Come to the Richmond City Council meeting where the council will finally decide on the Richmond Coal Ordinance.
After nearly four hours of testimony at their December 3rd meeting, Mayor Tom Butt postponed a vote on the ordinance, which would give the Levin-Richmond Terminal three years to phase out coal and petroleum coke operations. The mayor expressed hope that the delay would make it possible to negotiate a solution acceptable to everyone.
That’s not likely.
While public comment on the ordinance is closed, we need a big turnout to show the city council the depth of community support for phasing out coal. Wear your No Coal in Richmond t-shirt or other red tee.
If you want a seat, arrive by 6 p.m. No Coal in Richmond will be out front distributing “Protect Our Health” signs and t-shirts.
For updates and information, visit the No Coal in Richmond website.
Richmond residents: Call or email your City Council members. Tell them you want them to protect our health. Contact info here.
Tuesday, January 14, 6 PM
(Come before 5 to get a seat! Meeting begins at 6:30)
Richmond City Council chambers
440 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond