Jan 9, 2017

Re-elected Richmond Councilmember Jael Myrick, and newly elected Councilmembers Ben Choi and Melvin Willis, are set to be sworn into office in a public ceremony on Tuesday.

The ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m. in Richmond City Council Chambers, 440 Civic Center Plaza. There will be no council meeting that night.

The invocation will be done by Pastor Steven J. Thorner Ennis Chapel Church of God In Christ in Richmond. During the ceremony, Nat Bates, who served the city for decades before narrowly losing his council seat in the November election, will receive the Distinguished Service Award.

The ceremony will be followed by a reception in the lobby of the Richmond Auditorium, 403 Civic Center Plaza.


  1. Thus begins the road to the bankruptcy of the City of Richmond, and the lowering of living standards for it’s citizens.

    richmond citizen | Jan 9th, 2017
  2. I could not agree more. Rent control, liberal politics and hatred for public safety.

    The city of Richmond is about to implode. It will again become a most dangerous city. Businesses will pull out and police and fire will be cut back, ultimately causing what happened in Vallejo and San Jose.

    Concerned for Richmond | Jan 9th, 2017
  3. It is unfortunate that these incompetent people were elected. But on the bright side, the sooner they completely destroy our city the sooner we can begin to rebuild hopefully without all of them (mclaughlin, Martinez, and beckles, Lindsey and Butt included

    tired of the incompetence | Jan 9th, 2017
  4. Trump, not my president.
    RPA, not my city council.
    God help us.

    Richmond Resident | Jan 9th, 2017
  5. The result of less than 15% of Richmond population actually voting!! Crazy Communists going to bankrupt the city….sad times in the future!

    John Spartan | Jan 10th, 2017
  6. The sad result of the anti RPA vote being spread across too many candidates and not focused on just two or three. Let’s hope that doesn’t happen again next election.

    Richmond Resident | Jan 10th, 2017
  7. Perhaps you can write to state governement and ask them to intervene because you are significantly worried about the city leaders driving what’s left of Richmond into the ground.

    Rich | Jan 12th, 2017