ATTACKING THE CREEPING SCOURGE OF… JOBS? For decades, the chorus in California’s fast-growing Inland Empire was fairly consistent: We can’t just be bedroom communities — we need jobs. As the region evolved, its lower land costs and transportation infrastructure created a boom in warehousing and logistics.
Happy days, right? Wrong.
State and county officials, worried there are too many
employment opportunities warehouses in the region, are trying end-runs around city governments, rolling out everything from countywide policies and pressure on developers to calls for greater environmental review in an effort to stem what they see as a warehouse invasion.