NEXT MEETING: May 1, 2020

Compassion Has No Walls

In 2018 the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors terminated their contract with ICE that allowed immigrants to be detained at the West County Detention Facility. What is the state of immigration detention in California today, and how can people of goodwill address this challenge?

Galatea King and Rev. Deborah Lee will describe their work to make the criminal justice system more just, and the immigration system more fair and humane. Learn more about this work at the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity.

MEETING OF April 24, 2020



For security reasons, our video conference meetings are by invitation only. The Zoom invitation will be sent to our members with the subject Richmond Rotary Invitation. If you didn’t get it last week, please check your spam. Rotary guests are welcome. To receive the Zoom link, request it by sending an email to prior to our meeting on Friday.


Happy and Sad Dollars

Norm’s Nonsense


The State of the City

Last Friday Mayor Tom Butt presented an overview of the actions the city is taken in response to the Coronavirus emergency, and the impact that it is having on the city’s budget. Mayor Butt provided a number of useful links, including a recording of the State of the City address, given earlier. Here they are:

State of the City available on the City website,
A Town Hall meeting on the emergency is also available on the City website The recorded video is available on YouTube at
The City maintains a very helpful COVID-19 Dashboard, here:
The Contra Costa County Health Departmetn also provides useful links:
The County has set up a call center to help small businesses and workers. The phone is: 833-320-1919, 8:30 to 5 pm., M-F. Information about it is in Supervisor Gioia’s E-Newsletter: