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Opinion: Business community supports Guidiville Band casino

"At the request of the city, the Guidiville Tribe and Upstream-Point Molate assembled the $1 billion Point Molate Destination Resort project, consistent with the economic development goals of the Dellums legislation that conveyed the land to the city.

The project included a concrete plan to put thousands back to work and lead the local economy recovery all at no cost to taxpayers. We enthusiastically embraced the project.

The tribe's and Upstream's commitment includes a binding and enforceable legal agreement with the city that includes 40 percent first-source and living-wage hiring provisions for Richmond residents, meaning Richmond residents will be given preference for the thousands of jobs this project will create directly.

Even more, the preferred hire rate climbs to 70 percent for Contra Costa County residents, many from West County. This scale and level of local hiring is unprecedented and there are realistic plans to accomplish this goal."

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Judith Morgan: Casino project is the right move for Richmond (The Contra Costa Times 10/16)

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