Steve Malcoun has a 34.5-acre walnut orchard east of Morada. He doesn't plan to develop the land for urban uses, and the property is too far away from housing subdivisions to be considered for development.
But Malcoun was added to the Williamson Act on Tuesday. That will reduce his property tax bill significantly, because he would be prevented for at least 10 years from taking his property out of farming and selling it to a housing or commercial developer.
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