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Crosscurrents

Richmond Election Re-Cap: Progressives Sweep City Council And City Revamps Its Tax System

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Denis Perez-Bravo
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Richmond Pulse
Hilltop Mall served as a polling place in Richmond on Election Day.

This election, voters in Richmond elected City Council members, West Contra Costa School Board members, and passed Measure U, which changes the way businesses are taxed — it would generate $5 million dollars a year for the city.

Overall, the results show big wins for progressives in Richmond. In this interview with journalist Edward Booth, we find out what it means for the city.

Click the play button above to listen to the interview.

This interview was produced with help from Marissa Ortega-Welch.

Hana Baba is host of Crosscurrents, KALW's weeknight newsmagazine that broadcasts on KALW Public Radio in the San Francisco Bay Area.