My question involves an easement in the state of: California
My property has a storm drain easement, recorded only as part of the tract map in 1966, dedicated to the city (no other "legal description"). It is 15' wide, half on my lot, half on the adjoining lot (7.5' on either side of the property line) running the length of the rear property (185'). It currently has an open concrete channel, and is fenced off (the channel is 8' wide, centered on the P/L, and the fences are 11' apart).
The county flood control district is now going to "assume(?) the easement, and is planning on replacing the open channel with a 7'x7' underground box channel. However, they are proposing to replace both fences with new ones (on the actual easement lines, 15' apart), and basically have a mainenance alley. My lot is a pie shaped lot on a corner, so this alley would terminate at each end on public streets.
Since I currently have no access to nor use of the land, and since the proposed construction will expand the area that I will have no access to nor use of, shouldn't that easement be re-written as a full purchase? Why should I be required to continue to pay taxes on a large portion of land (14% of my lot) that I am permanently locked out of and cannot ever use?