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Eduardo's Platform

Full City Staffing
Many of the nuisances we see in Richmond -- everything from dumping to weeds to long waits for services -- could be addressed if we fill the vacant city positions. I will work with the city manager and other staff to recruit and retain more city workers.

Development Without Displacement
Families who have lived for generations in Richmond should not be pushed out by rising costs. We need to build more housing, especially affordable housing, and maintain the rent control and just cause eviction protections we already have.

Fiscal Responsibility
We can keep our city budget balanced without cutting services to residents. This means looking closely at Richmond’s spending habits. City leaders must also insist that corporations pay their fair share of city taxes. And there are no shortcuts—we have to resist risky maneuvers like bond swaps.

Expanded Public Safety
I believe a city safety program must include well-engineered road safety solutions; wildfire prevention; food security, especially for children; summer jobs for youth; and making sure people are stably housed or on a path from the streets to housing. Making all Richmond truly safe requires a multi-faceted approach and the effort of many departments.

Environmental Justice
Our children deserve clean air. We must keep pushing corporate polluters to clean up the mess they make in our city and to prevent them from doing further damage to our air, water, and soil. Together, we can make Richmond a hub of the new green economy.


About Eduardo

Rooted in Richmond
7 years on the Richmond City Council
20 years teaching public school in Richmond
Winner of the Sierra Club’s 2021 Community Defender Award, recognizing outstanding environmental justice work in Richmond

No Corporate Donations
My campaign takes no money from corporations, business associations, or developers. My independence from these so-called "power brokers" leaves me free to represent the people of Richmond.



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Because Eduardo has pledged to take no contributions from corporations or developers, his campaign is funded by small contributions from people like you. If you are able to contribute at any level, please use the button below to donate online via ActBlue.

You can also make out a check to Eduardo Martinez for Richmond Mayor 2022 and mail it to PO Box 5028, Richmond, CA 94805.

 

 

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