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[NAIOP of California] Legislative Call to Action – Oppose AB2840 Warehouse Ban
California Commercial Real Estate Leader:

There is legislation moving through the California Assembly that would devastate goods movements, impact jobs, and stop warehouse and industrial development throughout the state. Contact your assembly members today to oppose this harmful bill. 

Assembly Bill 2840, sponsored by Majority Leader Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-San Bernardino), would effectively stop warehouse development and disrupt goods movement and the supply chain by prohibiting the development or expansion of warehouses within 1,000 feet of “sensitive receptors.”  The definition of sensitive receptors is broadly defined by the legislation to include most non-industrial structures or public recreational land use.

Projects not banned by the proximity to a sensitive receptor would also be required to have a “skilled and trained workforce” labor agreement that includes a percentage of jobs going to local residents before the issuance of development permits.

Passage of AB 2840 could also have unintended consequences, such as unintentionally encouraging sprawl, increasing GHG emissions by creating more distance between distribution hubs and the consumer and discouraging job creation in communities across the state seeking economic development.

Support efficient movement of goods, job creation and commercial development by contacting your assembly members today in opposition to this misguided legislation.

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