Thank you for your invaluable support of The Lagunitas Project’s Board and Staff to administer our functions as a 501 (c) 3 public benefit non profit without which we would not have been able to pursue public and private foundations, major donors and the community for potential purchase of The Last Resort. Your support has also been critical for The Lagunitas Project to research and develop a comprehensive plan for remediating building code violations and to anticipate community programs that champion sustainable approaches to water reclamation, reuse and soil security.
However, as of the appeal filed by Mr. Hoffman’s attorney, Ms. Ann Draper, esq. on August 5th, 2021 to the May 12th, 2021 hearing, fundraising for the purchase of The Last Resort has subsequently been halted in consideration of the Appellate Court’s decision and the change in opportunities that may arise from it.
The Lagunitas Project’s Board and Staff thank you sincerely from the bottom of our hearts for all your contributions and support in our efforts to save The Last Resort and preserve a community legacy. We respectfully appreciate your patience during this holding pattern while Mr. Hoffman continues his legal fight and for the Federal Appellate Court’s final decision.
In 2018, the Board of Trustees incorporated THE LAGUNITAS PROJECT as a 501 (c) 3 public benefit non-profit organization to preserve and create community access to THE LAST RESORT. Endorsed by the Sierra Club, TLR is considered by many authorities to represent one of the last examples of the Back-to-Earth Movement in existence.
The Lagunitas Project volunteer board and staff represent a cross section of the local community deeply concerned with the future of environmental sustainability and the unique legacy provided by The Last Resort.
Since our initial startup, The Lagunitas Project board and staff have focused on developing organization infrastructure, administrative procedures, community outreach and funding to support the eventual purchase of The Last Resort and implement the necessary upgrades to allow safe community access.
Please download, “The Comprehensive Historic Preservation, Architectural Rehabilitation & Arts Access Plan” which outlines concrete action steps for bringing TLR to the community. The preservation, transfer of TLR, and scope of rehabilitation are solely contingent upon community support. Operations have been organized to achieve the following goals within the scope of funding:
- Promoting architectures, traditional cultures, and innovations that spark creative solutions to environmental challenges
- Fundraising to preserve and maintain The Last Resort to State Historical Building Code standards while complying with public access safety standards
- Showcasing local and regional artist’s work
- Conducting community events that generate awareness of bio-managed systems
- Offering an “alive” year-round environmentally focused arts residency program
- Supporting local individuals, artists and organizations in their creative pursuit
- Creating community garden space with “Plant It Forward” donations for feeding the homeless
- Inspiring self-sufficiency
- Establish an environmental research library
The Lagunitas Project plans to create arts access for each of the San Francisco Bay Area’s five counties including the San Rafael, Santa Rosa, San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland communities.