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DWP and Inyo talk power, solar and public opinion

At the Inyo Supervisors’ meeting Tuesday, during a break in the intense talk over the Department of Water and Power’s Solar Ranch plans south of Independence, Assistant Director of Power System Planning, Michael Webster made it clear that considering management, the Commission and the Mayor, there is clearly a chance that the project will not […]

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Inyo’s search for control over energy development

With the issue of large-scale solar development on the front burner, the Inyo Supervisors and Administrator took a look back on Tuesday to show the public where the County has been when it comes to solar regulation. That took them to an ordinance called Title 21. That ordinance spells out how solar developers need to […]

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LADWP will come to Inyo for solar talk

In early March, the Inyo Supervisors fretted over how to invite the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to come to a Board meeting to talk about their Solar Ranch project across from Manzanar. DWP has accepted, and someone will show up at the Board meeting on April 15th. During the March discussion over […]

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Inyo Supervisors: setting a date with DWP

The Inyo Supervisors agenda lists an item 20 which asks for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to “provide the Inyo County Board of Supervisors with a presentation on the status of LADWP’s Solar Ranch Project.” Board Chairman Rick Pucci said he wanted to make sure DWP “got an invitation.” Pucci also said […]

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New website rallies citizens

Angered by the Inyo Planning Commission’s refusal to listen to the public outcry against industrial solar development, citizens have now created a website and a petition to convince the Inyo Supervisors to reject the Planning Department’s Renewable Energy General Plan Amendment. In a packed house crowd of citizens February 26th, people spoke passionately about the […]

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Inyo Board reviews salaries

Inyo Supervisors wrapped up their long and expensive review of Inyo government salaries when they examined elected officials’ pay this week under a new County policy. They gave only one official’s position a pay raise. The new policy suggests that the Board of Supervisors review positions, not people, one year before the four-year elected term […]

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Inyo passes drought proclamation

They adopted a drought proclamation, described a visit with the Los Angeles Mayor, and considered placement of their proclamation on a joint Inyo-LA committee meeting agenda. The Inyo Supervisors acknowledged the serious environmental conditions so far and got it on the record. The Board supported a three-page drought proclamation, with some wording changes, which makes […]

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Inyo Supervisors: drought proclamation

At the heart of the Inyo Supervisors’ agenda today – a resolution that would officially declare a Local Drought Emergency. On the same note, the Water Department wants direction on how to work with the Department of Water and Power to develop drought plans. The drought proclamation is a three-page document listed as item 13 […]

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So. Inyo to Mammoth -it’s a water dance

Drought makes all water uses shaky. For those locked in a reluctant relationship with the Department of Water and Power, it’s worse. Officials in our two counties have begun the dance to secure water. Inyo Supervisors wrote down their views on the Owens Dry Lake. They will likely pass a drought proclamation on Tuesday, and […]

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River flow stymied

by Charles James The Lower Owens River Project continues to garner much interest with local groups. At the packed public meeting held in Bishop on January 13th at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Conference Room, the room was literally packed to capacity with more than 4 dozen local residents, and representatives from […]

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Bishop man presses for better water management

While the Inyo Water Department searches for answers to dried up West Bishop wells and a ten-foot drop in a monitoring well, citizens have begun to galvanize their concerns over lakes, creeks, water ditches, ponds and the groundwater table. One local citizen, Philip Anaya, has made it a point to speak at the Inyo Supervisors’ […]

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