Jan 29, 2014
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Richmond is in dire need of funds to pave its streets and fill its potholes.

“There is simply not enough money coming in to maintain Richmond’s streets,” Councilman Tom Butts said at Tuesday’s Council meeting.

Because of this, Richmond officials are drafting language for a half-cent sales tax measure that would appear on the November ballot, as directed by City Council Tuesday. The Council is scheduled to vote on that language next month.

The story, however, isn’t that simple. The West County Times explains in detail here.



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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.