Mayor Calls for Independent Investigation to Address Problems of the Richmond Housing Authority

Feb. 22, 2014 / By

Richmond, CA. Earlier this week, the news media reflected some serious issues in regard to public housing of the Richmond Housing Authority. I would like to thank the news media for bringing this important matter to the City Council’s attention. We are fortunate to have a free and investigative press bringing focus to such an important issue.

Our City Manager, Bill Lindsay, has provided the City Council with a specific outline of the actions they are taking to address the problems in the Richmond housing developments. In terms of immediate steps, every residential housing unit in all five Richmond Housing Authority properties will be inspected. This process has already begun and will conclude within approximately one week. A full reporting of data will be presented to the City Council and the public. I can assure the residents of Richmond that I will monitor progress on this with a diligence that reflects the seriousness of this matter.

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