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California Land Conservation Act of 1965: …


J. H. Snyder

Author Affiliations

J. Herbert Snyder is Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics and Associate Agricultural Economist in the Experiment Station and on the Giannini Foundation, University of California, Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 19(9):3-4. DOI:10.3733/ca.v019n09p3. September 1965.

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Voluntary contracts regulating nonagricultural development rights are the heart of the California Land Conservation Act of 1965. Designed to answer some of the criticism of previous land-control devices, the new law should help solve some of the serious problems of population growth and urbanization facing California. The legislation calls for a minimum ten-year period during which the property owner surrenders his nonagricultural development rights; and the local government—presumably the county—acquires those rights in the nature of a trusteeship. The local government will receive a state subvention payment, and the property owners who enter into contracts may receive compensation from the local government.
Snyder J. 1965. California Land Conservation Act of 1965: …. Hilgardia 19(9):3-4. DOI:10.3733/ca.v019n09p3
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