Richmond City Council
Point Molate is the last unprotected headland along San Francisco Bay. For several years, this rare, wild shoreline was being considered as a site for a mega-casino. A hardworking coalition of local groups helped defeat that wrongheaded proposal. Now, a Southern California-based luxury housing developer is trying to make this beautiful site available only to the rich. Opponents of the SunCal proposal argue that the site should be held as a regional park instead of an elite housing complex. As a public park, Point Molate could be enjoyed by nearby Richmond residents, who have shouldered a disproportionate share of the Bay Area’s toxic pollution, and by all visitors to this precious shoreline. The outcome of this fight will affect each and every one of us for years to come.
Sunflower Alliance encourages even non-Richmond residents to sign this Sierra Club petition and speak at the Richmond City Council meeting on September 8th, when the fate of Point Molate is to be decided. As residents Courtney Cummings and David Helvarg explain, “The fight to save Point Molate is, like many land use decisions, also about institutional racism and environmental justice. When it comes to racial equity, no one can seriously doubt that if Richmond, California . . . were a wealthy white community, this last unprotected natural headland . . . would have long ago been set aside as a regional park and visitor destination.”
Take a look at the Richmond Community News, which contains their article as well as an analysis of a whole range of serious problems with the SunCal proposal.
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