A California Bill Just Made Using Eminent Domain Easier

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Only four years after signing legislation to dissolve more than 400 redevelopment agencies, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill — AB 24942 — that just made it easier for local government to seize homes and small businesses. This recent legislation will move California closer to the old Kelo-style laws that ignited a political firestorm. Redevelopment… Read more »

A Crucial Piece of Land for the L.A. Revitalization Project in the Process of Acquisition

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A key piece of land — a piece of Union Pacific Railroad property in Glassell Park — for the City of Los Angeles’ Los Angeles River restoration project is being negotiated for $59.3 million. The plan is to turn the former 42-acre rail yard, also known as G2 plot, into park space, wetlands and other… Read more »