Laws, Regulations & Annotations

Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2018

Government Code Provisions

Provisions Relating to the California Land Conservation Act of 1965 (The Williamson Act)

Chapter 7. Agricultural Land*

Article 6. Eminent Domain or Other Acquisition

Section 51294

51294. Enforcement. Section 51292 shall be enforceable only by mandamus proceedings by the local governing body administering the agricultural preserve or the Director of Conservation. However, as applied to condemnors whose determination of necessity is not conclusive by statute, evidence as to the compliance of the condemnor with Section 51292 shall be admissible on motion of any of the parties in any action otherwise authorized to be brought by the landowner or in any action against the landowner.

History.—Stats. 1970, p. 825, in effect November 23, 1970, added "on motion of any of the parties" after "admissible" and substituted "in any" for "by way of defense in an" in the second sentence. Stats. 1974, Ch. 544, p. 1253, in effect January 1, 1975, substituted "Director of Food and Agriculture" for "Director of Agriculture" in the first sentence. Stats. 1984, Ch. 851, in effect January 1, 1985, substituted "Conservation" for "Food and Agriculture" after "Director of" in the first sentence, and substituted "the landowner" for "him" after "action against" in the second sentence.

* Unless otherwise noted Chapter 7 was added by Stats. 1965, p. 3377, in effect September 17, 1965.