Wed, Mar 2, 2011 -- 9:30 AM
Casino in Richmond?Download audio (MP3)
Once a bustling Navy refueling station, Richmond's Point Molate is now a potential site for a Las Vegas-style casino to be managed by the Guidiville Band of Pomo Indians. Local opposition to the plan is strong, with nearly 58 percent of voters voting "No" on Measure U last November -- a non-binding measure that asked residents whether they supported the plan. Next week, the Richmond City Council will hold a public hearing on the issue, which could end the Environmental Review phase in the project's development. We hear from both sides of the debate.
Host: Michael Krasny
- David Helvarg, Richmond resident and member of Citizens for a Sustainable Point Molate
- Jeff Ritterman, councilman for the City of Richmond
- Jim Levine, managing partner of Upstream, LLC, the developer in favor of the casino project
- Michael Derry, CEO of Guidiville Tribe