RPA Position on North Richmond Annexation - LET RESIDENTS DECIDE!
MOTION, that the RPA Steering Committee recommends that the Richmond City Council pass a resolution expressing that:
- Recognizing that North Richmond was excluded from Richmond due to racist housing policies of the past, the City of Richmond is willing to annex unincorporated North Richmond, if that's what North Richmond residents want to do.
- The City will initiate a process whereby North Richmond residents are asked if they want to be annexed.
- Under all circumstances, the will of North Richmond residents must be determined by a vote. The City of Richmond should not initiate the annexation process with LAFCO unless and until North Richmond votes in favor of it.
- Prior to the vote, mailings and town hall meetings must be used to inform North Richmond residents, including non-voters, on all aspects of annexation and get their feedback.
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