San Bernardino – The desert region of San Bernardino County was the first in the state to deploy large scale solar projects in the 1980s and 1990s. Now, the county is once again on the threshold of what it described as “a new era in sustainable community development” and officials consider renewable energy an essential foundation in this regard. In support of this strategy, the county Planning Commission is now considering an amendment to the Renewable Energy and Conservation Element regarding the location of future renewable energy projects.
The community is invited to weigh in on the proposed changes at a public hearing to be hosted by the County Planning Commission on Thursday, April 26. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. at the San Bernardino County Government Center Covington Chambers on the First Floor, 385 North Arrowhead Avenue, San Bernardino. San Bernardino residents will also have access to the hearing via Remote Video Conferencing at the Jerry Lewis High Desert Government Center, 15900 Smoke Tree Street in Hesperia and at the Bob Burke Joshua Tree County Government Center 63665 Twentynine Palms Highway in Joshua Tree.
Proposed changes to the Renewable Energy and Conservation Element can be viewed online at http://cms.sbcounty.gov/lus/Planning/RenewableEnergy.aspx.