Warehouse projects, developers and officials in the Inland Empire

Segment: D Report
Participants: Penny Newman , executive director and founder of the Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice (CCAEJ),
Broadcast Air Date: 06/30/ 17 on KUCR 88.3 FM.
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
KUCR station page: http://www.kucr.org

Discussion points:
-What is the Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice?
-How do we make the government decision process accessible to everyday people?
– When did they first warehouses start showing up?
– What happens when our communities change from agriculture to big box and diesel traffic zones?
– Why are the decisions made with the direct input of the communities being affected?
What happens when you ignore the concerns of the people?
– What options are available to stop projects that benefit city officials and developer profits but not the people that live in the immediate communities?
– They tells these changes are good for us, but what is price we will pay for these so called benefits?
– Why is the overriding consideration jobs instead of health, when you can’t work if you are made sick?
– what kind of jobs are they promising?
-Aren’t these jobs a new form of sweetshop labor?
– why do the warehouse employers use temp agencies instead of hiring directly?
– let’s look at the contradictions.
-Why is the level of poverty rising in correspondence to the increase of warehouse projects?
– What happens if Inland Valley area CAN build a future of less warehouse dependence?
-Corona and Temecula chose not to accept the warehouse model of development
and formed a different economic community.
– The Inland empire/ valley doesn’t have to carry the burned of the greater Los Angeles’ shortcomings.
– Why are our local elected officials accepting the warehouse ” redevelopment” models?
– Can you get more from sales tax than from a warehouse tax.
– Is there a self-esteem issue?
– What is the World Logistic Center?
– Can the 60 freeway to Moreno Valley accept the increase of 14,000 capacity of diesel traffic?
– What is the response of the Community to the decision of city officials and developer?
– What happened to the people that invested in the community?
– Why don’t the developers live in the community they transform?
– Do the city officials live next to a warehouse?
– What happens when you advocate for the future generations instead of the preset economic revenue and profits?
– Do our elected officials have a low self esteem for Riverside county?
– Why can’t Los Angeles keep its own garbage, why have Riverside and San Bernardino accept L.A. ‘s garbage
– There is better vision for the riverside and surrounding counties?
– Los Angles is not the Model. -What do we want our communities to look like?
– Do we want concrete boxes everywhere we look?
– Does a 1000 foot buffer between homes and warehouse diesels sources, reduces the health risk by 80%
– Do our students from our local college ( UC riverside, CSU San Bernardino, University of Redlands, Loma Linda, Cal Baptist) graduate to work in warehouses?
– How did we get the Air Resource Lab to UC Riverside?
– Does the Inland Valley have the highest air pollution rates in the nation?
– Why are we subsidizing warehouse projects when we could be moving to the hubs of engineering, medicine and environment research?
– Can we demand new leadership to achieve the new future for the area?
– Why do we disrespect the rural, when the city is dependent of the rural?
– What do we do with all the creativity and energy in the area?
– Why don’t we build incinerators and warehouse in the wealthy areas?
– What if what is being proposed is not in the best interest of the people that are going to be most affected?

Send comments about this segment to: comments@dreport.org

Segment produced in KUCR, the radio station of the University California in Riverside.

Disclaimer: The views expressed are the sole responsibility of the respective speakers and do not represent the endorsed position of the UC Regents, UC Riverside or KUCR.

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