CCAEJ warehouse lawsuit decree may bring more Environmental Justice to Jurupa Valley, California
Tonight, as a requirement of a consent decree regarding a lawsuit filed by MFN participant Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice, the city council of Jurupa Valley, California will consider adding an Environmental Justice (EJ) element to the city’s general plan.
Homes sit near warehouses and Highway 60 in Jurupa Valley. Warehouses have proliferated
in western San Bernardino and Riverside counties on former dairy land in Jurupa Valley.
The news article below provides an excellent summary.
The following resources and others are available at the link CA-Jurupa Valley for those who want to learn more.
- EJ Legal Background – California Attorney General
- Jurupa Valley EJ Element Staff Report, Plan, and Resolution
- Study of the City of Jurupa Valley EJ Element, Draft
Source: The Press Enterprise
JURUPA VALLEY: Council ponders environmental justice element
The general plan amendment is part of a consent decree settling a lawsuit against warehouse developers
Published: Oct. 15, 2014 Updated: 11:21 a.m.
The Jurupa Valley City Council on Thursday will consider adopting an environmental justice element to the city’s general plan.
The requirement to adopt the environmental justice element is part of a 2013 consent decree that settled a lawsuit Jurupa Valley-based Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice filed against developers of the Mira Loma Commerce Center warehouse project.
The element has objectives and policies on how disadvantaged and minority populations in the city can have input on conditions that affect the health of their environment.
The city council will meet at 7 p.m. at the former Sam’s Western Wear building, 8930 Limonite Ave., Jurupa Valley.