Vacant Seat on City Council
As you have probably heard, Richmond City Councilmember Gayle McLaughlin has decided to step down from her seat on the City Council to focus on her campaign for California Lieutenant Governor (Statement from Gayle McLaughlin). The RPA Steering Committee issued its own statement thanking Gayle for her many years of service to the City of Richmond, and encouraging her as she brings her progressive leadership to a larger community (Thank You to Gayle from the RPA Steering Committee).
The City Council will vote to appoint a replacement for Gayle. At its next meeting on July 19th at 6:30 pm, the RPA Steering Committee will discuss making an endorsement for that position. Current members of the City Council will not take part in the endorsement discussion. Those who would like to be considered for an endorsement, or want to recommend others for it, can email Steering Committee Co-Chairs Marcos Banales (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Sharron SK Williams (email@example.com). Please put the word ENDORSEMENT in the subject line of your email.