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Campaign Update #2
Message from Mayor McLaughlin
July 11, 2010

Dear Friends,

Summer is well underway.  I want to take this time for a brief campaign update.
As we enjoy this summer season, it is hard to believe the November 2nd election is just over 100 days away.  Momentum continues to build!
In May, the City reached a landmark tax settlement with Chevron.  Chevron will pay $114 million to the City of Richmond over the next 15 years with most of the money front-loaded in the first 5 years.  This settlement is the result of many years of community pressure calling for fair taxation from our largest corporation in the City of Richmond.  Although not perfect, the settlement provides badly-needed funding to the City as the continuing recession continues to wreak havoc on our national economy.  I am proud to report that a balanced city budget was passed a couple weeks ago with no layoffs.
We have taken so many positive steps together in recent years - and this upcoming election gives you many opportunities to help us build a Better Richmond together.  I am honored to highlight two extraordinary and deeply committed progressive candidates for Richmond City Council: 
Jovanka Beckles  and
Eduardo Martinez  
Progressive Precinct Walking 2010 was launched June 12, and each Saturday since, volunteers have gathered at the RPA office (see RPA contact info below) for neighborhood lists and campaign materials.  Join us!  Remember, our campaign efforts are funded with no money from corporations or developers, which means we win by ordinary people walking precincts, knocking on doors, and talking with neighbors about the important work we have been doing.
It is extremely gratifying that the list of endorsers for my mayoral campaign continues to grow.  If your name is missing, please consider adding it to the roster.  Send an email here  and we'll make sure your name is added.
Our campaign activities are fully carried out by volunteers, but we do need your contribution to cover the costs of printing and mailing.  We are now into the period of time when we can seek matching funds from the city.  Once we take in $10,000, we can access $5,000 in matching funds.  So if you haven't made a donation to my campaign yet or if you are able to make a second donation, you can donate from my website  or send your check to: 
Gayle McLaughlin for Mayor 2010, PO Box 5284, Richmond, CA  94805
Window signs are currently available (yard signs can go up as of August 19).  You can request delivery of signs by emailing Paul Kilkenny  or you can pick them up at the RPA office.
Wishing you and your families a safe and happy summer.  I'll be in close touch as the campaign continues.

Mayor Gayle McLaughlin Candidate for Re-election for Mayor of Richmond

RPA Office 510-412-2260
317 11th Street (must access 11th Street from Nevin)
PO Box 5284,  Richmond, CA 94805
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