Posts Tagged: Tom Butt

Richmond Mayor Tom Butt Backs Unlimited Rent Increases

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Richmond Mayor Tom Butt Backs Unlimited Rent Increases

Posted May 12, 2015 by Dean Preston & Dan Harper

Mayor Tom Butt of Richmond is on a mission to make sure landlords can jack up rents in unlimited amounts on Richmond’s tenants. Butt acknowledges that Richmond rents are on the rise, but offers no meaningful solution to alleviate the
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Richmond Mayor Butt is Wrong on Rent Control

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Richmond Mayor Butt is Wrong on Rent Control

Posted April 27, 2015 by Mike Parker

Richmond Mayor Tom Butt has set himself up to be the spokesman for landlords in a campaign against rent control in Richmond. The jump in Richmond rents the past few years, reflecting trends in the Bay Area, has produced new
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Chevron “Air War” Fails To Sink Richmond Progressives

Tom Butt (center), with his wife and campaign manager Alex Knox, reacts as unofficial election results show him winning Richmond's mayoral seat. (Photo by Bonnie Chan)

Chevron “Air War” Fails To Sink Richmond Progressives

Posted November 6, 2014 by Steve Early

Election day, 2014, was not ending well for Nat Bates, a mayoral candidate in a largely non-white city long dominated by Chevron. The small crowd of supporters gathered in his storefront campaign headquarters on Macdonald Avenue in Richmond was beginning
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