Imperial County Community Benefit Program Public Workshops

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imperial county logoEL CENTRO – The purpose of the public workshops regarding the Community Benefit Program is to inform the public and community service groups on the status of the program and what has been developed so far, and to receive comments and suggestions.

The Community Benefit Committee was established by the Imperial County Board of Supervisors to develop recommendations to the Board regarding the use of funds currently being generated under the Community Benefit element of the Public Benefit Program for Solar Projects  in Imperial County. This Program was developed to address community concerns resulting from solar energy development in Imperial County.

To address these concerns, the County of Imperial seeks comments and suggestions on programs and/or projects that would provide for a concerted and coordinated effort to maximize the benefits of the solar projects to the County and its residents. Such benefits include, but are not limited to, infrastructure improvement, job creation, economic development and enhancement to the quality of life in neighboring communities.

The Committee encourages you to attend one or more of the workshops on October 21, & 22 and November 2, 5, & 9, 2015. For a complete list, please visit www.co.imperial.ca.us. The Committee recommendations, based on the public input during these workshops, will go to the Board of Supervisors for approval in the near  future.