View from Marina Bay

View from Marina Bay. Photo provided by Pat Kiely.

“The Neighborhood Council provides the machinery for citizens to function directly in shaping their own community life.” — Lucretia Edwards

Who we are . . . . .

The City of Richmond enabled the formation of Neighborhood Councils in recognition of the value of Self Governance. The Marina Bay Neighborhood Council provides a forum for all Marina Bay residents to exchange ideas on community issues, to help solve neighborhood problems, and to function as a resource for information concerning public and private agencies, government entities and the legislative process.

  • We are organized and managed by Marina Bay Residents.
  • Everyone has an opportunity to speak out to make a difference in the Marina Bay Neighborhood.
  • We are empowered to act on issues of crime, traffic, local schools, policies, and intended actions of governmental bodies.
  • We assist in making the changes necessary for building a clean, safe and attractive environment in which to live.
  • Our success depends on the active involvement of volunteers, both residents and business owners, to get to know each other and to work together to promote a thriving community.
  • We cannot as an organization or as individuals representing the organization, discuss at our meetings or support or oppose candidates for office.
  • We can, however, support or oppose causes and measures and on occasions may vote whether or not to endorse such a cause or measure.

Our strength comes from our membership. The more members we have, the louder our “voice”. Please join the Marina Bay Neighborhood Council so that we can be heard.

A Sampling of Our Accomplishments:

  • Provided a forum for the City of Richmond to identify construction alternatives for the Moody Underpass project
  • Gained absolute assurance that there would be a 24/7 access to our communities during construction of the underpass.
  • Blocked a proposal for a cement processing facility at the Port of Richmond.
  • Created an action plan banning alcohol and amplified sound in the Marina Bay parks.
  • Developed a memo of understanding with California Oils regarding the management of odors being emitted.
  • Worked with the State of California Dept of Health Services to ensure that the facility’s architectural standards fit with the Marina Bay environment.
  • Promoted improved traffic signage (including stop signs) and safety fences in the Marina Bay area.
  • Discouraged development of Bio Fuel Refineries on Harbor Way South within the Marina Bay Neighborhood sphere of influence.
  • Discouraged the development of a Crematorium / Mausoleum on Marina Way South.

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2019 Board Members:

Stephen Beard, President

Anita Mermel, Co-Vice President

Margarita Mitas, Co-Vice President

Adia Leung, Co-Treasurer

Lynne Therriault, Co-Treasurer

Karen Williams, Secretary

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