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. 
LAST CHANCE TO PROVIDE COMMUNITY INPUT - Pt. Molate Visioning
- Final two City of Richmond sponsored events take place this month
-  Last property tour on Saturday August 18th, 2018 from 10AM to Noon
-  Final workshop to develop a preferred concept - Workshop #3 to take place       Monday August 27th, 2018 from 5 to 9PM
Participants can either meet at Pt. Molate prior to the 10AM departure and board the vans or board the vans at City Hall on Nevin St. between 9:00 and 9:30 AM with return transportation provided.

The final community workshop will take place Monday August 27, 2018 at Richmond Memorial Auditorium 403 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond 94804 between 5 and 9PM. Dinner and spanish translation will be provided.  This workshop will summarize the concepts collected from the community in the two previous workshops and provide an opportunity to supply feedback on a final concept.  The workshop will include a forum on site infrastructure needs, transportation, and financing. This will be your last chance during the City of Richmond sponsored evens to voice your preferences for land use at Pt. Molate.
The last public tour of Pt. Molate sponsored by the City of Richmond as part of the Pt. Molate visioning process will take place on Saturday August 18, 2018 from 10AM to Noon. The tour will circumnavigate the entire property in commuter vans and be led by local docents.   
Seating on property tour vans is limited. Please RSVP at www.richmondpointmolate.org to reserve your spot at both events!
Directions to Pt. Molate - Open map here.