View from Pt. Molate - Photo by Russell Mondy

We urge citizens of Richmond to come out to the March 8th City Council meeting

Please voice your concerns over the Final EIR/EIS document and its negative impacts on the community, both human and natural.  We are at a critical turning point and we believe it is important for citizens to support their elected officials as they take on the task of how to reject this poorly-planned casino project and move towards a better vision at Point Molate.  Please support our new elected and members of the Citizens For a Susatinable Point Molate.  Key points to state would include:

1. Impact to eelgrass beds are unmitigated and significant impacts will probably go unmonitored – the developer states that project proponents will take action if losses are observed.  This requires a clear and well defined program for monitoring that will note threshold changes in the eelgrass and observe the grasses, through all the seasons, over the entire period of time from construction to 5-years after construction is complete.  Otherwise we may never know the full impacts of this project.

2. The grassland habitat in Point Molate is incorrectly identified as “Annual Grassland”.  Instead this is an invaluable patchwork of coastal grasslands that are considered rare by the California Department of Fish and Game.  Therefore, impacts to this sensitive resource are completely ignored.

3. Impacts to birds and wildlife are inadequately presented since it unclear what the impact of traffic, lights and unceasing activity will have on these species and their habitat.  We believe that the impact of regular traffic will greatly deteriorate the quality of all habitat on the San Pablo Peninsula.

Recent KQED radio program on Point Molate: This show was taped on March 2, 2011 at KQED studio.

Public Hearing: A special City Council meeting to consider the certification of the Final EIR will be held on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. at the City Council Chambers, 440 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, CA, 94804.

Report Availability: The FEIR may be viewed and printed from the developer’s website here.  Other pertinent documents can be located at the root directory here.

Hard copies of the document are also available at the following locations:

  • Richmond Public Library, Main Branch 325 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, CA 94804;
  • Richmond Public Library, Westside Branch 135 Washington Avenue, Richmond, CA 94801; and
  • City of Richmond, Planning and Building Services Department, City Hall, 450 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, CA, 94804