VISION
We are building a community authored plan for the future of one of the last remaining undeveloped headlands in the San Francisco Bay Area - Point Molate.

Our mission seeks to convert the former Navy fuel depot into a sustainable rejuvenation of important historical aspects of Pt. Molate with protection and restoration of its rare native species and supporting habitat.

A true 'people's' gathering place to enjoy the wonders of the SF Bay Area, celebrate and display local craft, fruits of the earth, as well as global cultural infusion, and a place for multiple generations to learn and develop tomorrow's sustaining technologies.
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CITIZENS FOR A SUSTAINABLE POINT MOLATE            |           P.O. BOX 71212, RICHMOND, CA. 94807           |               info@cfspm.org
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REJECTED CASINO DEVELOPER RETURNS TO PT. MOLATE WITH SETTLEMENT OFFER
- UPDATE:  City Council agrees to hear offer terms
- Offer includes property transfer and high intenstiy development
- Another closed session scheduled for July 26,2016

A response to a Public Records Act request included documents that describe the proposed changes to the existing EIR for Pt. Molate developed for the former Tribal Destination Resort project, indicating that Upstream is rolling down a path to wind up the entitlement process for transfer and development of the property as quickly as possible, which can be gleaned from correspondence between Upstream and its contractors and City planning staff.

The documents also include a proposed conceptual project plan (click on image above to get full scale image) that shows development of 5 residential neighborhoods, including on pier frontage as well as flatlands and lowands downstream of an important watershed and riparian area, with a build out of over 1000 units of housing in addition to the commercial development in the Winehaven district.

This mass scale development is completely inappropriate for Pt. Molate. Previously earmarked open and public spaces would be consumed by housing - most of it multi-farmily residential with heights estimated between 75 and 100 feet.

Now after three CLOSED SESSIONS have taken place to review this offer, a fourth is scheduled for Tuesday July  26, 2016 with Upstream anxious to push this through prior to the City Council going on recess for the month of August.

PLEASE TELL CITY COUNCIL TO REJECT THIS "OFFER" FULLY.  The Pt. Molate Community Advisory Committee already has during it's monthly July 2016 meeting.

Send an email to City Council right now and tell them NO. Download a sample email letter

--   email letter sample includes City Council email addresses
--    send the letter as an attachment or cut and paste the text.
--    Speak at council at 5PM before closed session begins (arrive by 4:45)
--    Read CFSPM's letter to City Council dated July 19, 2016

ADOPT-A-BEACH
AT PT. MOLATE
In partnership with the City of Richmond, CFSPM is sponsoring the Pt. Molate Beach Park Adopt-a-Beach program.  Be a part of this effort to keep the beach ship shape, and provide vital monitoring data to our partners.  CFSPM and the City of Richmond Parks Dept. will be sponsoring cleanup days and providing adopt-a-beach caretaker training throughout 2015/2016 season.

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The "Winehaven Hotel" Project
The late Peter Douglas, long-time Executive Director of the California Coastal Commission once said, “The Coast is never saved, it’s always being saved.”  Now the Coastal Commission is being undermined from within by developer interests (see Blue Notes #143) as is Point Molate – a stunning 422-acre natural headland in Richmond California where I live.  Blue Frontier’s Citizens For a Sustainable Point Molate (CFSPM) project played a key role in the 2010 vote in which the citizens of Richmond voted 58% to 42% against building a mega-casino on this natural bay front treasure.

In the six years since then the casino developer – not understanding the principle that when you gamble you usually lose – has been suing the city and continuing to lose in a series of rulings by federal judges. 
SF CHRONICLE  - 7-18-16 - SAVING PT MOLATE AGAIN
- CFSPM Board Chair pens Op Ed decrying secrecy and irresponsible       development at Pt. Molate

CFSPM STATE-MENT ON PRO-POSED UPSTREAM SETTLEMENT
CFSPM reiterates its firm support for responsible redevelopment of Pt. Molate, including rehabilitation of historic structures, preservation of significant natural resources, extension of the Bay Trail through the property and Beach Park - and for the vibrant economic contribution that a well conceived regional destination providing cultural, recreational, and commerical opportinities can provide to the people of Richmond and the Bay Area.