Legal Situation

THE LAST RESORT is currently involved in a legal situation with the County of Marin. We will be updating this page when appropriate, but in the meantime you can learn more about the situation by reading the various articles in the Media Coverage/Updates section.

Since 2012 Marin County has been aggressively seeking to take down David’s visionary innovations.  At the County’s request the Marin County Superior Court appointed a receiver to oversee the property, and on May 21, 2021, the Judge overseeing the case, Hon. Paul M. Haakenson, issued an order instructing the receiver to secure sales of The Last Resort to “a buyer acceptable to the County.”   Although David has been challenging the validity of the May 21 Order through the court system, there is a substantial risk that the County and its receiver will soon be able to raze the site, resulting in permanent loss of David’s art, architecture and integrated ecological environment.

The Last Resort is the last remaining integrated ecological environment, all others having already been destroyed or taken down but is now threatened with demolition, even though the Marin County Architectural Commission unanimously voted it a “designation of architectural significance for the site in its totality, including all 36 structures, to preserve its intrinsic artistic value as a site of local importance to the history and culture of unincorporated Marin County.

“We feel that David is a visionary who, during the past 50 years, has created solutions to climate change issues that we face as a global community. These solutions lie in the very structures and systems that stand to be destroyed if the Commission’s unanimous ruling continues to be discounted or ignored. We believe the demolition of his work would severely endanger the health, safety, beauty and tranquility of Marin County – and the potential for large-scale solutions that David’s innovation provides.”

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