Divided board OKs limited `Good Neighbor Policy’ to guide big box projects

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A divided Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved a limited “Good Neighbor Policy” that establishes criteria for gauging the compatibility of future logistics center projects with the unincorporated communities where they’re intended to be built and sets operational standards that may or may not be applied. In a 3-2 vote, Tuesday, Nov. 19, with Supervisors Kevin Jeffries and Chuck Washington in dissent for different reasons, the board authorized implementation of the policy on a district-by-district basis, giving each supervisor the ability to individually decide when the policy should be applied within their supervisorial boundaries. “There are things in life where we opt in and opt out,” Supervisor Jeff Hewitt said, who hesitatingly supported the policy. “We can
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