When I read that a representative from Stater's said the company is Green, I fell out of my chair.
If Stater Brother's Market and Jack Brown and the City of Grand Terrace were of a Green Mind Set in terms of Environmental Concerns they would have come to an agreement to modify the current Stater Brothers Location to fit the needs of the community and not remove relatively Virgin Land and Farm Houses for a MEGA STORE Parking Lot.
The lack of REQUIRED Green Construction Design Requirements, Roof Water Catchment, and Parking Lot Run Off Capture, and such a large change in habitat for birds and small animals that have lost their open spaces... will not be reflective of a GREEN Thinking Corporation or City.
The Only Green Stater Brothers or Jacobsen or the City of Grand Terrace's Redevelopment Agency really cares about is GREEN CASH. The Orange Trees and Parks and all city efforts are first and foremost intended to raise property values, to make it more costly for families and citizens to live in Grand Terrace. This makes Realtors Richer, and the Tax Collectors and Spenders Happy. High Property Cost including homes and businesses, does not make for a healthy community, or family.
So Fix and Improve the OLD Buildings and Businesses. Don't make Grand Terrace a Carbon Copy of what is failing other communities 20 years later. Parking Lots and Big Empty Stores... Drive by the Old Costco or Kmart buildings some time. When their tax advantages are gone, they move to the next town. Leaving empty buildings behind the. Choice... empty building or empty field. Walmart has just reached the age of leaving behind their empty stores and moving to the "Next" RDA Taxpayer supported Store Site.
Well, I'd rather have a field, and some big oak trees, birds, skunks, opossums, ground squirrels and my lost good neighbors and friends. and fruit trees myself. I'd rather keep the jackasses on the farms and in large back yards and not in City Parks/Land or Facilities.