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Bid Alert: Rumrill Complete Streets (0700)

Dear Council of Industries, A new bid request was posted by City of San Pablo - Public Works / Engineering Dept which meets your selected criteria. Project Title: Rumrill Complete Streets Release Date: February 25, 2021 7:52 PM (Pacific) Bid Due Date: March 25, 2021 2:00 PM (Pacific) Please visit the bid details for more information.

City Council highlights (not for distribution) — February 16, 2021

RICHMOND CITY COUNCIL FERUARY 16, 2021
  1. ROLL CALL: Councilmember Bates started the meeting but due to technical issues, he dropped out of the meeting before Item D. All other councilmembers present.
  2. ELECTION OF THE VICE MAYOR FOR 2021
  1. CITY COUNCIL CONSENT CALENDAR
H-8 ADOPT a resolution in support of reaching the goal of 100% zero emission new vehicle sales in California by 2030 - Councilmember McLaughlin (620-6636)   H-10 ADOPT a resolution in support of recommending that the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) adopt the strongest health and safety protections in its amendments to BAAQMD Regulation 6, Rule 5 on Particulate Emissions from Petroleum Refinery Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Units - Councilmember Martinez (620-6593).
  • Consent items passed with Councilmember Bates absent.
 
I. BUDGET SESSION
I-1. REVIEW the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-21 operating and capital improvement budgets at mid-year, and ADOPT a resolution approving the proposed FY 2020-21 budget adjustments - City Manager's Office/Finance Department (Laura Snideman/LaShonda White/Belinda Brown 620-6741).
  • General Fund Revenue Increase: $10.7M
  • General Fund Expenditures Increase: -$6.3M
  • Mid-year Surplus 2.3% $4.4M
  • Unmet Needs: COLA, frozen positions, negative fund balances, backlog of deferred maintenance, unmet policy on reserve levels, OPE liability, unfunded CalPERS liability, one-time expenditures
  • Unknown Items: placeholder items (contractual issues), COVID budget impacts, changes in CalPERS costs, results of classification and compensation study, Reimagine task Force recommendations.
  1. COUNCIL AS A WHOLE
 J-1. DISCUSS and DIRECT staff to explore options for additional eviction protections for Richmond residential renters during the local state of emergency due to COVID-19 so as to preserve the public health and safety threatened by COVID-19 and to keep residents of Richmond housed - Councilmember McLaughlin (620-6636) and Councilmember Willis (412-2050).
  • Willis motion/McLaughlin second, passes with Butt voting no and Bates absent.
J-2. DIRECT staff to request representatives from the Chevron Richmond Refinery, the United States Coast Guard, San Francisco Baykeeper, California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, and the Office of Spill Recovery and Response attend the Richmond City Council meeting on February 23, 2021, to present reports on the causes, responses and probable impacts of the spill incident on February 9, 2021, and coordinate with these agencies to be prepared to present monthly updated reports on the spill incident to inform the council of causal reports and remediation activities required of Chevron by the agencies - Councilmember Jimenez (620-6565).
  • Chevron, BayKeeper, Randy Sauer, Fish and Wildlife, Hazardous Materials Commission – several of these agencies were available to answer questions regarding the incident and response. 
  • These representatives will return to Council on 02/23.
  • Councilmember Jimenez added to the item directing staff to study just transition of the refinery.
  • Mayor Butt stated that this was not part of the agenda item and therefore should be placed on future agendas.
  • Jimenez and Martinez stated that this would be a request of staff to study. McLaughlin added that this should include compensation to the City for loss of revenue.
  • Martinez motion/Jimenez second “Direct staff to research case studies from other cities that have had transitions from fossil fuel industries and engage local partners in putting together a set of recommendations to counsel on how to plan for a just transition.”
  • Vote: Passes with Bates absent, Butt voting no stating that this needs to be studied but there are more important items to focus on.
 

Small Business Administration

Small Business Administration image Created in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to help small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. The SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses.

