Mayor Gayle McLaughlin http://kalw.org en Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin on city's bold plan to stem foreclosures http://kalw.org/post/richmond-mayor-gayle-mclaughlin-citys-bold-plan-stem-foreclosures <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The City of Richmond was hit hard when the housing bubble burst – about 12,000 homeowners there are underwater. That’s roughly half of all mortgage holders in the city.&nbsp; Richmond’s City Council recently approved a radical new plan to use eminent domain to buy underwater mortgages and resell them to beleaguered homeowners at lower prices. Richmond mayor Gayle McLaughlin spoke with </span>KALW's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Holly </span>Kernan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> about her city’s radical plan to help homeowners drowning in debt.</span></p><p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 01:11:35 +0000 Holly Kernan 30157 at http://kalw.org Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin on city's bold plan to stem foreclosures The Nanny State: Richmond's mayor not afraid to take on 'Big Sugar' http://kalw.org/post/nanny-state-richmonds-mayor-not-afraid-take-big-sugar-0 <p></p><p>Sixteen percent of <a href="http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/0660620.html">people in Richmond</a> live below the poverty line. The city has the <a href="http://cchealth.org/health-data/hospital-council/2010/pdf/35_diabetes.pdf">highest rate of diabetes</a> deaths in Contra Costa County. But it also has one of the nation’s most progressive mayors, Mayor Gayle McLaughlin.</p> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 00:23:44 +0000 Isaac Silk 16641 at http://kalw.org The Nanny State: Richmond's mayor not afraid to take on 'Big Sugar'