Environmental Justice
  ANNOUNCEMENT!
GET INVOLVED! The Planning Department is presenting at a Community Workshop on October 23, 2019. Please see below or click here for more information.
If you were unable to attend in person, you may also view a presentation on Environmental Justice by clicking here.
Questions? (¿Preguntas?)
Project Managers:
 
Peter Hersh:
Phone (951) 955-8514
 
Robert Flores:
Phone (951) 955-1195
(Hablo Español)
Planning Navigation
What is Environmental Justice? (¿Qué es Justicia Ambiental?)
Environmental Justice is defined by state law as, "the fair treatment of people of all races, cultures, and income with respect to development, adoption, implementation, and enforcement of environmental law, regulation, and policies" (Gov't Code §65040.12). Essentially, Environmental Justice is intended to create a equitable playing field for affected communities when it comes to laws, regulations, and policies that effect the environment and quality of life and health.
 
Environmental Justice state law requires the County to incorporate Environmental Justice policy into its General Plan to address reduction of health risks, promote civic engagement, and prioritization of captial improvements and services within "disadvantaged communities." A disadvantaged community ("EJ Community) is an area that is affected by environmental pollution and other hazards and is also typically an economically disadvantaged (e.g. low income) community.
 
En Español
El estado de California define la justicia ambiental como "el trato justo de individuos de todas las razas, culturas y niveles de ingresos cuando se trata de desarrollar, adoptar, implementar y aplicar las leyes, reglamentaciones y principios ambientales" (Código de Gobierno §65040.12 ) Esencialmente, la Justicia Ambiental tiene la intención de crear un campo de juego equilibrado para las comunidades afectadas cuando se trata de leyes, regulaciones y políticas que afectan el medio ambiente, la calidad de vida, y la salud. 
 
La ley estatal requiere que el Condado incorpore la política de Justicia Ambiental en su Plan General para afrontar la reducción de los riesgos de la salud, promover el compromiso cívico, y la priorización de mejoramientos de infraestructura y servicios dentro de las "comunidades desfavorecidas". Una comunidad desfavorecida ("Comunidad de Justicia Ambiental") es un área que se ve afectada por la contaminación ambiental y otros peligros y también es típicamente una comunidad económicamente desfavorecida (por ejemplo, de bajos ingresos).
The Project (El Proyecto)
The Planning Department is working on incorporating the new Environmental Justice (EJ) requirements into the County's General Plan.
 
General Plan Amendment No. 190004 will incorporate EJ within existing General Plan elements to explain the law, the County's EJ framework, policies, and identification of affected communities, or EJ Communities.
 
En Español
El Departamento de Planificación está trabajando para incorporar los nuevos requisitos de Justicia Ambiental en el Plan General del Condado.
 
La enmienda del Plan General numero 190004 incorporará Justicia Ambiental dentro de los elementos existentes del Plan General para explicar la ley, el estructura de justicia ambiental,  las políticas y la identificación de las comunidades afectadas, conocidas como comunidades de Justicia Ambiental.
OUTREACH
Get involved! The Riverside County Planning Department is holding several workshops* throughout the County to inform the public about Environmental Justice and to receive public input and comments.
 
*If you are unable to attend one of the many workshops, you may click here to view the presentation from the Planning Commission workshop on June 5, 2019. 
 
Public Outreach
Workshop No. 1: May 20, 2019 (Thermal, CA)
·Notice: (English) (Spanish)
·Community Advisory Council Agenda: May 20, 2019
 
Workshop No. 2: May 30, 2019 (Thousand Palms, CA)
·Notice: (English) (Spanish)
·Community Advisory Council Agenda: May 30, 2019
 
Workshop No. 3: June 5, 2019 (Riverside, CA)
·Notice: (English) (Spanish)
·Presentation: EJ Presentation (PC)
* Please click here to view this video in its entirety.
 
Workshop No. 4: September 4, 2019 (Mead Valley, CA)
·Notice: (English) (Spanish)
·Community Advisory Council Agenda: September 4, 2019
 
Workshop No. 5: September 12, 2019 (Winchester)
·Notice: (English) (Spanish)
·Community Advisory Council Agenda: September 12, 2019
 
Workshop No. 6: October 23, 2019, at 5:00 PM (Mecca)
At the Mecca Boys and Girls Club
1391 66th Ave, Mecca, CA 92254
Hosted by Alianza 
 
Questions? Contact Robert Flores by phone at (951) 955-1195 or by email at RFlores@rivco.org