The Public Trust Doctrine and Implied Dedications

by Robert G. Boehm,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Sand Rights '99: Bringing Back the Beaches


An overview is given on the public trust doctrine and public rights obtained by the implied dedication of property to a public use. Historical development of public trust doctrine in the U.S., particularly, in California is outlined. For demonstration purposes, the case of Gion v. The City of Santa Cruz 2 Cal.3d 29 is taken as an example.

Subject Headings: Public policy | Highways and roads | Land use | Public opinion and participation | Case studies | Urban areas | Legislation | Navigation (geomatic) | California | United States

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