Tom Butt

Type: Person
Name: Tom Butt
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 2 reports

Richmond mayoral candidates square off in televised forum

_ RICHMOND -- Campaign season is well under way in this working-class city, with every member of Richmond's seven-person City Council running for something. Two long-serving council members, Tom Butt and Nat Bates, have safe seats this election cycle ... [Published Contra Costa Times - Sep 27 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Chevron Sounds Alarm Against East Bay “Anarchism”

Chevron mailer targeting Richmond Democrat Eduardo MartinezOne of the great things about living near Chevron’s big East Bay refinery—yes, the one that caught fire and exploded two years ago—is its system of early warnings about new disasters about to ... [Published BeyondChron.org - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 07 2014 - Updated Sep 07 2014 - 1 reports

Barnidge: Long-shot mayoral candidate plans to fell both Richmond titans

The Richmond mayoral race has been portrayed as a battle of the titans -- 15-year City Councilman Tom Butt vs. 36-year Councilman Nat Bates. Both are well connected. Both are well known. They cast such imposing shadows that you may not have noticed a ... [Published Oakland Tribune - Sep 07 2014]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 1 reports

California Town Struggles With Anti-Gay Hecklers at Public Meetings

A handful of hecklers in Richmond, California has been aiming "bigoted vitriol" at the city's first openly gay elected leader, Vice Mayor Jovanka Beckles, according to the Contra Costa Times. However, some residents believe the media's amplification ... [Published Breitbart Feed - Sep 02 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Chevron: Global Bandit, Local Bully

BILL BERKOWITZ FOR BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT(Photo: Coolcaesar ) Perhaps one of the lesser predictable outcomes of the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision is that it would open the floodgates to corporations having their way in local elections. That ... [Published BuzzFlash.com - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Berkeley Voice letters: Food Bank plays vital role; Chevron refinery agreement; film production in California

Alameda Food Bank fills needI wish to thank the Times for its article about the Alameda County Community Food Bank.Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Berkeley prepares bag lunches every Monday morning for the trabajores (day laborers) who wait for work ... [Published Inside Bay Area - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

El Cerrito Journal letters: Community policing and Ferguson; inhumane animal control policies; Chevron refinery negotiations

Police and the communityUnder the leadership of Police Chief Chris Magnus, Richmond's homicide rate has dropped to historically low levels and relations between the police and the community are much improved.Community policing methods, including getting ... [Published Inside Bay Area - Aug 27 2014]

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"To respond to Mr. Bates, let the record reflect I've never worn a tank top to City Council meetings," Butt said with a chuckle. "i think the answer to this is really an easy one. we have one city council member, mr. corky boozé, who has single-handedly turned our council meetings into a joke because he does not abide by parliamentary procedure ... it's just a pattern in council meetings that is close to anarchy."
The debt "is a low priority," says Tom Butt, a councilman since 1995. "in comparison to other things we have to deal with, in comparison to what the people i represent care about, it's way, way down there."

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