On June 8, 2021, the Richmond City Council directed City Staff to solicit feedback and engage in comprehensive community outreach to draft a city-wide community benefits policy to be completed by October 2021, with the public and City Council providing input during (2) City Council Study Sessions prior to final presentation. In addition, City staff were directed to issue a Request for Qualifications for professional services consultants with experience developing Community Benefits Agreements to support with the development of the city-wide community benefits agreement to be brought to City Council in July 2021. This website will be used to provide background information and updates on the development of the policy.
The City Manager’s Office, Economic Development held Richmond Community Benefits Policy - Community Meetings. The meetings covered learning about the development of a city-wide Community Benefits Policy and participants shared their ideas and priorities for what should be included. Attendees had an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback.
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On July 27, 2021, the Richmond City Council approved a contract with Renne Public Law Group to provide professional services to develop a city-wide Community Benefits Policy with the term ending October 31, 2021 for an amount not to exceed $100,000.
Renne Public Law Group Scope of Work: