Board doesn't accept any of the proposals fora large solar project

The West Side Recreation and Park District didn't accept any of the proposals for a large-scale solar power project, but it plans to move forward on looking for ways to cuts its electrical power costs.

Several bids submitted projects in response to a request for proposals for the poject the District sent out in August, but apparently none of them met the District's needs and budget.

"(After) a review of the Requests for Proposals, we have not found anything that satisfies our requests at this time," the District said a written statement."In fact, we have decided to examine another approach which may be certainly easier and will produce less distractions to the activities of the West Side Recreation & Park District."

District administrator Les Clark was directed by the Board to "pursue a very practical approach to power generation."

In addition the District has decided to retain conulstant Steve Perez to continue to work with the District in developing a new approach.

Perez, a former Kern County Supervisor, worked with the District to develope the RFP.