The California enacted the Land Reuse & Revitalization Act (CLRRA) provides immunity to innocent and prospective landowners for pre-existing contamination for which they were not responsible. While the Act is set to expire next year, State Senator Robert Hertzberg (D - Los Angeles) has introduced SB 820, which would remove CLRRA’s sunset date, enabling this important program to remain available to community developers in perpetuity. CCLR has conducted a summary study of sites that are likely eligible to be cleaned up under CLRRA but are currently not moving forward. CCLR identified 2,355 currently stalled cleanup sites that could benefit from the proposed removal of CLRRA’s sunset and identified that these blighted properties have been languishing, on average, for over 9.6 years, depressing surrounding property values around them and posing potential risks to human health and the environment. Removing CLRRA’s sunset means potential purchasers of these sites could use CLRRA to gain a degree of enhanced certainty regarding cleanup requirements, project timeline, and long term liability. This would hasten the sites’ transformation from neighborhood eyesores to community assets, generating jobs, boosting the local tax base, and producing much needed housing.