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DIVISION 21. STATE COASTAL CONSERVANCY [31000 - 31410]

  ( Division 21 added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1441. )

CHAPTER 2. Declaration of State Policy and General Provisions [31050 - 31056]
  ( Chapter 2 added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1441. )

31050.
  

The Legislature finds and declares that the agricultural lands located within the coastal zone contribute substantially to the state and national food supply and are a vital part of the state’s economy.

(Added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1441.)

31051.
  

The Legislature further finds and declares that agricultural lands located within the coastal zone should be protected from intrusion of nonagricultural uses, except where conversion to urban or other uses is in the long-term public interest.

(Added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1441.)

31052.
  

The Legislature further finds and declares that lands within the coastal zone, principally in rural areas, are vacant or improperly utilized because of inadequate circulation patterns, poor lot layout, scattered ownerships, lack of recreation and open space, and other conditions which adversely affect the coastal environment and reduce opportunities for orderly development.

(Added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1441.)

31053.
  

The Legislature further finds and declares that important fish and wildlife habitat, natural areas, and scenic and environmental resources within the coastal zone have been degraded due to indiscriminate dredging, filling, and the intrusion of incompatible land uses.

(Added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1441.)

31054.
  

It is the policy of the state and the intent of the Legislature to provide for the State Coastal Conservancy, which should report to the Governor and to the Legislature, with responsibility for implementing a program of agricultural protection, area restoration, and resource enhancement in the coastal zone within policies and guidelines established pursuant to Division 20 (commencing with Section 30000).

(Added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1441.)

31055.
  

No funds may be expended or granted under this division, unless and until such funds are appropriated by the Legislature.

(Added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1441.)

31056.
  

(a) The conservancy is not required to provide funding for projects within the San Francisco Bay in the areas described in Section 31006, until the Legislature appropriates funds for such purposes.

The conservancy shall expend funds specifically identified for the San Francisco Bay, whether from public or private sources, in the San Francisco Bay.

(b) The bay commission may annually prepare and adopt a list of priority areas and concerns which are essential to the orderly implementation of the bay plan and the Suisun Marsh Protection Plan. The priority list shall provide guidance to the conservancy in its selection of San Francisco Bay projects.

(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 967, Sec. 5.)

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