The End of Redevelopment Agencies Halts Projects in the Planning for Years, 1/9/12

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By A.J. Hazarabedian Governor Brown’s plan to abolish redevelopment agencies followed by the recent California Supreme Court decision to do just that is having a profound effect on planned redevelopment projects. An article in the Sacramento Business Journal last week entitled, “Rancho Cordova won’t buy property through eminent domain,” explains how the city is now… Read more »

California Water Commission OK’s Eminent Domain for Delta Project, 11/18/11

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By A.J. Hazarabedian The California Water Commission voted Wednesday to begin eminent domain proceedings, affecting 20 landowners.  According to The Record‘s article “Vote clears state to seek eminent domain for drilling on delta properties,” the Commission is allowing the State Department of Water Resources to acquire permanent easements for drilling purposes from landowners in Sacramento… Read more »

California Eminent Domain Law Group Launches New Website, 11/11/11

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California Eminent Domain Law Group has launched a new firm website at www.eminentdomainlaw.net. The new website features updated case results, highlighting the successful results obtained for our property and business owner clients. The site also includes our informative California Eminent Domain Handbook.  The handbook is designed for property and business owners whose properties and/or businesses… Read more »

California Eminent Domain Law Group’s A.J. Hazarabedian Speaking at the 44th Annual Litigation Seminar

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A.J. Hazarabedian, Managing Partner at California Eminent Domain Law Group, APC, will be speaking at the 44th Annual Litigation Seminar on November 10, 2011. Glendale, CA – October 25, 2011 – California Eminent Domain Law Group’s A.J. Hazarabedian will be speaking at the 44th Annual Litigation Seminar, presented by the Southern California Appraisal Institute. The… Read more »

San Jose Creek Capacity Improvement Project Will Require Eminent Domain, 8/23/11

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By A.J. Hazarabedian The San Jose Creek Capacity Improvement Project in the city of Goleta will require eminent domain; this according to Noozhawk’s article “Attorney Says Vote on Eminent Domain Puts Goleta Council ‘On a Road to Litigation.’” At the August 16th City Council meeting, councilmembers adopted a “Resolution of Necessity” to acquire the necessary… Read more »

SMART on the Hook for Property Owners’ Foreclosure?, 8/11/11

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By A.J. Hazarabedian Some property owners in Petaluma, CA are blaming Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (“SMART”) for their property going into foreclosure. Since 2005, as reported in the Press-Democrat article, “SMART, land owners at odds over Petaluma site,” SMART has discussed using the 6.5 acre site owned by Patti and Clinton Gow and Robin… Read more »

Calleguas Water District Considers Eminent Domain for Pipeline Project, 6/22/11

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By A.J. Hazarabedian The Calleguas Water District is considering using eminent domain to acquire an easement on two properties in Camarillo.  The easements are needed for a pipeline project which, according to the Ventura County Star article, will help bring much needed water to Simi Valley, Moorpark, Thousand Oaks and Camarillo. The article, “Water district… Read more »