Jurupa Valley school board members unanimously oppose the proposed Flying J truck stop near Jurupa Valley High School.
The resolution they approved Monday, Dec. 10, doesn’t carry any official weight. But it expresses the district’s opinion that the truck stop should be opposed because it could harm schoolchildren.
The proposed site is about 0.75 miles from Jurupa Valley High School and about 0.2 miles from the Mira Loma neighborhood.
City officials concluded that, if the truck stop were built, there would be no way to prevent diesel trucks from releasing “significant” levels of nitrogen oxides, which can cause lung cancer.
But the city’s Planning Commission determined the center was worth it because it would bring 79 full-time jobs, a total economic benefit to the region of nearly $2.5 billion and more than $17 million in revenue for the city in its first 20 years.
City Councilman Brian Berkson and the Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice both appealed the decision to the City Council.
The council is set to vote at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at Jurupa Valley City Hall.