Agreements completed between Upstream, Guidiville, and the City of Richmond (the City) in 2004 ensure ongoing exchange between the Project and Richmond, so that the Guidiville Tribe and local community prosper together. Examples include:
- Upstream, Guidiville, and the City agreed on a Land Disposition Agreement (LDA), and Municipal Services Agreement (MSA) under which the City would sell the property to Upstream/Guidiville for $50 million, and upon opening of the project, receive upwards of $20 million per year annually for 20 years. These payments will help community development programs all over the City.
- The LDA provides for preservation of all existing open space through conservation and public access easements, provides for construction and maintenance of the Bay Trail, provides for rehabilitation of the Winehaven Historic District to Secretary of the Interior standards, and for the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review of the Project by the City initially, and if significant changes to project plans were to occur in the future.
- The existing MSA includes first-source hiring goals to achieve 40 percent of initial hires from the City, and living wage provisions to ensure that every job is a good job.
- The MSA calls for establishment of a series of collaborative meetings between City and Tribal representatives, so their collective efforts can improve conditions for Tribal members and Richmond residents for years to come. The project team will use these collaborations to assist in directing the community donation program to be established with project revenues.