California Supreme Court Dashes Joshua Tree Group’s Appeal Of DG Approval

The California Supreme Court last week denied a petition from the Joshua Tree Downtown Business Alliance asking for a reconsideration of its earlier rejected appeal of the county’s approval of a plan to build a Dollar General store in that rustic community.
The Joshua Tree Downtown Business Alliance filed a lawsuit against San Bernardino County and store developer Dynamic Development in San Bernardino County Superior Court, obtaining a favorable ruling that stymied the project. Dynamic Development filed an appeal to the Fourth Appellate District, which ruled against the alliance by reversing
the initial injunction.
The Fourth Appellate District in June found that the alliance did not provide enough information nor an adequate rationale to consider the negative economic impact of the store, proposed at Twentynine Palms Highway and Sunburst Street.
David Fick of the Joshua Tree Downtown Business Alliance lamented the Supreme Court’s refusal to take the matter up on appeal, saying it now appeared “All legal avenues of resisting Dollar General’s damaging plan appear to be exhausted.”
For four years, members of the Joshua Tree community have been opposing the proposed construction of a Dollar Genera. They say the store will ruin the downtown area’s unique character.

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