Williamson Act

The  California Land Conservation Act, known as Williamson Act, was created when the Assembly Agriculture Committee undertook a study in cooperation with the California Department of Food and Agriculture that  led to the passage of legislation in 1965.

Sphere of Influence

The Elk Grove General Plan identifies two areas designated as Urban Study Areas that are envisioned as areas in which urbanization, to some extent, could occur. Various SOI Amendments have been submitted for consideration to LAFCO. 

Habitat Mitigation 

Habitat mitigation is the preservation, enhancement, restoration or creation of a wetland, stream, or other habitat conservation area which offsets, or compensates for, expected adverse impacts to similar habitat types due to land development activities or other projects.