AB 823 held in Assembly committee without hearing

California’s Assembly Bill 823 has had a busy couple of weeks, culminating in a victory for property rights.  After cancelling two scheduled hearings in the Assembly Natural Resources Committee, the author amended the bill last week.  While the amendments were … Continue reading

Meet the new AB 823 – worse than the old one

California Assemlybill 823 (Eggman, D – Stockton) is the land grab bill that we have posted about here and here.  It has been scheduled twice for a committee hearing, and twice the author has cancelled the hearing.  This usually means … Continue reading

Put down the legislation, and step away from the property rights

When I posted about supporting farming on AgDay this week, I was thinking about the importance of protecting farmers’ property rights.  And maybe that legislatures should act to reduce the regulatory burdens farmers face.  On the other hand, some members … Continue reading

Decision in Sterling “forced farming” case: agricultural easement “flat out unconstitutional”

Author: J. David Breemer On June 18, the San Mateo Superior Court issued its Statement of Decision in Sterling v. California Coastal Commission. The case involves the CCC’s attempt to require the Sterlings to actively farm or graze 140 acres of … Continue reading