Land exchange provides Bullhead City hundreds of acres of federal land for job opportunities
WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema continued her work as an original co-sponsor on bipartisan legislation that opens up hundreds of acres of land for business and job opportunities in Bullhead City through a commonsense land swap with the federal government. Senator Sinema and Senator Martha McSally introduced the bill in the Senate, and Congressman Paul Gosar is leading the effort in the House.
“This land swap brings new development and jobs to Bullhead City while protecting important land in Arizona,” said Sinema. “I am proud to continue supporting this commonsense exchange and will keep working to grow Arizona’s economy.”
“I commend Senators Sinema and McSally for their continued support of the Black Mountain Range and Bullhead City Land Exchange Act of 2019. The consensus, bipartisan legislation aims to improve recreational opportunities along the Colorado River while simultaneously improving the Department of Interior’s management of important parcels of the Black Mountain Range. Their continued support for this legislation has been encouraging and I look forward to working with our delegation to enact this measure as soon as practicable,” said Mayor Tom Brady, Bullhead City.
The Black Mountain Range and Bullhead City Land Exchange Act allows Bullhead City to acquire up to 345 acres of federal land on or near the Colorado River, known as Section 12, currently owned by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, in exchange for 1,100 acres of property in the Black Mountain Range northeast of Bullhead City. Sinema was an original cosponsor of the bipartisan Black Mountain Range and Bullhead City Land Exchange Act of 2018 in the House.