What should happen to the 12,000 acres of land surrounding Diablo Canyon Power Plant after it closes in 2024?

That’s one of the major questions before the Diablo Canyon Decommissioning Engagement Panel, and though the closure is years off, panel members want your input now.

Two upcoming workshops will provide the public with opportunities to learn more and voice opinions on what should be done with the many buildings and facilities – including a functioning harbor.

Those open-house-style workshops take place at Atascadero City Hall, 6500 Palma Ave., on:

  • Friday, Sept. 14, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 15, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The decommissioning panel then takes up the topic at its 7 p.m., Sept. 26, meeting, which you can attend at the County Government Center or watch live online

Two earlier workshops and the panel’s Aug. 29 meeting focused on future uses of the land, which spans 14 miles of coastline between Avila Beach and Montaña de Oro State Park.

Missed your chance to attend? Stream the meeting here, or send your thoughts on repurposing to the Diablo Canyon Decommissioning Engagement Panel, created to provide PG&E with community input throughout the process.