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Mayor Tom Butt
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Tom Butt

450 Civic Center Plaza
Suite 300
Richmond, CA  94804


Office Hours
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed on Holidays

To all the residents, business owners, employees, homeowners and visitors of this great city, thank you for visiting my website and I am honored to serve as your Mayor. 

My staff and I are proud to work closely with our excellent city staff – from Police to Planning, Recreation to Housing, and the many more that work tirelessly to manage the city and put our collective vision in-motion.

I recently delivered the annual State of the City address which gives an overview of the city's current statistics and trends and covered my key priority areas: Economic Development, Environment and Sustainability, and Quality of Life. You can find a link to the presentation here

I look forward to building on the many successes we have achieved and reaching forward to Richmond's best years to come  


- Mayor Tom Butt

Responsibilities of Richmond's Mayor
The following is the official description of the mayor's role and responsibilities as they are defined by the City Charter:

(a) Political Position. The Mayor shall be the chief elected officer and ceremonial head of the City, responsible for providing civic leadership and taking issues to the people, and marshaling public interest and support for municipal activity. The Mayor shall be concerned with the general development of the community and the general level of City services and activity programs and may develop and inform City residents of policies and programs which he or she believes are necessary for the welfare of the City.

(b) Policy, Program and Budget. The Mayor may make recommendations to the City Council on matters of policy and program which require Council decision and may propose ordinances and resolutions for Council consideration. The Mayor shall work with the City Manager in preparing an annual budget for submission to the City Council. The Mayor shall make an annual report to the City Council as to the conditions and affairs of the City.

Sec. 2. Powers and Duties of the Mayor. The Mayor shall be a member of the City Council and shall have all of the powers and duties of a member of the Council unless otherwise specified herein. In addition, the Mayor shall have the following powers and duties:

Appointments and Removals. The Mayor shall have the authority at any regularly scheduled meeting of the City Council to make appointments to or removals from all City boards, commissions and committees with the concurrence of at least three (3) other members of the City Council.

The Mayor shall be a voting member of and preside over meetings of the City Council. The Mayor shall annually appoint standing committees of the City Council; provided that the Mayor shall not be a member of such committees

450 Civic Center Plaza
Richmond, CA 94804
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