According to the Press Enterprise, the Jurupa Valley city council is eyeing ways to enforce the state’s truck idling laws.
Tonight, the town’s city council is meeting to discuss possible enforcement methods and will likely approve a program to enforce regulations that prohibit trucks from idling.
The program will be funded though a $30,000 grant from an environmental group.
The Press Enterprise reports that the Mira Loma area of Jurupa Valley has some of the poorest air quality in the nation.
Jurupa Valley’s mayor Verne Lauritzen said that getting the program running might be tough on the allotted $30,000 budget as special training will need to be provided to deputies or code enforcement officers.
“When enforcement starts, word of mouth spreads pretty fast,” Lauritzen told the Press Enterprise. “We’re sending a message.”
“I think a code enforcement officer or deputy assigned to enforce the anti-idling regulation will educate a lot of people,” Councilman Brad Hancock said.