Cargill Salt Ponds
A decade ago, Cargill proposed a vast city-size development on the 1400-acre Redwood City salt ponds. The proposal was so controversial that eventually the City Council told Cargill to withdraw their application. But now the project is back, thanks to the Trump administration, which announced in March that they don’t consider these salt ponds to be covered by the Clean Water Act or the Rivers and Harbors Act. Immediately afterwards, Cargill announced that they’re moving forward with a new development proposal for the site.
Tell Cargill, their developer DMB Associates, and the City Council of Redwood City that the salt ponds should be restored to wetlands, not paved over for development.