Solar ZTA 20-01 - Urge Caution
Thanks to the many hundreds of local residents that took action, we were told that ZTA 20-01 will be taken up by a Task Force. Your voice made a difference - however proponents of the ZTA are still insisting that this ZTA must go forward.
The case is being made that this ZTA is a moral imperative to connect low income residents with lower cost renewable energy. The 3rd party electric suppliers pushing this ZTA are currently under investigation for predatory practices - particularly in low-come communities.
A task force process will afford stakeholders, notably farmers, a voice in how best to advance solar while not supplanting agriculture and damaging our critical natural resources. Concerns remain about how we balance growing food and ground mounted commercial solar.
Please re-iterate your concerns about ground mounted solar in the Ag Reserve, and thank you!