The City of Richmond and Chevron agreed to an Environmental and Community Investment Agreement (ECIA), which will provide $90 million dollars to the Richmond community over the next ten years. This includes investments in community programs, competitive community grants, community-based greenhouse gas reduction programs and a photovoltaic solar farm. The initial ECIA ("initial ECIA") was adopted by the Richmond City Council on July 29, 2014. The City Council adopted the current amended ECIA ("current amended ECIA") on December 15, 2015.
Current Amended ECIA
FY 2015-2016 ECIA Annual Report
The City of Richmond is required to submit annual reports on both greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction programs and community programs after the close of each fiscal year in which ECIA funds were spent per the guidelines of the Chevron Refinery Modernization Project Environmental Impact Review (EIR) and the ECIA.
The annual reports shall include the following information:
Project descriptions, outcomes, and contributions to the City
Performance measures including, when applicable, GHG reductions metrics
Financial report to track expenditures for all approved programs
The annual report for greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction programs and community programs funded through the ECIA in FY 2015-16 can be found accessing the link below; the report was informed by quarterly reports submitted by project managers. FY 2015-16 budget allocations and the actual amounts spent in FY 2015-16 are included as part of each program update.
On July 29, 2014 the Richmond City Council approved certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report and applications for a Conditional Use Permit and Design Review Permit, as well as an Environmental and Community Investment Agreement, for the Chevron Refinery Modernization Project.