As we enter a new era signaling positive change
on the national level as well as on the local
level with our new City Council, I’d like to
invite you all to January 27 City Council meeting,
at which some very special events will be taking
1. I will be delivering my annual
State of the City address, sharing with you some
of the highlights of the past year, our on-going
challenges and prospects for even greater community
empowerment in 2009.
2. In 2008 we were pleased to
see a significant reduction in violent crime
in Richmond, and while the entire community—dozens
of organizations, businesses and non-profits;
thousands of caring residents; all city staff--can
take credit for moving the City in a positive
direction, I will be presenting a proclamation
thanking and recognizing some of the key players
involved in this welcome result.
3. Finally, I will be presenting
the 2009 Martin Luther King, Jr. Richmond Community
Leadership and Service Awards to several local
activists from community groups that have done
outstanding work this past year in the area of
promoting environmental justice.
It will be a time to celebrate some of the wonderful
efforts that so many committed and caring people
are engaged in to build a better, more peaceful
and healthier Richmond!
What: Richmond City Council meeting When: Tuesday,
January 27, 2009, 7:00 pm Where: City Council
chambers, 450 Civic Center Plaza (rear entrance)
See you there—
Sincerely, Mayor McLaughlin
P. S. Reminder: Since I am currently in Albuquerque,
New Mexico, attending a national Smart Growth
conference, Meet-with-the-Mayor on Friday, Jan.
23 will be cancelled and will resume again on
Friday, Jan. 30.