Judge Rules in Favor of MSJC in Pursuit of Proposed I-15 Corridor Campus

December 11, 2015

A ruling by a Riverside County Superior Court judge gives Mt. San Jacinto College (MSJC) its second court victory relating to the proposed purchase of 80 acres in Wildomar for the possible future development of the proposed I-15 corridor campus.

In 2009, the California Supreme Court issued a decision on a previous lawsuit that allowed the college to proceed with an option agreement to possibly purchase the land from the Riverside County Regional Park and Open Space District.

The recent lawsuit, filed on November 4, 2014 by residents, sought to invalidate MSJC’s Purchase and Sale Agreement with Riverside County Regional Park and Open Space District.  The lawsuit also claimed MSJC failed to adopt procedures required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

On Dec. 4, 2015, Superior Court Judge Craig Riemer ruled in favor of MSJC, stating that MSJC and the Riverside County Regional Park and Open Space District have followed all requirements of CEQA.

“Mt. San Jacinto College is pleased with this decision and is working diligently to serve the educational needs of our students,” said Trustee Ann Motte.  

This ruling clears the way for MSJC to prepare an environmental impact report for the proposed I-15 corridor campus.