street Lights.
Relined 12,500 linear feet of sewer pipeline.
Resurfaced 68 City blocks.
Finance Director James Goins
presentation on Richmond’s financial status
For more information on the City of Richmond's financial outlook: Click here
Code Enforcement Chief Tim Higares encouraged people to place their empty recycling and trash receptacles out of view from the street. He reported that he has received numerous complaints from people regarding this matter. He said although citations are few regarding this, they will be issued if the problems persist.
Tim Higares, Richmond Code Enforcement, second from right;
to his right, Richmond Police Chief, Chris Magnus
Mr. Higares went on to talk about illegal dumping and how it adversely affects our community. Last year the City removed 33 tons of trash, and over 1,500 mattresses. Over 216 hours were devoted to removing graffiti at over 210 locations. And 192 tires were removed from City streets.
To report illegal dumping in progress call the police immediately at (510) 233-1214.
To report something that's been illegally dumped call (510) 965-4905
Environmental Manager Lynne Scarpa encouraged everyone to be vigilant in fighting mosquitos this year by emptying bird baths twice a week and dumping any standing water found around the home and yard.
Other departments reporting at tonight's meeting were:
- Public Works, Yader Bermudez
- Engineering Services, Edric Kwan
- City Manager, Rochelle Monk
- Mayor's Office, Marilyn Langlois
- Planning Dept., Senior Planner
John Oster, President of Greenbriar Neighborhood Council
All photographs by John Oster