Educational Information

WCCUSD – www.wccusd.net
  • School Closure Info & Student Resources
  • 1108 Bissell Ave Richmond 94801
  • 510)231-1195
Richmond Promise – richmondpromise.org
  • College Student Support: (510) 255-5218, info@richmondpromise.org
  • Scholarship Deadline Info & Support: Contact
  • 510)230-0422
  • Miguel Molina (530)794-8326 mmolina@richmondpromise.org or
  • Ana Perez (510)775-106 aperez@richmondpromise.org
RYSE Center – rysecenter.org East Bay Center for the Performing Arts – www.eastbaycenter.org

Small Business

Small Business Administration
  • 455 Market St., Suite 600, San Francisco 94105
  • (415)744-6820
  • www.sba.gov
  • sfomail@sba.gov

RFQ/RFP/BIDS/PROJECT TRACKING

City of Richmond
  • Bids On Line
  • Ci.richmond.ca.us/2767/Bids-Online
  • Purchasing Department
  • (510)620-6699
  • purchasing@ci.richmond.ca.us
TRACKit- City project search, permits & licensing
  • www.Etrackit.ci.richmond.ca.us
Planning & Building Department University of California, Berkeley
  • To obtain information on bidding on projects, go to: www.Calusource.net
  • For questions, send to: support@gep.com
Public Sector / Bids
  • https://solutions.planetbids.com/

Contacts

Supervisor John Gioia 11780 San Pablo Ave., Suite D, El Cerrito 94530 (510)231-8686; fax (510)374-3429 John_gioia@bos.cccounty.us State of California Governor Gavin Newsom 1303 10th St., Suite 1173, Sacramento 95814 (916)445-2841; fax (916)558-3160 www.gov.ca.gov

Contra Costa County

County Administration Building 651 Pine St. R107, Martinez www.contracosta.ca.gov Mayors’ Conference:

Health

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
  • www.cdc.gov
  • Signup for emails: www.tools.cdc.gov
Health Care Providers in Richmond
  • Kaiser Permanente (866) 454-8855
  • LifeLong Medical Care (510) 981-4100

Safety

Richmond Police Department
  • 1701 Regatta Blvd, Richmond 94804
  • (510)233-1214; fax (510)620-6880
  • Chief Bisa French
  • Lt. Matt Stonebraker – Public Information Officer
  • Media Line: (510)621-1204
  • mstonebraker@richmondpd.net
  • Emergencies dial 911
Richmond Fire Department
  • 440 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond 94804
  • (510)307-8031; fax (510)307-8048
  • Chief Adrian Shepherd
  • Adrian_shepheard@ci.richmond.ca.us
  • Non-emergency inquiries fire@ci.richmond.ca.us
  • Emergencies dial 911
Richmond Office of Emergency Services
  • Genevieve Pastor-Cohen, Emergency Services Manager
  • (510)620-6866; fax (510)307-8048
  • Genevieve_pastor-cohen@ci.richmond.ca.us

Utilities

CITY OF RICHMOND – CITY COUNCIL

Physical Address:

440 Civic Center Plaza Richmond, CA 94804 Phone: 510-620-6581 Fax: 510-620-6824 Link: http://www.ci.richmond.ca.us/CityCouncil

Contacts

Mayor Tom Butt tom.butt@intres.com (510)620-6503 Mayor’s office (510)236-7435 work#

Nathaniel Bates natbates@comcast.net (510)620-6743 city office (510)235-7044 home

Ben Choi Ben_choi@ci.richmond.ca.us (510)620-6565

Demnlus Johnson, III Demnlus_johnson@ci.richmond.ca.us (510)620-6568

Eduardo Martinez Eduardo_martinez@ci.richmond.ca.us (510)620-6593

Jael Myrick Jael_myrick@ci.richmond.ca.us (510)620-6636

Melvin Willis Melvin_willis@ci.richmond.ca.us (510)412-2050

City Council Liaison: Trina Jackson Trina_jackson@ci.richmond.ca.us (510)620-6581

