Judge orders all Richmond City Council members to answer allegations that they undermined Point Molate project

In an unusual move, a federal judge has ordered all seven Richmond City Council members to appear in court on Dec. 1 to answer allegations that they tried to sabotage a settlement agreement by hindering a developer’s efforts to redevelop Point Molate, despite having previously approved the mixed-use project.

It is the latest wrinkle in the years-long effort to redevelop the 193-acre parcel 1.5 miles north of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, which until 1995 was used as a U.S. Navy fuel storage and transfer facility.

The Guidiville Rancheria of California tribe and Upstream Point Molate LLC wanted to build a casino at the site several years ago but the City

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