1980 Scorecard Vote
H.R. 7380. The vote in on the Burton motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill to establish a 160,000 acre Big Sur Coast Area in California to be managed jointly by federal, state and local governments. Big Sur contains some of the most striking scenery in the world. For nearly 100 miles, steep cliffs plunge into the ocean, providing spectacular vistas of forests, grasslands, brush covered slopes, and far below them sandy beaches. The area attracts about 3 million visitors a year. About half the land is owned by the federal government while the rest belongs to the state or private landowners. H.R. 7380 seeks to control unwise development by setting up a planning council, dominated by local residents, to draw up a comprehensive management plan. Federal, state and local authorities are then required to take actions consistent with the plan. Adopted 257-118. August 25, 1980. YES is the correct vote.