Tag: Williamson Act

Court Upholds Monetary Fines Ordered by Trial Court for Violation of Williamson Act Contract

The action in County of Humboldt v. McKee, 2015 Cal. Unpub. LEXIS 4177, began when plaintiffs Humboldt County (County) sued Robert McKee and Buck Mountain Ranch Limited Partnership (collectively McKee). The original litigation (McKee I) involved McKee’s purchase of a property in Humboldt County which he then subdivided and sold. The property was an “agricultural … Continue Reading

Court Rejects CEQA and Williamson Act Challenges to a San Benito Solar Power Project

In Save Panoche Valley v. San Benito County, the Court of Appeal for the Sixth Appellate District affirmed a ruling denying a petition for a writ of mandate alleging violations of CEQA in San Benito County’s (County) approval of a solar power project and related cancellation of Williamson Act contracts. This decision follows on the … Continue Reading
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