An Orange County judge has ruled against Riverside’s 2009 lawsuit seeking to block expansion of the Port of Los Angeles and force the port to help pay for transportation improvements the project would require.
I don’t know about you, but I seem to recall the City paying John Husing lots of money for his insight on how to promote the Inland Empire as the home of “cheap dirt”.
Our economic destiny was supposed to come because of our unique suitability as a logistics hub.Â After all we were only an hour from the mountains, an hour from the beach and an hour from the desert.Â Just the perfect spot to sort crap and ship it on it’s way.
It just didn’t make economic sense toÂ sort all those goods at the port or pay for the full costs of shipping them from cheap labor countries to cheap dirt ones.
I remember the Friends Of Riverside’s Hills suing the City and developers over the apparent disagreement over the value of cheap dirt in the Residential Conservation (RC) zoned areas of Riverside.
Husing questioned the city’s decision to take on the issue in court, particularly at a time when the recession has slowed shipping and train traffic. As if a 25 percent drop from 2006 to 2009 makes everything all right now.
An then there’s Moreno Valley permitting a Sketchers warehouse for additional truck trips.Â Maybe one day they’ll regret that decision and start to realize as Riverside apparently has, that seizing our destiny goes well beyond short term solutions. And that disregarding the true costs, impacts and consequences of those them does little to prepare us for overcoming them.
Thanks for voting. I really appreciate the support from the RNP board members in getting the word out. In posting this notice for our neighborhood, I ran across several other grant opportunities offered by corporate partners. Many of these offerings are PR initiatives designed for social networking connections to build or support brand awareness.
We all know there’s too much corporate money out there, nevertheless, we’ll be happy to take some of it off their hands and leverage it into something far more valuable than money. At the very least we’ll invent a far richer standard for profit.
If you thought community gardens are a passing fad, then maybe the story about the Salvation Army and the city of Murrieta’sÂ ground breaking at 8 a.m. Saturday on the garden’s first phase, a 27,000-square-foot patch for tomatoes, carrots, radishes, corn, lettuce and other staples will change your mind. Read more from the Press Enterprise.
Legislative Summit on Jobs and Regulations in California: March 19, 2010
Dear Community Members,
With more than 15% of Riverside County residents out of work, the Legislature needs to stop making our economic problems worse and instead take action to lower costs and bring back jobs.
That’s why lawmakers need to hear from people like you on what we can do to get California back on track.Â Please join me and other Riverside County legislators for a special hearing in Riverside on March 19 to hear from local job creators.Â They will talk about how high costs and irrational regulations have made it hard for them to create jobs in California and compete with other states.
Come join the discussion and learn what the Legislature can do to put jobs first again.
WHAT: Legislative Summit on Jobs and Regulations in California
WHO: Riverside County legislators, community leaders, local employers, local Chambers of Commerce
WHEN: Friday, March 19, 2010
9 am – Noon
WHERE: County of Riverside Administration Building
4080 Lemon Street, Riverside