Charles T. Smith 
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Re: “Richmond Replaces City Manager Following Pressure From Unions

Richmond has a $7 million deficit. The City Manager's job is to manage the City's finances. This was being done by Mr. Martinez. Generally speaking, Union members who want a good contract during hard times will usually demand the City Manager "chop at the top." This is exactly what City Manager Martinez was doing when the various City Unions leadership came before the City Council and demanded Martinez be fired. Yes, the Unions will take a hit but if Martinez cut at the top it would lessen the blow. What happened was the Unions cut off their noses to spite their faces. This is not an example of sound bargaining. As for the Council majority firing Mr. Martinez their vote was ill-advised at best.

Posted by Charles T. Smith on 08/02/2019 at 11:35 AM

Re: “Richmond City Council Haplessly Fires City Manager

Richmond has a $7 million deficit. The City Manager's job is to manage the City's finances. This was being done by Mr. Martinez. Generally speaking, Union members who want a good contract during hard times will usually demand the City Manager "chop at the top." This is exactly what City Manager Martinez was doing when the various City Unions leadership came before the City Council and demanded Martinez be fired. Yes, the Unions will take a hit but if Martinez cut at the top it would lessen the blow. What happened was the Unions cut off their noses to spite their faces. This is not an example of sound bargaining. As for the Council majority firing Mr. Martinez their vote was ill-advised at best.

Posted by Charles T. Smith on 07/31/2019 at 3:09 PM

Re: “Analysis: Progressives Failed in Richmond

West County Times
2-23-1997

"I must say for all of us who live in Point Richmond that is a rather disturbing statement," said Bruce Beyaert, a representative of the Point Richmond Neighborhood Council and member of the advisory committee. "If it is unsafe to live at Point Molate how can it be safe to operate the refinery so close to Point Richmond?"
Councilman Nat Bates countered, "If the homes are already there you have a different situation. But if you are good planner you don't put homes in an industrial area, period."
Bates added that the planning process is in its infancy. In fact, environmental studies to determine whether the land is suitable for housing have not been done.

Posted by Charles T. Smith on 12/05/2018 at 4:13 PM

Re: “Analysis: Progressives Failed in Richmond

Another great article. Right on the money. It seems Mr.Geluardi is at the top of his game. Richmond is getting the light shined on it for the first time and it isn't a pretty sight. Richmond needs district election in order to bring democracy to its neighborhoods.

Posted by Charles T. Smith on 12/04/2018 at 10:04 PM

Re: “Scathing Report Blasts Richmond Police Department

Richmond Mayor T. King Butt supported sending Ms. Guap to Florida for "help" even though it was obvious it was obstructing justice. Furthermore, City Council Member Jovanka Buckles supported Chief Brown's not putting suspected RPD officers involved in this case on administrative leave during the investigation.

Posted by Charles T. Smith on 11/28/2018 at 10:35 AM

Re: “Richmond Mayor and Sons Profiting from Cannabis Compliance Push

Mayor T. King Butt is also pushing hard to annex North Richmond "to right the wrong" done to North Richmond minorities in the past. However, this is a cover for what he really wants and that is its land that was used for growing flowers and now could be converted into marijuana farms. Hopefully, the majority of the residents of North Richmond will vote against annexation.

Posted by Charles T. Smith on 09/05/2018 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Richmond Mayor and Sons Profiting from Cannabis Compliance Push

Richmond is and always has been a corrupt city. Currently, Mayor T. King Butt plans to put 670 housing units at Point Molate, next to the Chevron refinery. There is only one road in and out of Point Molate.
This is what can and probably will be what happens sooner or later.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOyceZiLF-…

Posted by Charles T. Smith on 09/05/2018 at 7:53 AM

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