|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Tue, 19 Jul 2016 19:48:31 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] REUSE: "Build waterfront park, not homes, at Point Molate, " California|
Build waterfront park, not homes, at Point Molate Opinion by David Helvarg San Francisco Chronicle (CA) July 18, 2016 Real estate interests often seem to push for badly thought out but highly lucrative waterfront developments. A case in point is my town of Richmond. Six years ago, the people of Richmond voted 58 percent to 42 percent to stop a mega-casino development planned for Point Molate, a 422-acre natural headland and historic wine port that, in the words of one local, “is the most beautiful part of the Bay Area no one’s ever heard of.” The casino developer, not seeming to understand his own business model that when you gamble you lose, sued the city. For six years, federal judges have ruled against him, his Upstream development company and the tribe they had partnered with. Yet Richmond Mayor Tom Butt is working to cut a deal with the former casino developer, Jim Levine, in two city council closed sessions in June and one this week. Apparently the mayor hopes to settle the suit the city’s been winning by giving part of Richmond’s greatest natural resource to Levine. … For the entire column, see http://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/openforum/article/Build-waterfront-park-not-homes-at-Point-Molate-8385343.php?cmpid=sfc_em_eed -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice/Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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