MemorandumTo: Land Use and Environmental Committee MembersFrom: Bradley Garbutt, Rural Forum ChairmanRE: Rural Forum Meeting Invitation You are cordially invited to attend the Rural Forum meeting on Wednesday, June 6th, 2007, from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm at the Sacramento Convention Center Room 309/310 (please check program to confirm room location).Our guest speaker will be Darryl Conklin of Renewable Technologies, Inc. (RTI). Mr. Conklin is an industry expert holding several degrees and licenses in the State of California. His company, RTI has been on the forefront of the emerging solar industry since 1994. Its founder, Darryl J. Conklin, is recognized as one of the leading experts in the solar industry. RTI is a professionally licensed engineering firm registered in the State of California as General B class C-10 electrical and C-46 solar contractor that provides design, engineering, and installation for distributed generation (DG)systems. In addition, Mr. Conklin serves on numerous panels and boards and is an Industry Expert for the State of California Contractors State License Board. Mr. Conklin has worked diligently to have alternative energy construction projects placed under the auspices of the new Zero Energy Homes Program and Title 24 Standard.Mr. Conklin will be presenting a discussion on energy alternatives that allow homeowners in both rural and urban settings to “live off the grid”. This presentation will be followed by a Q & A session.With energy and fuel prices skyrocketing, greenhouses gas concerns increasing and utilities charging small fortunes to connect customers to the grid, please join Rural Forum for this insightful and timely discussion. We hope to see you there!