The Moreno Valley City Council wants to increase our sales tax to pay the warehouse developers bills - again. As a Moreno Valley Unified School Board Member, I support a warehouse tax - not a sales tax.
In 2018, Darrell Peeden was appointed to the Moreno Valley School Board. His appointment meant a fresh, bold look at public policy in the District. In 2016, Mr. Peeden ran for Moreno Valley Mayor, his platform included reshaping the Moreno Valley economy which included working to reduce income inequality in the community. He promised to change the way the city spent money and what type of industry occupied the city. His plan was to focus on a community wealth development approach that would put Moreno Valley residents first by giving them the opportunities to create businesses that could provide the goods and services that the local city government used.
Why does this matter? Because for over a decade a company named Highland Fairview has bought the politicians in Moreno Valley. As a result, they have been using all that power for their own special interest. Their interest are to rezone much of the Moreno Valley land for outside corporate interest excluding the community from this...
A new study by IE2030 reveals that Bloomington voters, overall, oppose warehouse development in their community. In addition, the study finds that Bloomington voters overwhelmingly oppose warehouses being built near schools and homes. Click here to read the study!