Cargill Salt Co. and luxury home developer DMB Associates are preparing to propose a new saltworks development that could put our Bay and the Redwood City community at risk.
In September, Save The Bay, other environmental groups and CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the Trump EPA’s arbitrary decision that the Redwood City Salt Ponds along the shoreline of San Francisco Bay are not protected by the Clean Water Act.
In 2012, massive public opposition defeated a proposal to build 12,000 homes on Redwood City salt ponds. Today, with a community that is even more informed about the threats of sea level rise, more frequent flooding, and worsening traffic, opposition to building new housing on the Bay is even stronger.
Building on Redwood City’s salt ponds right at sea level would put people at risk from rising seas and storms, destroy habitat for fish and wildlife and increase traffic.
Instead of developing the salt ponds, which are surrounded by restored tidal marshes, Cargill should sell or donate this site to the Don Edwards San Francisco National Wildlife Refuge so it too can be restored.
Join the growing number of people urging Redwood City Council to reject proposals for development. Sign the petition today.