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Wed, Mar 2, 2011 -- 9:30 AM

Casino in Richmond?


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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

Guests:

  • 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

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