Richard A. Rice is a business leader who uses his legal expertise to advocate for affordable housing, social justice, and environmental justice in the Birmingham community.
As many cities seek to build affordable housing, it is imperative that the city of Birmingham be mindful of ensuring our housing is indeed affordable based on the cost of living and average wages of the residents already living in the community.
Environmental & Social Justice
A person's zip code should not determine the quality of air that they breath or the quality of water that they have access to just as the color of their skin should not determine their expectation of justice. Richard has been on the forefront of advocating for standards to ensure all citizens live in the healthiest environment possible.
Having a strong business community is one of the keys to the success of a city. As a small business owner for more than xx years, Richard understands what it takes to support and promote business owners, of all sizes.
"I want to hear from you. As your community advocate, it is important for me to know what is important to you - what is working well, what needs improvement, and what needs to be addressed."