Santa Cruz and Monterey County Area Agricultural Land Use Lawyer
If you own agricultural land in California, your use and management of that land is subject to a complex web of laws, regulations and government policies. Often, a dispute, proposal or private campaign may seriously challenge the viability of how you use your agricultural land - or you may need politically savvy legal counsel to lead the fight for needed improvements.
The balance between the rights of land owners and the need for environmental protection is a constant issue in our region and across the country. Our attorneys are prepared to assess all aspects of your situation, working with a network of qualified experts as necessary, and pursue the most beneficial legal or political solutions for you. Please contact us to discuss any agricultural land use issue.
Legal and Political Solutions for Agricultural Landowners
Timothy J. Morgan, Attorney at Law, has been immersed in law and politics on the Central Coast for nearly three decades. We have pursued many important cases and causes for farmers, groups of farmers and others with vital interests in agricultural land use. Our experience extends into areas including:
- Water law and water rights disputes, including riparian rights disputes, ground water extraction and use fees
- Conflicts involving the Williamson Act, natural preserves and open space conservation
- Contesting proposed or adopted ordinances that make farming or other beneficial uses of agricultural land more difficult or prohibitively expensive
- Zoning and boundaries, including government policy changes and proposed regulations
Our lawyers are experienced in dealing with government regulatory agencies at the city, county, state and regional levels, including water quality boards. With deep knowledge of election law and government relations, we are often able to identify viable political solutions - in the form of initiatives, referendums and ballot measures - with the potential to achieve your goals more quickly and efficiently than litigation.
To discuss your agricultural land use challenge with a knowledgeable, seasoned attorney who will focus on the most effective solutions, please contact our firm.