Public weighs in on Point Molate casino proposal


Praise for thousands of promised new jobs outpaced warnings of an economic and social drain Wednesday night as residents aired their views on a massive Indian casino resort and convention center proposed for the Richmond waterfront. The public hearing, the first of two over the draft environmental review for the project, drew a crowd of more than 200 to the Richmond Memorial Auditorium. Most backed a $1.2 billion project that promises to employ thousands of construction workers and 12,000 mostly entry-level employees if it opens.