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Supervisors Will Discuss Williamson Act Future

Sonora, CA — The Tuolumne County Supervisors will vote Tuesday whether to modify policies related to administering the California Land Conservation Act, better known as the Williamson Act.

The state program traditionally pays local governments for property taxes lost when jurisdictions enter contracts with landowners to preserve farmland in exchange for lower tax assessments. Funding for the Williamson Act was cut by Governor Schwarzenegger with his veto pen shortly before the recent budget was signed. The Supervisors are planning to send a letter to the Governor requesting that funding for the program be reinstated in the 2010-11 budget.

The Supervisors will also discuss mitigating financial losses of Tuolumne County businesses as a result of the Big Meadow Fire in Yosemite. Tuesday’s meeting will begin at 9am in the Supervisorial Chambers.

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Written by bjhansen@mlode.com.