Senate Approves Medina Bill to Safeguard Community Health

Thursday, September 7, 2017

SACRAMENTO– Yesterday, the Senate passed Assembly Bill 890 by Assemblymember Jose Medina with a 22 – 15 vote.  AB 890 addresses a loophole in the initiative process that allows development projects to bypass necessary environmental review.

“Due to a loophole in the law, some development projects can proceed without community engagement or environmental review,” said Medina. “This could worsen our air quality, damage our health, and undermine California’s environmental goals.”

This bill protects community health and puts a stop to taxpayers and residents dealing with the adverse effects of projects that have not had adequate environmental review. 

 “My area is recognized as a trade and warehouse corridor that is important for our state’s economy. But economic success should never cost a community its health,” Medina said.

AB 890 will proceed to the Assembly.

Assemblymember Medina proudly represents California’s 61st Assembly District, which consists of Riverside, Moreno Valley, and Perris.