Jurupa Valley Legislative Priorities

The Jurupa Valley City Council has identified the following legislative priorities for both State and Federal levels of government. These priorities serve to provide policy direction for implementation by the City Manager. Periodic amendments are made as needed, with more extensive updates every year or alternating years.

  1. Public Safety


  • Improvement of local law enforcement, fire suppression and prevention, mitigation of hazardous materials, rescue and emergency medical services, and disaster preparedness.

  • Legislation that, and pursuance of funding that, assists local law enforcement in reducing drug, burglary, domestic violence, and assault crimes.

  • Protection of children from tobacco, alcohol and drug use, and support-related prevention and intervention programs.

  • Improvement of vehicular, pedestrian, bicycle and equestrian safety with emphasis on reducing the operation of motor vehicles while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

  • Increase of funding for disaster preparedness, prevention response, and recovery for all hazards.

  • Legislation that strengthens local authority to regulate businesses that facilitate illegal human trafficking, gambling, prostitution, etc.


  • Legislation that limits law enforcement's ability to responsibly protect the residents and businesses of Jurupa Valley.

  1. Infrastructure, Transportation and Public Works


  • Pursuance of funding that specifically benefits Jurupa Valley’s transportation and public works projects.

  • Protection of local authority to maintain and manage the public right-of-way and receive compensation for its use.

  • Protection of dedicated transportation-related tax revenue sources and support increased funding for local transportation programs and facilities.

  • Funding for local roadway and easement maintenance with emphasis on funding for illegal dumping and abandonment of unsecured property.


  • Restriction of local authority to zone and plan for the locally prioritized infrastructure.

  1. Financial Stability


  • Protection of local control of revenue and resources.

  • Funding for regionally significant transit corridors that impact local highways and streets.

  • Preservation and enhancement of local ability to increase and use tax revenue.


  • Legislation that increases local dependence on the State for financial stability and policy direction.

  • Modification to local revenue allocations without the participation and approval of locally elected public officials.

  • Unfunded mandates which unfairly burden cities without full restitution.

  1. Housing, Community and Economic Development


  • Legislation that strengthens local control and decision-making on land use and zoning.

  • Reformation of housing element law that provides clear processes and flexibility to accommodate regional cooperation. Establishment of realistic housing goals and performance standards.

  • Economic development initiatives that improve California’s business climate and competitiveness.

  • Tools and incentives that address the workforce development equity and job retention issue facing the Inland Empire.

  • Legislation that increases financial assistance to local governments, non-profit housing organizations and public/private partnerships to provide affordable, transitional, supported, and emergency housing to seniors and people with special needs, including people who are homeless or are at risk of experiencing homelessness.

  • Legislation that provides funding and resources to prevent homelessness and that supports people who are experiencing homelessness.


  • Legislation that limits local authority to provide a transparent development process and adequately mitigate environmental impacts to the community.

  1. Environmental Quality


  • Legislation that establishes funding for compliance with unfunded environmental mandates.

  • Measures that expand markets for recyclable materials and maintain local authority and flexibility to regulate solid waste and recyclables.

  • Prioritization of environmental funding for CalEnviroScreen 4.0 designated for disadvantaged communities above the 70th percentile.


  • Legislation that imposes undue hardship on local agencies to implement environmental regulations.

  1. Governance Transparency and Labor Relations


  • Legislation that modernizes requirements for publication of legal notices.

  • Measures to achieve and maintain fair and proportionate representation on national and regional boards.


  • Any action that limits the authority of City Council to govern with an emphasis on protecting the contract service delivery model.

  1. Development of New Legislation

Automated Neighborhood Truck Enforcement

Hazardous Materials Transportation, Storage, Safety and Transparency–Assembly Bill (AB) 777

  • Would require any person, including state agencies, transporting or storing hazardous materials, of a substantial quantity, anywhere in California, to notify the local city and/or county legislative body.

Community Assistance, Recovery, and Empowerment (CARE) Court Program–Senate Bill (SB) 1338

  • Develop additional legislation to build upon SB 1338.

City Leadership

Chris Barajas
Guillermo Silva
Brian Berkson

Chris Barajas

Mayor, District 5

Guillermo Silva

Mayor Pro-Tem, District 2

Brian Berkson

Council Member, District 3

Leslie Altamirano
Armando Carmona
City Manager Rod Butler

Leslie Altamirano

Council Member, District 4

Armando Carmona

Council Member, District 1

Rod Butler

City Manager