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February 2009 (San Diego)--The County Board of Supervisors will deliberate February 25 whether to ease permitting requirements for installing industrial-scale meteorological testing units (MET towers) on private and county properties. The county is also debating the turbine ordinance to allow for more options, such as industrial-scale turbines on private property or more than one turbine per lot, including the smaller scale turbines.

Check out the County's Department of Planning and Land Use website (Wind Energy Zoning Ordinance Update POD 08-015), as well as ECM's calendar for any change of plans. The deliberations will be held at the County Administration Building, downtown at 1600 Pacific Highway, 3rd floor, in the Board of Supervisors' hearing room, beginning at 9:00 a.m. for all items on the agenda. County staffer Carl Stiehl, whom you can also call for info at (858) 694-2216, expects the meeting to be packed with presenters, so arrive early to sign up if you wish to speak your mind.