Sep 9, 2014
* How did Richmond, CA go from being a Chevron company town to the most Progressive City in the San Francisco Bay Area?
* Why is it so difficult for Politicians to make Decisions from the Heart, even Ones who are Well Meaning?
* Why is the upcoming election critical in preventing Chevron manipulation of the democratic process, and returning Richmond to the past where Chevron always gets what they want, regardless of public safety concerns and increased environmental pollution?
* What does it mean to Raise Human Consciousness as a Public Official?
These and other important issues are addressed in my (16 min) interview with Gayle McLaughlin, the Mayor of Richmond, California
Gayle McLaughlin has been Mayor of the City of Richmond, California for the past 10 years. She will be running for Richmond City Council in the next election. Under her stewardship, Richmond has undergone a remarkable transformation, garnering national attention as the most progressive city in the San Francisco Bay Area, brave enough to take bold and innovative approaches to chronic problems
* Richmond residents are now experiencing increasing public services and a higher quality of life
* Homicide rates have decreased by 66 per cent
* Lawrence Berkeley National Lab chose Richmond for it’s second campus
* Chevron Refinery was pressured into a $114 million tax settlement and sued by the City for the damage to property and public health caused by their disastrous fire of 2012
Mayor McLaughlin obviously makes important political decisions from the heart. During her years is office, she worked tirelessly to prevent attacks by Chevron, Wall Street, and all those people and organizations that put profit before people.
This (16 min) interview is available here for immediate listening on line or to download in mp3 format.
NOTE *To listen on line, place your cursor on the button shaped symbol just to the left of the interview title. When you click on this button, the screen will change, and the recording will play. You can also access the recording by clicking on the mp3 link shown at the bottom of this posting. NOTE: To play these interviews, you will need to have Quick Time, or another compatible media player installed on your computer. We hope you enjoy and learn from this show.
We hope you learn from this important interview, and will pass it on to anyone you know who lives in Richmond. Once they hear it, they’ll know who to vote for in the upcoming election.
To learn more about Mayor Gayle McLaughlin go to www.gayleforcouncil.net
And to learn more about Team Richmond, go to (www.teamrichmond.net)
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Robert “Han” BIshop (9-9-14)
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