Bay Area Open Space District Plans Eminent Domain for Scenic Park

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After decades of disputes, the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (MROSD) in the San Francisco Bay Area is about to play their ace card as they run out of options. In an effort to open to the public the summit of Mount Umunhum, a former Air Force base, the open space agency plans to acquire… Read more »

Agencies’ Right to Access Private Property Without Filing Eminent Domain Action Still in Limbo – But a Little Less So

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A year and a half ago, the California Court of Appeal issued a decision in one of the most significant court cases of the year, at least in the eminent domain world. For decades, California agencies have used California’s right of entry statutes to gain access to private properties to conduct investigations and tests before filing… Read more »