It is seen less as the denial of a building permit (and associated revenues) and more of compliance with the terms of a contract.  The intent of the Act has been to assist agriculture by reducing the tax burden on those who maintain qualifying agricultural operations.  Unfortunately, the program has been abused by some who enjoy the benefits without holding their end of the deal, which is to maintain an ag operation for at least a 10 year period.  By allowing non-ag related development on Williamson Act contracted land, the County would be condoning a breach of those contracts.

Cindy Lindgren, The Mendocino County Landlady

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