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How To Run A Progressive City – Gayle McLaughlin, former Mayor of Richmond
March 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Gayle McLaughlin, the former Mayor of Richmond, who helped lead that city’s progressive movement, will be speaking at Occidental College next week – Tuesday, March 19, at 10 am, in Choi Auditorium. This event is open to the public. I think we can all learn a lot from her and from the Richmond Progressive Alliance, which is the organization that helped build the coalition that elected the Mayor and a majority of the City Council and turned Richmond around. It adopted a minimum wage, rent control, immigration reform, police reform, and other policies, and pushed the city’s largest employer, Chevron, to reduce its pollution and to pay more property taxes. Presenting on March 21, in Johnson Hall, is Rick Cole, City Manager of Santa Monica (and former mayor of Pasadena).