Environmental Impact Report approves Liberty Quarry in Riverside County
The planning commission’s staff report was based on the findings of the EIR. The full environmental study spans more than 8,500 pages and took six years to complete, including four months of public review and nearly two years of detailed response to public comment.
“We are very happy, the staff report acknowledges the projects benefits of reduced traffic, reduced air emissions, and the creation of new high-quality jobs,” Gary Johnson, Aggregate Resource Manger for Granite Construction.
The project has received support from numerous cities, chambers of commerce and civic organizations that praise the benefits of Liberty Quarry to the region’s economy, traffic and air quality.
“I understand the importance of reducing unnecessary truck traffic and providing an economic stimulus at the same time,” noted Moreno Valley City Council Member Marcelo Co. “Granite Construction is asking to invest millions of private dollars into our economy and I support them.”
The County Planning Commission will review Liberty Quarry at two hearings on April 26 and May 3, both beginning at 4 p.m. at Rancho Community Church in Temecula.
A full copy of the County Planning Commission’s staff report is available on Riverside County’s Planning Department home page, and can also be found at www.LibertyQuarryFacts.com.
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