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
- Offer includes property transfer and high intenstiy development

A response to a Public Records Act request for documents that describe the proposed changes to the existing EIR for Pt. Molate developed for the former Tribal Destination Resort project, indicated that Upstream is rolling down a path to pursue 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.

Four CLOSED SESSIONS took place to review this offer, however after a community outcry, the City Council wisely decided that this and any other project must be reviewed in a public forum and through all prescribed channels.

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 2016/2017 season.

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The "Winehaven Hotel" Project
CFSPM ON RECENT COURT RULINGS
While the 9th Circuit's July 2017 rulings appear as a setback, CFSPM is supportive of the opportunity for the case to be fully heard.

By remanding portions of the case back to District Court, additional evidence can be presented outside of the evidence items considered in the pleadings providing a path for the true story to be heard.

9th CIRCUIT PARTIALLY OVERTURNS DISTRICT COURT'S RULING
- Upholds lower court dismissal of express breach of contract claims
-  Remands remaining case to lower court for further proceedings
-  Allows plaintiff to file 4th amended complaint
-  Vacates lower court ruling to award attorney fees to Richmond

In parts between 2013 and 2014,  the District Court had ruled that all complaints filed by the plaintiff: Upstream LLC were to be dismissed on their pleadings and awarded the City of Richmond $1.9M in attorny feets.

With the appelate court's ruling, while the express breach of contract complaint dismissals have been upheald, the plaintiff can file an amended complaint, and the district court must proceed with hearing the case.

All of this delays even further resolution over Pt. Molate property development and rehabilitation. Indeed the property has been held hostage for over a decade by a failed attempt to build a mega-casino and subsequent litigation.

For a detailed summary of the 9th Circuit's ruling, read Law 360's comprehensive summary of the ruling, and the ruling itself.
On August 4, 2017 the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on the appeal filed by the plaintiff in the matter of Upstream LLC vs. City of Richmond in a lawsuit for breach of contract and bad faith negotiations filed in 2012.