Letter to the editor: Meeting note

To the editor:

I was at the meeting on Jan. 12 about regulations for wind farms in Douglas County. The discussion grew heated only a few times: Planning Commission staff Sandra Day and Cece Riley did a great job keeping it civil.

It was indeed clear from the tenor of many comments and a show of hands that a majority of the attendees were deeply concerned about the possible negative impacts of commercial wind farms, but there were also some folks whose questions implied they were open-minded about wind farms, and there were people who were quiet. Ms. Day only asked for a show of hands of people opposed to commercial wind farms. Perhaps she assumed that folks supportive of wind energy wouldn’t speak up in that somewhat intimidating atmosphere.

Maggie Childs,



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