Linn County supervisors approve second reading of shortened solar moratorium

Original proposal called for year-long moratorium; new version of ordinance includes updates of committee work at three-month intervals

Linn supervisors solar moratorium
Linn County supervisors (L-R) Stacey Walker, Ben Rogers and Louie Zumbach listen to public comment on a proposed Linn County solar energy moratorium Monday, Oct. 3, 2022 at the Jean Oxley Public Service Center in Cedar Rapids. CREDIT RICHARD PRATT

UPDATED: The Linn County Board of Supervisors has approved the first two readings of an ordinance imposing a moratorium on consideration of new industrial-scale solar and wind developments – but it’s not for a full year, as originally proposed. Instead, the board, during a work session Monday, unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance […]

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