Victory for High Desert Residents?

The Planning Commission meeting of May 24, was a victory for those opposed to locating massive solar projects in rural residential areas, many local Newberry residents and residents of other high desert rural communities like Joshua Tree, Lucerne Valley, and Morongo in attendance with the overwhelming majority of voices expressing vehement objection to textual changes that had been proposed by Land Use Services (LUS) in the Renewable Energy Conservation Element (RECE), a document being incorporated into the County Development Code, that would allow massive utility scale solar projects currently planned to closely abut or infiltrate rural residential areas.