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  Richmond Refinery Stakeholder Assessment - Draft Report
November 22, 2011

I just received the 2011 Draft Richmond Refinery Stakeholder Assessment.

From: David Plumb [mailto:dplumb@cbuilding.org]
Sent: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 2:05 PM
To: Merrick Hoben; Abigail Cartus
Subject: Richmond Refinery Stakeholder Assessment - Draft Report

Dear Richmond stakeholder,

Attached please find a draft version of the Richmond Refinery Stakeholder Assessment, an independent synthesis of stakeholder perceptions around Chevron’s engagement with the community. The assessment builds off a similar report conducted three years ago in late 2008 and early 2009.

We are sending this draft version to the nearly 50 people we interviewed, as well as everyone who received an interview request.

The goal of the assessment is to capture accurately the range of stakeholder views around the refinery’s relationship with Richmond, and to explore options for improving dialogue, engagement and partnership between the community and Chevron. The report focuses, in particular, on changes in perceptions since the previous assessment.

We encourage you to read this draft and give us feedback around how well we’ve captured the range of views. If we spoke with you in an interview, please let us know if you see the key ideas you sought to share with us.

As a reminder, the Consensus Building Institute (CBI) is a not-for-profit organization that helps communities and organizations to address concerns and collaborate. Chevron asked us to conduct this assessment as a follow-up to the previous report, which CBI also conducted. CBI is solely responsible for both reports’ content, including any errors and omissions.

A sincere thanks to all of you who took the time to speak with us during the past month. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or comments.

We ask that you provide any feedback on the draft by December 9, 2011, so that we can provide a final version by the end of the year.

Best regards,

David Plumb, Consensus Building Institute Merrick Hoben, Consensus Building Institute