Santa Clara County Open Space Authority
The Santa Clara County Open Space Authority (OSA) is an independent special district in Santa Clara County, California, U.S. A bill signed by Governor Wilson in 1992, SB2027, created the district as of February 1, 1993. The OSA serves areas of the county outside the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, and with the exception of Gilroy. 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.
- "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.
- "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.
- 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:
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