Two bills, one to extend the life of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and another to give $3 million to the City of Burbank to help purchase 240 acres of hillside property for parkland, have passed the state Senate.
The conservancy, which buys open land, is due to go out of business July 1 next year. Under the bill by Assemblyman Gray Davis (D-Los Angeles), the agency would stay in business until July, 1990.
The conservancy measure, which passed the Senate on a 28-5 vote, was approved by the Assembly in April by a 60-7 margin. But the Assembly must reconsider the proposal because of changes made in the Senate.
The key change would set aside $3 million toward the purchase of 973 acres in Lower Zuma Canyon, about two miles north of Point Dume in Malibu.