Showdown: No Dollar General Joshua Tree

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Raised by 70 people in 67 months

Joshua Tree is the gateway to Joshua Tree National Park, one of the most popular national parks in the country. It is home to world-class artists, writers, educators, astronomers, naturalists, musicians and those seeking alternative lifestyles. Joshua Tree, this cultural jewel of the desert is under relentless attack by corporate greed. We are in a modern-day David and Goliath struggle to keep our small-town charm, dark night skies and wild animal corridors that are enjoyed by residents and international visitors alike.
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Dear Joshua Tree Residents and Friends,

I am very pleased to report that the San Bernardino Court has ruled in our favor and is going to require that the County and Dynamic Development abide by the law and do an Environmental Impact Report. We don't know what the eventual outcome will be but this is a big victory for all of us who are doing everything we can to support the small businesses and creative culture of Joshua Tree. Our lawyer Babak Naficy did a wonderful job of representing us. We are very grateful for your donations to the No Dollar General in Joshua Tree legal defense fund.

Thank you all for your support.
Eva

Here is information to share:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 5, 2014

RULING ON JTDBA VS. COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO AND
DYNAMIC DEVELOPMENT

JTDBA is pleased to announce the ruling by His Honor Donald Alvarez of San Bernardino County Superior Court, Department S32 in the court matter of Joshua Tree Downtown Business Alliance vs. County of San Bernardino and Dynamic Development.

The Court finding is as follows:

THE COURT GRANTS THE PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDATE TO OVERTURN THE APPROVAL OF THE SUBJECT REGARDING THE MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION AND THE CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT ON THE GROUNDS OF FAILURE TO PROPERLY ANALYZE THE PROJECTS IMPACTS ON THE ENVIRONMENT IN THE AREA OF ECONOMIC IMPACTS RESULTING IN URBAN DECAY. THE COUNTY IS REQUIRED TO UNDERTAKE AN EIR FOR THE PROPOSED PROJECT.

JTDBA commends Judge Alvarez' decision that requires the County to do an Environmental Impact Report for the approval/disapproval of the Dollar General project according to CEQA requirements.
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Monday, January 6 at 7-9pm

There will be a public meeting regarding the Dollar General application/litigation

at the Joshua Tree Community Center.

The agenda includes updates on the Dollar General litigation, fundraising, etc.

To see the briefs, go here: http://jtdba.wordpress.com/

There is a court hearing scheduled for January 17th "“ we'll have more information at the meeting.


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You posted a new update message:There are only 2 places left for the Sacred Sands New Years Day brunch for 8 people! A $100 donation will secure your spot. It will be wonderful start to the new year!
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There are many wonderful gifts to be had by donating to this important community cause.... an elegant New Year's Day lunch at Sacred Sands; tickets to the Joshua Tree Music Festival and important blood analysis by Jenny Holmes of Holmes Health. Many thanks to the businesses of Joshua Tree who are supporting this effort.
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Lisa Draper
67 months ago

Incorporate into a city like 29 palms did. Your tax dollars will better serve you if you want control of your future.

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Lisa Draper
67 months ago

This may put a bump in the road for $ general. Then offer to buy back the land which you could use as a monument where a plaque with be placed which expresses your ddedication as stated above.

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Julia Buckley
67 months ago

Happy to oblige. Besides, that is good coffee!

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$20
Barbara Sommars
48 months ago
$25
Adam Parfrey
53 months ago

get the bastards, Joshua Tree!

JB
$50
jb berg
53 months ago
JB
$100
Jo Beckwith
53 months ago

In honor of new Joshua Tree resident, Debbie Hopkins.

DH
$100
Debbie Hopkins
53 months ago
$10
Lauren Ell
64 months ago

Love you.

LM
$50
Linda MacKay
65 months ago

Thank you for filing this case. We moved to Joshua about 10 months ago and once I heard about the proposed Dollar General store it hit me in the gut that it wouldn't be something I'd want to see in my new community.

RA
$200
Ron Amos
65 months ago

Tickets to music festival for my daughter Kate Amos

BL
$100
Bernard Leibov
66 months ago
CH
$200
Casey Heisler
66 months ago

Don't support cheap labor, prison camps, slave wages and sweatshops over seas. No dollar general in joshua tree! Love from

Lisa Draper
67 months ago

Incorporate into a city like 29 palms did. Your tax dollars will better serve you if you want control of your future.

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Lisa Draper
67 months ago

This may put a bump in the road for $ general. Then offer to buy back the land which you could use as a monument where a plaque with be placed which expresses your ddedication as stated above.

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Julia Buckley
67 months ago

Happy to oblige. Besides, that is good coffee!

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