Corky Booze letter to Richmond City Manager Bill Lindsay

Courtland “Corky” Boozé

3302 Nevin Avenue

Richmond, CA. 94805


Bill Lindsay
City Manager450 Civic Center Plaza
Suite 300
Richmond, CA  94804

Re: Carson Blvd. Inspection May 29, 2013.

Dear Mr. Lindsey,

I am writing to you regarding my concerns and need for clarifications in reference to my business located at 22 Carlson Blvd. The most recent inspection with Tim Higares, took place on May 29, 2013 @1:00 pm.

Mr. Lindsey, my reason for writing you is, I am requesting from you clarification of the zoning and items that may remain on the property @ 22 Carlson Blvd. Richmond, CA.

I have had several meetings with City Attorney, Bruce Goodmiller; he stated to me that he did not want to take on a C-2 determination fight.  He suggested at the next inspection with Mr. Higares, we should work together to determine which items have to be removed and which can stay.

At the conclusion of the May 29th inspection I asked Mr. Higares which items he wanted me to remove from the property.  His response to me was that everything on the property must go.   He stated per the letter from Assistant City Attorney, Trisha Aljoe, 22 Carlson was in C-2 zoning and nothing in the yard complied with that zoning.

I stated that I disagreed with the C-2 zoning designation because I met the legal non-conforming use for M-2 zone. 

I am willing to work with the City to resolve this problem. However, I need exact clarifications in writing and direction following the city code and zoning designation. 

What Mr. Higrares relayed to me at the May 29th inspection was way too broad in its scope.  I need to operate my business without any more disruptions.



Courtland Corky Boozé


Cc:           Bruce Goodmiller, City Attorney,Chris Magnus, Police of Police

                Richard Mitchell, Planning and Building Director,  Tim Higares, Code Enforcement Manager

Robert Rogers

  • Jackie Thompson

    Robert…WOW! How did you obtain this letter? Freedom of Information Act or did the City volunteer it??? What’s so newsworthy about it that it’s there for the whole world to see? There’s a lot more going on in the “Great” City of Richmond I believe you can focus on..other Councilmembers and their “dirty” acts. Do you have any “dirt” on them?