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Richmond City Council

The Richmond City Council voted on Tuesday to raise the city's minimum wage to $13 an hour by 2018. (CBS SF)

Richmond Sets New California Record After Voting To Raise Minimum Wage

Richmond unanimously agreed to a minimum wage increase Tuesday, becoming the city with the highest minimum wage in California.

06/05/2014

A home for sale in Richmond. (CBS)

Judge Declines Banks’ Effort To Block Richmond Eminent Domain Plan On Underwater Mortgages

A federal judge in San Francisco sided with the City of Richmond in its effort to take over mortgages from hundreds of struggling homeowners by denying a request from banks for a preliminary injunction because it’s too premature to decide.

09/12/2013

Police remove protesters from Richmond City Council chambers Tuesday. (City of Richmond)

Raucous Protesters Disrupt Richmond City Council Meeting

A City Council meeting was brought to a standstill in Richmond on Tuesday night when raucous protesters had to be escorted out by police, a councilman said.

07/24/2013

Pride Flag (credit: Ludovic Bertron/Wikipedia Commons)

Openly Gay Richmond Councilmember Surprised By Backlash Over Pride Flag

The first openly gay city council member in Richmond said she never expected a backlash from raising the rainbow gay pride flag at city hall, especially since it’s not the first time the flag has flown there.

06/24/2013

Gary Bell (Gary Bell Campaign/YouTube)

Illness Prevents Newly Elected Richmond City Councilman From Taking Office

A serious illness that struck Gary Bell several days after he was elected to the Richmond City Council will likely prevent him from being sworn into office, leaving the council with a big decision over how to fill the vacancy.

01/04/2013

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Richmond Approves Municipal ID Cards For Immigrants

The Richmond City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a municipal identification card program for city residents.

CBS San Francisco–07/06/2011

The Chevron Oil Refinery In Richmond. (AP Photo)

Chevron Looks To Move Ahead On Richmond Refinery Upgrade

Officials at the Chevron refinery in Richmond submitted an application to the city Monday to restart construction on a project to upgrade the refinery.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/24/2011

Point Molate in Richmond. (CBS)

Richmond City Council Approves Casino Environmental Report

In a divided vote Tuesday night, the Richmond City Council approved the final environmental impact report for a proposed $1 billion casino resort at Point Molate.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/09/2011

Point Molate in Richmond. (CBS)

Richmond City Council Needs To Decide On Casino

A key component of a controversial casino-resort project on the Richmond waterfront could determine its fate.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–02/14/2011