Friday, April 14, 2006

California: Eminent Domain

There is an initiative out collecting signatures on eminent domain in California. This measure is a Constitutional Amendment that will require a "resolution of necessity" for eminent domain action; forbids the taking of private property for private use; and defines "Taken", "Damaged", "Public use", "Private use", "Public agency", "Just compensation", and "Prompt release".

Proponents of the initiative include:

Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
Senator Tom McClintock
Chris Norby - Orange County Board of Supervisors

To read the text of the initiative and letter of submission go here .

Article by Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

This could set up a standard that the rest of the nation could follow, protecting private property rights for everyone in the US.

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