On July 15, 2021, The Sierra Club filed a Petition for Writ of Mandate challenging the City’s adoption of its General Plan update – including the changes to the Zoning Ordinance in Ordinance No. 981 – for alleged violations of the California Environmental Quality Act. (Sierra Club v. The City of Moreno Valley, Riverside Superior Court Case No. CVRI2103300.) The ongoing litigation could potentially result in the invalidation of the City’s General Plan and reversion to prior zoning laws. Any applications for entitlements which rely on changes in the Zoning Ordinance under Ordinance 981, adopted on August 3, 2021, are at the applicants’ own risk.