Governor Signs Hertzberg Bill (SB 820) That Helps State Continue Pushing Redevelopment Of Blighted Properties (September)
Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation by Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, that extended the California Land Reuse & Revitalization Act, a vital legal tool enacted in 2004 that has helped propel the cleanup and development of vacant hazardous waste sites across the state.
SB 820 renews the California Land Reuse & Revitalization Act (CLRRA), which is set to expire on Jan. 1, 2017, for another 10 years. The act encourages redevelopment of blighted properties by allowing purchasers of contaminated lots to negotiate a cleanup plan with the state in exchange for liability protection from damages associated with the original contamination that they had no role in.