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Environmental Justice Element

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At their December 20, 2022 Public Hearing, City Council adopted the latest version of the Environmental Justice Element.

Link Here: Draft Environmental Justice Element

The City of Victorville has developed its first Environmental Justice Element. Environmental Justice is defined by the State of California as “the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of people of all races, cultures, incomes, and national origins with respect to the development, adoption, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.”

The Environmental Justice Element is an addition to and part of the City’s General Plan, and reflects the City’s commitment to reducing environmental burdens and ensuring all residents have the opportunity to access public goods and services that improve their quality of life.

Why has the City developed an Environmental Justice Element?

California State law requires every local jurisdiction to prepare and adopt a comprehensive and long‐range general plan to guide its growth and physical development. The General Plan provides a consistent framework for land use and development decisions consistent with an established community vision. In 2016, the State of California passed Senate Bill 1000 (SB 1000)—the Planning for Healthy Communities Act—requiring cities and counties to address environmental justice within their general plans.

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Phone: (760) 955-5135