Santa Clara County Open Space Authority

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The Santa Clara County Open Space Authority (OSA) is an independent special district in Santa Clara County, California, U.S.[1] A bill signed by Governor Wilson in 1992, SB2027, created the district as of February 1, 1993.[2] The OSA serves areas of the county outside the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, and with the exception of Gilroy.[1] The OSA uses $4.2 million per year from a $12-per-parcel property-tax assessment to hire rangers and to open land to the public.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "About OSA.". Santa Clara County Open Space Authority. Retrieved 2014-09-07. Santa Clara County Open Space Authority is an independent special district – rather than a part of county government – and is governed by an elected board of directors. 
  2. ^ "About OSA. History.". Santa Clara County Open Space Authority. Retrieved 2014-09-07. The new district would be a key part of a comprehensive, long-range strategy for protecting the county’s future quality of life by preserving the overall quality of the environment. 
  3. ^ Paul Rogers (July 19, 2014, updated July 24, 2014). "Silicon Valley open space tax heading toward November ballot". San Jose Mercury News. Retrieved 2014-09-07. The agency also has $26 million left from the 2008 Supreme Court settlement. But when that money runs out...it won't be able to hire more rangers or open more of its lands to the public -- and only about 7,500 acres are open now.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

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