Existing law, the Planning and Zoning Law, sets forth various requirements relating to the review of development project permit applications and the issuance of development permits for specified classes of development projects.
This bill would prohibit the County of Riverside, the County of San Bernardino, and any of the cities within those counties from approving the development or expansion of any qualifying logistics use, as defined, that is adjacent to sensitive receptors, as defined, unless the local agency imposes a minimum setback on the qualifying logistics use of 1,000 feet or imposes alternative measures that will reduce the project's impact on the public health and safety in a comparable manner, as specified. The bill would require a local agency, before approving a qualifying logistics use, to require the project applicant to develop a prescribed written construction careers agreement that requires all construction work for the qualifying logistics use project to use a skilled and trained workforce, and that requires a set percentage of jobs created by the qualifying logistics use project to go to local residents. By imposing new requirements on local agencies, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
The bill would include findings that changes proposed by this bill address a matter of statewide concern rather than a municipal affair and, therefore, apply to all cities, including charter cities.
This bill would make legislative findings and declarations as to the necessity of a special statute for the Counties of Riverside and San Bernardino and the cities located within those counties.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

Statutes affected:
AB2840: 41061 HSC
02/18/22 - Introduced: 41061 HSC
03/24/22 - Amended Assembly: 41061 HSC
AB 2840: 41061 HSC