By an 8-3 margin, bill putting distance between new logistics centers and sensitive receptors like homes, schools and daycares moves forward.
- Matt Hamlett
(SACRAMENTO) — Today the Assembly Natural Resources Committee approved AB 1000, the Good Neighbor Policy, which addresses the planning and construction of new logistics centers across California. The bill would permit local governments to approve construction of large warehouses and logistics centers of over 100,000 square feet when they are 1,000 feet from sensitive receptors such as schools, homes and daycares. Local governments would also be able to approve construction of these facilities as close as 750 feet from a sensitive receptor when specific mitigation measures are followed to reduce negative community impacts.
“Today was an important initial step in moving AB 1000 through the legislative process” said Assembly Majority Leader Eloise Gómez Reyes. “I am encourage by the diverse group of stakeholder including healthcare professionals, environmentalists, and organized labor who joined us in calling for balance between warehouse construction and community quality of life. I look forward to continuing to engaging with stakeholders on all sides of this issue as this legislation moves forward.”
AB 1000 will next be scheduled to be heard in the Assembly Local Government Committee. To sign up for email updates on this legislation, download a factsheet, and to view articles and videos relevant to AB 1000 you can visit https://a50.asmdc.org/GoodNeighbor.
Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes is the Majority Leader of the California State Assembly, representing Assembly District 50, which includes the cities of Colton, Fontana, Loma Linda, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands and San Bernardino, as well as unincorporated Bloomington.