Group considers legal action over solar farm

Although San County Board of Supervisors approved Sol Orchard’s proposed solar farm by a 4 to 1 vote, Citizens for a Rural Ramona (CFARR), which has opposed the project from the start, is not ready to sit back and watch construction.

“We’re exploring our options for legal action,” said Donna Myers, a member of CFARR who lives across from the proposed solar farm at Warnock Drive and Ramona Street.

Myers said members of CFARR were scheduled to meet Monday night, Feb. 18, to discuss the matter and share information that would be taken to a meeting with an attorney this week.

“If the decision is to go forward with litigation, we have a number of civic-minded individuals who have offered to give us substantial financial support,” Myers said, acknowledging that to take legal action will be expensive.

Two areas of contention are the California Environmental Quality Act and land use, said Myers.

“Land use is something that we feel is of great concern to us,” she said, adding that to permit a large-scale solar installation will open the valley to additional similar projects.

   
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