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Grass Valley to Speed Up Solar Permit Process

It’s about to be come easier to put a solar energy system in your home in Grass Valley. The City Council is expected to approve an ordinance tonight that will speed up the review process, after an application is submitted to the building department…

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City Community Development Director Tom Last says that review process will be moved up to five days…

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With government rebates and other incentives, Last says more and more homes are turning to solar power. The ordinance is expected to be approved tonight, and if so, there would be a second reading at the next meeting, and then the ordinance would go into effect 30 days after that (late August).

Also at tonight’s meeting, the council is expected to approved a three-year extension for all previously approved construction projects that haven’t been built yet, modify the municipal code to provide sick leave for part-time employees under a new state law, and present a proclamation to Union photographer John Hart for his over 50 years of service. Tonight’s meeting is at 7 o’clock at City Hall.

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