OSC-4 Energy & Mineral
Only areas below are considered part of the General Plan.
Energy and Mineral
Most energy and all mineral resources are finite and limited. For this reason, the City of Menifee has a responsibility to address the conservation, diverse development, and thoughtful use and management of its energy and mineral resources. The City of Menifee is linked to energy and mineral production, from its early days when it attracted settlers due to its quartz deposits, to its more recent reputation as home to the Inland Empire Energy Center. Electric power and natural gas services; local renewable energy resources like solar, wind, and fuel cells; and mineral resources all play a part in defining Menifee's future growth potential, and their preservation should be thoughtfully considered alongside new development opportunities. In addition, energy and mineral production often have additional consequences to the natural environment and nonrenewable resources. For this reason, cultural and biological resources need to be addressed in a sensitive and respectful manner, in accordance with the requirements of CEQA and the requests of the affected cultural community, when proposing such impacts. Exhibit OSC-3 depicts the city's mineral resources.
General Plan Exhibits
For detailed information related to open space and conservation, please refer to the following reference materials.