Conservation & Open Space Update

The County of Imperial was the recipient of the California Energy Commission Grant on July 22, 2014, to update the existing "Conservation and Open Space Element" of the General Plan. Other objectives include recognition of various resources that may be impacted by future renewable energy resource technologies, identification of areas more suitable for project development, review areas around the Salton Sea eligible for renewable energy and/or habitat conservation, review proposed transmission corridors and impacts, development and identification of potential sites for endangered and threatened species/species of concern, develop an outreach program, and prepare the required environmental documents.

This webpage will contain notices and public documents, as available, in regards to the CEC Conservation & Open Space General Plan Update.


Jim Minnick, Planning Director
(442) 265-1736
Michael Abraham, Interim Assistant Director
Assistant Administrator
(442) 265-1736
Andy Horne, Deputy County Executive Officer
Public Outreach Cooridnator
(442) 265-1020
Richard Cabanilla, Planner IV
Project Manager
(442) 265-1736
Patricia Valenzuela, Planner IV
Project Associate
(442) 265-1736
Accounting Officer
(442) 265-1736
Rosa Soto, Office Supervisor
Clerical Coordinator
(442) 265-1736