December 25, 2012 > Bill to improve state land conservation purchases
Bill to improve state land conservation purchases
Submitted By Andrew LaMar
Senate Bill 1266 establishes requirements for the appraisal of land conservation projects and a process for the state to conduct a comprehensive review and determine the value of a conservation purchase, as accurately as possible, before proceeding with an acquisition.
"We must ensure that any money spent on conservation land purchases is money well spent," Corbett said. "This legislation protects taxpayers' money by raising the standards for the assessment of conservation lands."
SB 1266 increases the review of state conservation acquisitions and ensures that appraisals of the acquisitions are done thoroughly, professionally and impartially.
The legislation was sponsored by the California Council of Land Trusts and is supported by the Planning and Conservation League, the Nature Conservancy, California Waterfowl and the Trust for Public Land.
For more information, visit www.sen.ca.gov/corbett