City of Richmond

450 Civic Center Plaza Richmond CA 94804

Covid 19 Links

CITY OF RICHMOND COVID INFORMATION:  https://www.ci.richmond.ca.us/3914/Richmond-Coronavirus-Info
CONTRA COSTA COUNTY COVID INFORMATION:  https://www.coronavirus.cchealth.org/
STATE OF CALIFORNIA COVID INORMATION:  https://covid19.ca.gov/
CARES ACT for business, employees, individuals:  https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/cares
Of special interest, via the website, are the following links:

East Bay Economic Development Alliance

East Bay Economic Development Alliance image Founded in 1990, the East Bay Economic Development Alliance (East Bay EDA) was born out of the recognition by top leaders of the need to work together and tackle shared challenges. Today, East Bay EDA is a 150+ member organization that serves as the regional voice and networking resource for strengthening the economy, building the workforce and enhancing the quality of life in the East Bay. We are a cross-sector, public-private partnership that promotes strategic economic development throughout Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. For over 30 years East Bay EDA has convened diverse networks of business, government, and community leaders who embrace the extraordinary value of our region as an unrivaled place to live, work, and do business.

League of California Cities

League of California Cities image The League of California Cities is an association of California city officials who work together to enhance their knowledge and skills, exchange information, and combine resources so that they may influence policy decisions that affect cities.

The Industrial Association of Contra Costa County

The Industrial Association of Contra Costa County image Our Mission is to support and promote the manufacturing and industrial community by leveraging our members and our collective resources, in order to engage in public policy advocacy, education and relationship building, to ensure the continued success of manufacturing in our region.

East Bay Leadership Council

East Bay Leadership Council image `The East Bay Leadership Council is on a mission to increase economic vitality and quality of life in East Bay. Over the last 80 years we have established a reputation for effective advocacy, built a network of influential leaders, and delivered valuable marketing opportunities to our members. We are just getting started and we hope you will join us.

El Cerrito Chamber of Commerce

El Cerrito Chamber of Commerce image The Chamber of Commerce supports El Cerrito businesses and community.

Richmond Chamber of Commerce

Richmond Chamber of Commerce image The Richmond Chamber of Commerce exists to provide services, resources and advocacy to foster growth in the business community and benefit West Contra Costa County. We believe a healthy community can only be maintained by a strong local economy. The Richmond Chamber represents and works for our members, which include businesses and organizations not only located in Richmond but those located elsewhere and doing business in Richmond. We carry out our mission with a five-part approach:
  • Representing Business to Government
  • Promoting the Community
  • Creating a Strong Local Economy
  • Providing Networking Opportunities and Business Connections
  • Taking Political Action

Congressman Mike Thompson

Congressman Mike Thompson image Mike Thompson represents California's 5th Congressional District. The district includes all of Napa and parts of Contra Costa, Lake, Solano and Sonoma Counties. He was first elected in 1998. Prior to serving in Congress, Thompson represented California's 2nd District in the California State Senate, where he chaired the powerful Budget Committee.

Transparent Richmond

Transparent Richmond image Check out Transparent Richmond (www.transparentrichmond.org), the City of Richmond’s city-wide open data and performance reporting system. The open data platform currently spans 11 city departments and contains over 300 datasets, visualizations, and performance measures, many of which feature monthly, weekly or daily updates.

State Senator Nancy Skinner

State Senator Nancy Skinner image Elected in November 2016, state Sen. Nancy Skinner represents California’s 9th Senate District, which includes the cities of Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito, Emeryville, El Sobrante, Hercules, Kensington, Oakland, Piedmont, Pinole, Richmond, Rodeo, San Leandro, and San Pablo. A social justice advocate, energy and climate change trailblazer, and accomplished legislator, Skinner completed three terms in the state Assembly.

