Tom Butt
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  Attempting to Thwart Point Molate Planning and Development
June 15, 2018

Three individuals, James Hanson, Tony Sustak and Paul Carman (all RPA-associated) as well as two organizations, SPRAWLDEF and Citizens for Eastshore parks, have fled a petition with the Superior Court to have the Point Molate settlement, a Federal Court judgment, set aside. The city attorney believes the petition is without merit and has filed a response.

Although the Agenda for June 19 has not yet been posted, the draft shows an item sponsored by Councilmembers Martinez, Willis and Beckles delaying the onset much-anticipated Point Molate Community Visioning process for months.

What we are seeing here is a continuing effort by three City Council members (all RPA members), a handful of individuals and two organizations dominated by Berkeley interests, to thwart any development at Point Molate.

Instead of participating in the visioning process, these people are simply throwing bombs at it. I don’t think this is what the people of Richmond want. Richmond residents want to move ahead with Point Molate. They want to see the public access, jobs and businesses realized and tax revenue to the City of Richmond start to flow to pay for enhanced City of Richmond services.

Unless the agenda item sponsored by Councilmembers Martinez, Willis and Beckles passes, You are invited to the coming Point Molate Community Visioning Workshop#1. Please see additional information:

Attempting to Thwart Point Molate Planning and Development

Point Molate Community Visioning

Join us for the 1st Point Molate Community Visioning Workshop and Site Tour to better understand site assets, issues and constraints.  The workshop and site tour will be held at:
2100 Stenmark Drive, Building 1
Saturday, June 23, 2018
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

There will be transportation available from Richmond City Hall, 450 Civic Center Plaza. Meet at Nevin Avenue, between 25th and 26th St, from 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM. Seating is limited, please RSVP as soon as possible. Light lunch will be provided.                    

To learn more about the Community Visioning process, to share your thoughts, and RSVP for the event, please visit:
For information or questions, please email or contact Planning at (510) 620-6706.