Yesterday the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors held a hearing regarding three appeals against the Planning Commission’s approval of NextEra’s proposal to build a 115-acre industrial solar complex on the old Roy Williams Airport facility on Sunfair in Joshua Tree.

Local activist Peggy Kennedy reports on what happened:

After public comment finished three [of the five] supervisors remained. [Supervisor/Chairman James] Ramos made a motion to continue until Aug 16 at 1pm. Public Comment is closed. JTSolar LLC (NextEra) will have 5 minutes and the three appellants will have 3 minutes each on Aug. 16. They will vote on the motion to deny the appeals or possibly another motion will be presented. Not sure about the latter.

You can view yesterday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, which includes the hearing, starting here: http://sanbernardino.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=13&clip_id=3887

More info on this issue is available from the local activists at solarjt.com


About Jay Babcock

I am the co-founder and editor of Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curator of the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was one of five Angelenos listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. Today, I live a peaceful life in the rural wilderness of Joshua Tree, California, where I am a partner in JTHomesteader.com with Stephanie Smith.
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