County planners to ponder changes to Zoning Code
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The Sonoma County Planning Commission on Dec. 6 will consider proposed changes to the county’s Zoning Code, enabling the construction and use of renewable energy facilities throughout the county, while protecting sensitive resources and ensuring neighborhood compatibility. 

Renewable energy sources are derived from naturally replenishing sources including biomass, geothermal, solar and wind.
 “As county leaders, we are dedicated to increasing our community’s access to renewable energy,” Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Shirlee Zane said. “By considering new zoning rules that balance our sustainability goals with neighborhood and environmental protections, we are seeking to empower local innovators and residents to develop new, 21st century energy sources for Sonoma County.”

 The changes will be considered by the Sonoma County Planning Commission at a public hearing Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. in the Permit and Resource Management Department’s Hearing Room, located at 2550 Ventura Avenue, Santa Rosa. Questions and comments may be directed to staff planner Jane Riley, jane.riley@sonoma-county.org or by calling 565-7388.

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