SACRAMENTO — The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy would be given a new lease on life under a bill that passed the Legislature on Wednesday.
The measure, which the Assembly approved by a 59-14 margin and sent to Gov. George Deukmejian, would extend until 1995 the life of the agency, which buys parkland in the mountains surrounding the San Fernando Valley.
The agency has acquired 10,000 acres of parkland since it was established in 1979. It is due to go out of business in July.
Sponsoring Sen. Herschel Rosenthal (D-Los Angeles) said he was optimistic about Deukmejian signing the measure into law.
"I think he will. I'm hoping he will," said Rosenthal, whose 22nd District includes parts of Encino, Sherman Oaks, Tarzana and Woodland Hills.