Johnson County will reconsider proposed solar farm regulations critics say are too restrictive

Following a public hearing Monday, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners voted 6-1 to send proposed solar farm regulations back to the planning commission, with a recommendation to make them less restrictive. Solar panels. Photo via Unsplash.

After a four-hour public hearing of speakers solidly in support of solar energy development, the Johnson County Commission voted to send proposed solar farm regulations back to the county planning commission with suggestions that would make them less restrictive.

The 6-1 decision, with Commissioner Charlotte O’Hara the lone vote against, takes aim at three proposed rules that govern: