The Feagley Real

Posted: September 12, 2016

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Neighborhood Highlights

The East Bay boasts a plethora of family friendly activities. Please enjoy our selected items! Main topics include:  Local News Stories, Parks, Neighborhood Safety, Pest Control, Schools, Transportation and Parking, Up and Coming Developments, and Where To / Service Referrals.

California Coastal Cleanup Day

Saturday, September 17. 8:30 AM to Noon

Join in this annual statewide-sponsored event to help remove trash and debris from your choice of shoreline areas in Richmond. The plastics that collect along the shores are a special focus due to the dangers they pose to wildlife.  Marine animals can be injured through entanglement or by ingestion. Many types of sea critters have been found stuck in plastic debris such as fishing lines, bags and beverage container rings. Many animals will eat plastic, thinking it is food. When an animal ingests plastic, the debris can block its intestinal passage causing it to starve to death. Cleanup at Marina Bay is sponsored by the Watershed Project with a free barbecue hosted by County Supervisor John Gioia while East Bay Regional Park District is sponsoring cleanup with snacks and water provided at Point Pinole and Point Isabel Regional Shoreline parks. Volunteers should bring a bucket (for litter pick-up) hat, gloves, refillable water bottle, and sunblock. The sponsors will provide trash bags. Go to East Bay Regional Park District and Watershed Project websites for more information and to register.

Bay Trail Plant Restoration

Saturday, Sept. 17, 9:30 AM to 2 PM

Join Tom and Jane Kelly to help continue their ongoing native plant restoration project along the Bay Trail between Point Isabel Regional Shoreline and Marina Bay.  Where: Point Isabel next to the dog park – just off I-580 (take Central to the bottom of the I-580 overpass. At the stop sign (Rydin Road) turn right and come down to the end of the street.) Contact info: Tom or Jane Kelly (510) 704-8628 (w) or (510) 684-6484 or  Please do RSVP – it will help them coordinate tools with the East Bay Regional Park District. And remember to wear long pants, bring hats, sun screen, water, and family and friends. They will supply gloves, tools, and refreshments.

Richmond Grows Seed Lending Library

Every Monday – Huntington Park
At the corner of Carlson Blvd and Huntington Ave., Richmond Annex
Time: 5:30p – 6:30 PM

Every Friday –  City Farm
The corner of San Joaquin Avenue and Colusa Street, Richmond SW Outer Annex
Time: 5:30p – 6:30 PM

“Richmond Grows is a non-profit seed lending library located in the public library. We’re open whenever the public library is open. You do not need to have Richmond Public Library card to use the seed library, but we do ask people to watch our on-line orientation. We provide free classes on organic gardening and seed saving, and of course, you can also borrow books from the public library on these topics.”

Upcoming Holidays

Indigenous Peoples’ Day: October 10th

Veterans’ Day: November 11th

Thanksgiving Day: November 24-25th

East Bay Home and Garden

30th Annual Richmond Home Show

Location: Richmond Raceway Complex

Date: October 8-9, 2016

“At the 30th annual Richmond Home Show you will see everything you need to make your home more beautiful, energy efficient, safe and comfortable. Whether you want to remodel your kitchen or bath, add or rebuild a deck, or replace that old electricity-eating heat pump you can find it all in just three days.  If you want to save time, money and educate yourself, then the Richmond Home Show is the event for you.”

East Bay Home Show by the Bay

Free admission and parking at the Historic Craneway Pavilion!

Location: 1414 Harbour Way South, Ford Point, Richmond

Date: September 17 -18, 2016

Show Hours:

Saturday 10am – 6pm

Sunday 10am – 5pm

Real Estate Market Snapshot

Number of U.S. housing units for sale: 1,556k                                                    

United States; US Census Bureau; 1975 to 2012. Number of U.S. housing units for sale only from 1975 to 2012 (in 1,000s). Accessed September 2016

Average price of new homes sold in the U.S:  $292.2k

United States; US Census Bureau; 1965 to 2012. Average sales price of new homes sold in the U.S. from 1965 to 2012 (in 1,000 U.S. dollars). Accessed September 2016

 U.S. vacancy rate forecast for commercial property from 2012 to 2017, by type, by percentage

Source: United States; IHS Global Insight; Deutsche Bank; February 2013

Note: The figures from 2009 to 2012 are actual, all remaining figures are forecasts.

Richmond City Council Highlights

 City Council Consent Calendar

I-22. APPROVE actions to update the Economic Development Commission: APPOINT Jeff Shoji, new appointment, seat #14, term expiration March 30, 2019, Malia Everette, new appointment, seat #15, term expiration March 30, 2019; ANNOUNCE the resignations of Michele Wells, seat #2, term expiration March 30 2018, Sandra Naylor, seat #7, term expiration March 30, 2017; and DIRECT the City Clerk to post the vacancies – Office of the Mayor (Mayor Tom Butt 620-6503).


K-1. ADOPT an urgency ordinance of the City Council imposing a temporary (45 day) moratorium on certain evictions and certain residential rent increases in the City of Richmond – Councilmember Gayle McLaughlin (620-5431).

Council as a Whole

L-1. DISCUSS and consider reestablishing the Finance Committee and Public Safety Committee – Mayor’s Office (Mayor Tom Butt 620-6503).

L-2. DIRECT staff to schedule three public meetings starting in October 2016, after a planning process with stakeholders, so that the public can provide input on key values for Pt. Molate’s rehabilitation and redevelopment – Councilmember Gayle McLaughlin (620-5431)

Richmond City Planning Highlights

Design Review Board Meeting


September 14, 2016


6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Multipurpose Room, Community Services Building, Basement Level


440 Civic Center Plaza
Richmond, CA 94804


(510) 620-6706

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Works Cited

United States; IHS Global Insight; Deutsche Bank. 2013, February. U.S. vacancy rate forecast for commercial property from 2012 to 2017, by type*. Retrieved September 12, 2016.

United States; US Census Bureau; 1975 to 2012. Number of U.S. housing units for sale only from 1975 to 2012 (in 1,000s). Retrieved September 2016

United States; US Census Bureau; 1965 to 2012. Average sales price of new homes sold in the U.S. from 1965 to 2012 (in 1,000 U.S. dollars). Retrieved September 2016