Doria Celebrates the City of Richmond’s TCC Proposal that will bring $35 million to District 3!

I am proud to have worked collaboratively with the City of Richmond and a diverse group of community organizations to bring $35 million into District 3 and District 1!

Today we were informed by State of California that our Transformative Climate Communities grant proposal was recommended for funding! 

This 3 month long effort may bring $35 million dollars of new jobs, job training programs, free home solar installations, free vegetable box prescriptions, free water conserving infrastructure, street improvements including the continuation of the Richmond Wellness Trail along Marina Way South to District 3 and District 1 families.   

Grant partners include City of Richmond departments of Employment and Training, Public Works, Transportation, City Manager's Office, Trust for Public Land, Grid Alternatives, Groundwork Richmond, Lifelong Medical, Rich City Rides, MCE, Pogo Park, Richmond Main Street and Urban Tilth. 

This is the kind of brilliant collaboration that will positively transform our city.

As candidate for District 3 City Council, I am offering Richmond my considerable skills in fundraising and community based development to help bring even more desperately needed resources to District 3 and all of Richmond; resources to fund more programs for our youth, improve our streets, parks, increase public safety, fill vacancies across city departments so that we can create the community we all deserve. 

As Executive Director of Urban Tilth, a 501(c)(3) organization, I am fully aware of legal parameters for non-profits. If elected, I will continue to adhere to all legal and ethical guidelines. If a conflict of interest arises, I would recuse myself on such votes and follow any other guidance from the City Attorney.

I’d also like to correct the record on city funding Urban Tilth is receiving. We currently have only one contract through the Richmond Fund for Children and Youth competitive grant program that supports the summer youth apprenticeship and employment program  and the Urban Agriculture Academy  that Urban Tilth manages at  Richmond High School. 

I am proud of the work I’ve done with Urban Tilth, including bringing millions of dollars into the City of Richmond for parks improvements and youth programming for Richmond families. 

With your vote I can do more of this transformational work for Richmond!


*View the Strategic Growth Council's Staff Recommendation for approval

*Learn more about my nearly two decades of work with Urban Tilth