(Sacramento) — The California Department of General Services announced today that Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has signed legislation (AB 1272) authorizing DGS to dispose of excess state-owned property. 

“This bill allows DGS to follow the governor’s direction to properly manage and, where fiscally prudent, reduce the state government property footprint,” said DGS Director Fred Klass. “Selling surplus state properties will help pay down Economic Recovery Bonds, possibly return these properties to local tax rolls, and relieve the state of future liabilities and the expense of maintaining the property.” 

AB 1272 authorizes DGS to dispose of six specified parcels including: 
2.59 acres located at the Hollywood Employment Development Department Office Building located at 1116 North McCadden Place and 6725 Santa Monica Boulevard, in Los Angeles; 
1.68 acres located at the Los Angeles Employment Development Department Office Building located at 1405 South Broadway and 1400 South Hill Street in Los Angeles; 
1.17 acres located at the Employment Development Department Office Building located at 2348 Baldwin Avenue, Oroville; 
1.54 acres located at the Hidden Lakes Estates Parcel located near the Millerton Lake State Recreation Area in Madera County; 
40 acres located at Digger Butte Lookout in the unincorporated area of Tehama County, 39 miles northeast of Red Bluff; and, 
5 acres located at Campbellville Lookout, 20 miles north of Chico. 

This bill also rescinds the authorization to sell two parcels that are no longer surplus to the state’s needs: a portion of Sutter Hill Forest Station near Sutter Creek in Amador