The Clock is Ticking at Point Molate 

Should Richmond really build a waterfront community along the historic cul-de-sac directly adjacent to Chevron’s refinery?

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Butt made a statement touting his development knowledge and role in restoring multiple Richmond properties, including the Craneway Pavilion, the Richmond Plunge swimming pool, and the Hotel Mac. While true, this aroused the suspicions of some opposition members that the mayor, an architect, contractor, and former real estate broker, wants the potentially lucrative contract to restore Winehaven. Butt also referred to the anti-agreement attendees as "a bunch of old white folks," and claimed to have seen "no people of color" speaking, apparently forgetting that local Native American leader Courtney Cummings had spoken about the misuse of Ohlone sacred sites.

Finally, the council voted 4-3 to approve the amendments, with the mayor and Councilmembers Bates, Ben Choi, and Demnius Johnson voting yes, and Councilmembers Martinez, Willis, and Jael Myrick voting no.

Opponents of the SunCal plan vowed to fight on.

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