THIS MONDAY, March 15, the County Council will hear public testimony on Council Bill–17. This bill modifies requirements for commercial solar installations including what is permitted on properties in the Agriculture Land Preservation Program. I believe these changes will lead to a glut of solar installations throughout the rural west, many on land that has already been preserved with taxpayer dollars, posing a threat to the agriculture industry and the rural character of the community.
View the one-page summary – https://files.constantcontact.com/ebba0ba7701/8d0bd1e4-fa77-4ffa-8042-9c4e0b23700f.pdf
Full presentation – https://files.constantcontact.com/ebba0ba7701/0408a2c0-64bc-4f6f-98e5-b3d2cb9a686a.pdf
The full text of CB-17 can be found here. – https://apps.howardcountymd.gov/olis/LegislationDetail.aspx?LegislationID=12685
Click on “CB17-2021” to download the bill.
The Council needs your input at this virtual hearing. The button below will redirect you to the page that you will need to use for the registration process. Select the option for Legislative Public Hearing and press Next and then select CB17-2021 and press Next. You will need to either log in if you have already created an account, or Create New Account (under the login button).
YOU MUST SIGN UP NO LATER THAN 7 PM ON SUNDAY, MARCH 14TH. NO EXCEPTIONS ARE MADE FOR LATE REGISTRATIONS.
Register to Testify – https://apps.howardcountymd.gov/otestimony/