The Chevron corporation is trying WAY too hard with buying up all the billboards in Richmond and lots of mailers and lots of straight out lies. Not little lies, but big gigantic ones Why? Because it wants to have control of Richmond in order to cut corners on its “modernization” project. Today a friend of mine had a Chevron paid canvaser come to his door. This is how it went:
Canvasser: Chevron has built schools and parks in Richmond.
richmond neighbor: What Parks?
C: Nevin Park
RN: The City of Richmond built Nevin Park. What schools did Chevron build?
C: That school over there, (pointing south) and Portola and Coronado.
RN: The school district is building Coronado and Portola.
C: I not sure about all that technical stuff…..
Don’t be fooled by all the lies, fam.
This is why I’m proud to be a part of Team Richmond!”
I don’t know if you’ve seen the HUGE Chevron ads about Richmond, CA around town and in our transit stations, but…. that’s almost as short-sighted a move as the company offering pizza coupons to neighbors of Chevron’s toxic leak in Pennsylvania.
Richmond deserves so much better than to have Chevron hanging over it.