In a nutshell, here is what you need to know for the 23rd:
A. The meeting will be Douglas County's IN-PERSON + Virtual Hybrid meeting.
BE THERE IN- PERSON! THIS IS SUCH AN IMPORTANT MEETING FOR CITIZENS TO BE AT!
WEAR YOUR SHIRTS!
B. Planning Commission wil welcome public comment, and they are expecting to spend most of their time with the Public making FINAL COMMENTS! BE PREPARED WITH COMMENTS AND BE THERE IN-PERSON!
C. Utility-Scale Solar Final Recommended Regulations will be up for a vote at this meeting! Any of the following things could happen:
- Planning Commission votes to Deny the draft
- Planning Commission votes to Defer and send the draft back to the ad hoc or staff for more changes
- Planning Commission votes to Approve the draft with changes made at the meeting
- Planning Commission votes to Approve the draft and send it on to the County Commission who will have their own public meeting.
DATE: Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022
TIME: 6:30PM Start
LOCATION: City Commission Room, 1st Floor City Hall, 6 E. 6th Street Lawrence, KS
IRONICALLY THIS WILL BE AN IN-PERSON ONLY MEETING (no Virtual Option). This meeting just popped up out of the blue. Important to attend because there will be discussion around Planning Commission Bylaws and Oaths of Office. This is a BIG DEAL and a direct result of efforts by citizens to call out conflicts of interest and ethics violations!
WEAR YOUR SHIRTS!
CLICK on the Links Below for Detailed Information (read up in advance and prepare Public Comment)
THIS WILL BE THE UTILITY-SCALE SOLAR REGULATIONS JOINT STUDY SESSION WITH THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
& PLANNING COMMISSIONERS.
We have requested that this Study Session be moved to a 5:45pm start time so that Citizen can attend and observe. Having this IMPORTANT Study Session for Utility-Scale Solar Regulations should not occur during business hours, it inhibits Citizen involvement. It is NOT in the PUBLICS BEST INTEREST to alienate us with a 2pm weekday Study Session that we can't all observe due to employment obligations.
DATE: Thursday, February 24th, 2022
LOCATION: Check Back