The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will hold a public meeting to discuss concepts for building solar power generation facilities in the Owens Valley. David Freeman, LADWP Interim General Manager, will be at the First United Methodist Church on 205 N. Fowler St. in Bishop on Monday, January 11, at 7 pm. Owens Valley stakeholders will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn about LADWP’s concepts for developing solar power generation in the Owens Valley, including portions of the Owens Lake bed.

ESLT invites members and interested community members to an Open House to share information and ideas about LADWP’s solar plans at our office on Thursday, January 7, from 4pm to 6pm at 176 Home Street in Bishop. We’ll hope to discuss:

  • How LADWP lands are integral to our iconic landscape and our economy
  • How LADWP’s solar development plans have much promise but also have the potential to significantly and negatively impact the resources that we value
  • Why LA should develop a comprehensive land plan that identifies an appropriate location for solar development and permanently preserves the rest of their lands, including important and beautiful grazing lands, scenic vistas, wildlife habitat, and recreational access.

Join us for an informal, old fashioned style discussion, complete with maps and refreshments.

LowerOwensR_Dawn by Stephen Ingram

Lower Owens River at Dawn, by Stephen Ingram