The Murrieta City Council, after listening to a presentation by a representative from the Western Riverside Council of Governments’ I-REN program, continued its moratorium prohibiting the establishment or expansion of more medical cannabis delivery businesses in the community at its Tuesday, Jan. 16 meeting.
The WRCOG representative explained how the I-REN, or Inland Regional Network, connects residents and businesses and local government to a wide range of programs to improve local energy efficiency during the meeting.
The I-REN encompasses how the networks can target power to hard-to-reach areas and disadvantaged communities by offering training, resources and other methods to reach the goal. Since 2018, WRCOG has partnered and worked with the Coachella Valley Association of Governments and the San Bernardino Council of Governments for the development of I-REN services. In doing so I-REN said it hoped to bring more energy to those areas. I-REN has a California Public Utilities District budget of $65 million through 2027 to assist local governments in these efforts, particularly in understanding and enforcing energy building codes that will bring better energy efficiency in those areas.
The council following a public hearing made a resolution to continue the 45-day…