Medina Wants Warehouse Development Transparency
(Moreno Valley, CA) – At a news conference outside of an Amazon Fulfillment Center in Moreno Valley, Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), local elected officials, labor organizations, and community leaders made their case for more transparency of tax payer-funded subsidies for warehouse developments. Assemblymember Medina wrote Assembly Bill 2853, which will increase public transparency before the approval of an economic development subsidy for warehouse distribution centers. “Development of warehouses in the Inland Empire has grown tremendously, in large part due to the subsidies provided by local government. Yet, research is showing that warehouses aren’t benefiting the local communities they are built in,” said Assemblymember Medina. “Government needs to be smart when using our limited funds. My bill will increase transparency so that decisions made improve the lives of the public.” Learn more in this Assembly Access video.