Richmond Main Street Initiative

Richmond Main Street Initiative image https://www.richmondmainstreet.org/ 510-236-4049 1600 Nevin Plaza, Richmond, CA 94801 The Richmond Main Street Initiative, Inc. is a community-based nonprofit corporation dedicated to revitalizing historic Downtown Richmond as a pedestrian-friendly urban village, offering products, services, arts, and entertainment that reflect the community’s rich and diverse heritage.

Supervisor John Gioia

Supervisor John Gioia image John Gioia is Chair of the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors. First elected in 1998, John has been overwhelmingly re-elected five times and represents 210,000 residents in the western most urban and diverse area of the county. He previously served for 10 years on the East Bay Municipal Utility District Board, serving as President in 1995 and 1996.

Contra Costa County Planning & Applications

Contra Costa County Planning & Applications image https://www.contracosta.ca.gov/4782/Planning-Applications The Application and Permit Center strives to make permit processing easier for applicant seeking land use or building permits by providing clear information, a solid understanding of the development process, and excellent customer service.

Congressman Mark DeSaulnier

Congressman Mark DeSaulnier image Congressman Mark DeSaulnier was elected to Congress in 2014 and proudly represents California’s 11th Congressional District, which includes the majority of Contra Costa County. For more than 30 years, Mark has been a leader on issues of importance to working families including guaranteeing a livable wage, ensuring education is affordable and accessible, making investments in job training, and keeping good paying jobs here at home.

City of San Pablo

City of San Pablo image https://www.sanpabloca.gov/ 510-215-3000 13831 San Pablo Avenue, San Pablo, CA 94806 Looking for local laws, important upcoming events, government bid requests, reporting concerns, or wanting to learn about what the local government plans are? The City of San Pablo website has a plethora of information to help you learn what you need.

City of Rodeo

Rodeo, California is an unincorporated area within Contra Costa County and is located adjacent to Highway 80 and between Hercules and Crockett. The United States Census Bureau recorded a population of 8,679 during the 2010 census. The population data will be updated following the 2020 census.

City of Richmond

City of Richmond image http://www.ci.richmond.ca.us/ 510-620-6509 450 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, CA 94804 The City of Richmond's site has an abundance of resources and information, from how to help your business thrive to open data on finances, safe communities, sustainability, building planning, infrastructure improvements, governance, and much more. Take advantage of these great resources to help your business and community grow.

City of Hercules

City of Hercules image https://www.ci.hercules.ca.us/ 510-799-8200 111 Civic Drive, Hercules, CA 94547 The website for the City of Hercules is a great resource hub for businesses and residents. Their easy-to-use navigation makes finding what you're looking for as simple as a few clicks, including accessing building permits, meeting agendas, registering for classes, reporting crimes, and finding bid requests.

City of El Cerrito

City of El Cerrito image https://www.el-cerrito.org/ 510-215-4300 10890 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530 Whether you're a resident, business owner, concerned community member, or just curious as to what's happening in El Cerrito, their website is a great resource hub. There is a full event calendar, staff & services directory, list of recreational activities, job applications, and you can even pay various business licenses online.

Bay Planning Coalition

Bay Planning Coalition image https://bayplanningcoalition.org/ 510-768-8310 1970 Broadway, Suite 940, Oakland, California Bay Planning Coalition (BPC) is a broad coalition providing expert advocacy and facilitation to advance a strong economy that supports a sustainable environment within the San Francisco Bay and its watershed.

Bay Front Chamber of Commerce

Bay Front Chamber of Commerce image The mission of the Bay Front Chamber of Commerce is to lead the Pinole, Hercules & Rodeo communities towards sustainable economic growth, to advocate a pro-businesses climate for members, and to honor the community's history while embracing the future promise of our shared economic vision.

Assembly Member Buffy Wicks

Assembly Member Buffy Wicks image Buffy Wicks is a community organizer, an advocate for kids, and a grassroots activist with experience at the local, state and federal level. She was born in a small town in rural California and grew up in a trailer, raised by working class parents who pushed her to work hard and think big.