SB 221 Forges a Link between Water Supply and Land Use Planning, but "Verifying" Available Water Supply for Development May Prove Challenging
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On October 9, 2001, Governor Davis signed into law Senate Bill No.221, also know as the Kuehl Bill for Senator Sheila Kuehl (D-Santa Monica), the principal author of the legislation. SB 221 has been described as a landmark in smart growth legislation and is often erroneously summarized as simply requiring developers proposing large development projects to demonstrate that an adequate supply of water exists to supply the development.
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