Spencer, James


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Loss of Williamson Act

James_Spencer.jpgBy James Spencer
Editor
PublicCEO.com

The California Land Conservation Act of 1965 – known as the Williamson Act – bases property tax rates for agricultural land on its income-producing capability as open space rather than its Prop 13 value for owners who promise to keep the land undeveloped for at least 10 years.

More than half of the state’s 30 million acres of farm and ranch are currently protected under the Williamson Act.

The Williamson Act has been under attack by this administration for several years now.