COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION OKAYS INDUSTRIAL SOLAR SPRAWL IN JOSHUA TREE, 4-1; DECISION WILL BE APPEALED TO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

As expected, we lost yesterday. Here’s how local radio station KCDZ 107.7 is reporting it…

COUNTY APPROVES JOSHUA TREE SOLAR FARM – April 22nd, 2016

For the second time in two weeks, the county planning commission made a controversial decision on land use that went against the wishes of Joshua Tree residents. Reporter Mike Lipsitz explains…

The County Planning Commission today approved the controversial plan by NextEra Energy to put an industrial scale solar plant at the site of the old Joshua Tree Airport. The 4 to 1 split decision gives the go ahead to the 100+ acre development, despite impassioned pleas by a number of area residents who oppose the plan. Commissioner Paul Smith, representing Morongo Basin, cast the lone opposing vote. Yesterday’s decision is the second time this month that County Planning has supported a project that flies in the face of the development standards put forth in the Joshua Tree Community Plan. This is the first large scale solar development in Morongo Basin to receive approval since the county adopted a 31-point Solar Ordinance in 2013. Unless an appeal is filed with the County Board of Supervisors in the next 30 days, yesterday’s decision will be binding.

An appeal to the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors on this stupid decision is in progress. More as we hear it.

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