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The Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on the Renewable Energy Ordinance (REO) on July 14, 2015. The Board introduced a motion to prohibit all utility-scale wind projects. After hearing testimony from approximately 25 people, the Board closed the public hearing and indicated its intent to approve the REO with the ban on utility-scale wind projects. The Board hearing package can be found here. Please scroll down to view the Board hearing letter and its attachments individually.

The Final EIR, which considers the comments received during the formal public review period of the Draft EIR, is available here. A copy is also available at the DRP Main Office. The Board certified the Final EIR at its July 14, 2015 hearing. The Findings of Fact and Statement of Overriding Considerations is available here.

Revisions have been made to the version of the draft REO provided to the RPC for their April 22, 2015 hearing. The latest draft REO is also now available here. The revisions from the RPC version are shown as double underline and double strikethrough.

The Regional Planning Commission (RPC) held a public hearing on the Renewable Energy Ordinance (REO) on April 22, 2015. After hearing testimony from approximately 10 people, the RPC closed the public hearing and recommended approval of the project to the Board of Supervisors.

All materials submitted prior to the public hearing can be found here. The video and unofficial transcript of the hearing can be found here here.


Overview

The REO is a Countywide ordinance that amends Title 22 (Planning and Zoning) of the Los Angeles County (“County”) Code to provide a set of definitions, procedures and standards for review and permitting of solar and wind energy projects. These include solar and wind projects generating energy for on-site (small-scale) or off-site (utility-scale) use as well as temporary meteorological (MET) towers.

The REO will help the State of California accomplish its established goals for meeting energy demand using renewable resources while minimizing impacts to the environment. The REO will also encourage distributed generation by facilitating the development of solar and wind energy projects that generate energy for on-site use as well as those that are structure-mounted, such as on rooftops or over parking lots.


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