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Tempe Code Changes for Salons and Solar Power

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The Tempe City Council is considering two changes to Tempe’s Code – one to permanently allow small home hair salons and barber shops and the other to make it easier to add solar energy to buildings.

A possible change to Tempe’s code would allow for the installation of future solar power to a building without rework of the interior pathways, roof or electrical service. A public meeting will be hosted virtually at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 15. Online comment will be taken Feb. 15 – March 1.

Solar installation work made up the biggest part of the more than 250,000 jobs in the solar industry in the U.S. in 2017, a slight drop in jobs from the year before, a new report says. (Photo by U.S. Army IMCOM/Creative Commons)

Last year, the Tempe City Council approved a pilot program to allow barber shops and hair salons to operate up to two stations from a residence. On Jan. 14, the Council extended that pilot program in order to hear from the community how that program is working for neighbors and hair salons alike. Attend the 5:30 p.m. public meeting on Thursday, Feb. 24. Online comment will be taken Feb. 10 – March 3. The City of Tempe plans to utilize the survey information and proceed forward with a proposed permanent ordinance change with future public hearings.

Solar Code Meeting
Tuesday, Feb. 15
Register – Zoom

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Salon and Barber Shop Meeting
5:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 24
Register – Zoom

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