Energy on the agenda

inyo_courthouse.jpgAt their meeting today, Inyo Supervisors planned to review a Mid-Year financial report. The County Administrator planned to ask the Board to continue to “stress revenue attainment and expense savings to maximize year-end fund balances” and to consider reaffirmation of what they call Extraordinary Budget Control Policies. That item was set for 10:30am.

At 1:30 pm, The Planning Department was expected to conduct a workshop on the Renewable Energy General Plan Amendment. That is the document that angered a number of residents who do not support establishment of 14 industrial-scale energy development areas that total 1,000 square miles. Objections range from environmental damage to visual ugliness.

The Board had planned to make a decision on this General Plan Amendment today but decided to hold a workshop first and make a decision April 1st.

Energy is on the agenda of the Mono Supervisors today too. They have scheduled a presentation on a program that would possibly include the Town of Mammoth Lakes and the County in search of ways to save energy in homes and businesses. It’s called a Property Assessed Clean Energy program. This kind of program could access funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades.

Today, the Supervisors were expected to direct their staff to engage the Town of Mammoth in this process and to come up with a resolution and Joint Powers Agreement for the program.


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7 years ago

If DWP wants to build on their land with our support, why don’t they give us a discount on their rates? Same with Edison. The old question here is what do we get out of this deal. Right now DWP wins everything and we loss everything.

Philip Anaya
Philip Anaya
7 years ago

While some have been focused on the content of the REGPA issues, there is also the issue of the Inclusion of Public Input into this General Plan Amendment Process. The Board of Supervisor’s Work shop tomorrow will offer the opportunity to address the issues. The Inyo County Planning Department is… Read more »