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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CITY OF RICHMOND SETTLES SUIT WITH UPSTREAM LLC AND GUIDIVILLE BAND OF POMO INDIANS
- Settlement includes development rights for a minimum of 670 housing units
- Settlement includes development rights for a minimum of 670 housing units
- Settlement terms reached behind closed doors with no public review of terms
An agreement to enter a settlement to the long standing litigation between the City of Richmond (defendants) and Upstream LLC - and Guidiville Band of Pomo Indians (plaintiffs) was entered into judgement on April 12, 2018.  The agreement terms provide for extensive residential development, and were considered prior to the land at Pt. Molate being zoned, or completion of a public process for input on Pt. Molate's future. 

The settlement was negotiated behind closed doors in a series of closed sessions with the Richmond City Council and the settlement entered into judgement before consideration in open session.

Despite years of study and analysis of the viability of housing developments at Pt. Molate indicating that there simply is inadequate access and infrastructure to support large scale development, at the urging of certain individuals and daunted with threats of large scale risk for non-settlement, the City Council voted to adopt the settlement.

The land use determination process was never fulfilled for Pt. Molate, yet the settlement allows for residential development across three determined parcels and allows for payment of a modest in lieu development fee, nearly precluding any hope of affordable housing.

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 2017/2018 season.

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CFSPM ON RECENT COURT RULINGS
CFSPM was disappointed that the Richmond City Council voted to accept the settlement proposal on April 3, setting the wheels in motion for large scale housing development and profit sharing with Upstream LLC.

Upstream benefits with and upfront loaded,  large scale financial payout, and the ability to purchase the property parcels (3) for $1 each if a 4 year time table is not met. 
POINT MOLATE ALLIANCE DEBUTS
- Collection of citizen groups concerned with responsible and sustainable development on our shorelines
-  First public meeting: July 21st 10:30 to 12:30 at Bridge Art Space
-  LOCATION CHANGE!
This will be a community information session covering information the City is not necessarily providing to allow the public to better navigate the current planning process for Pt. Molate's future.  You will hear from local experts about the opportunities and constraints of development at Pt. Molate, economic impact, the status of historical structures, the scope of natural resources at the Point, and the risks associated with certain usage & development types.

You will also have an opportunity to gather with fellow attendees for an public forum and Q&A sesion where you will be able to communicate your vision and preferences for development and land usage at Pt. Molate.
Join us on Saturday July 21 from 10:30 to 12:30 for an open community forum on Pt. Molate's future.  The location has changed!  The forum will take place at the Marina By Harbormaster's Building, at 1340 Marina Way South in Richmond. Refreshments provided.