By A.J. Hazarabedian

National City is making progress in terms of acquiring property for the widening of Plaza Boulevard.  The City Council adopted a resolution of necessity to acquire the necessary properties by eminent domain, which is the last step they must take prior to filing an eminent domain action.

In a San Diego Union-Tribune article, “City ready to acquire land to widen Plaza Boulevard,” we learned that “five or six owners out of 37 with properties along Plaza Boulevard have not yet reached agreement to sell to the city.”

The article quotes Maryam Babaki, National City’s development services director, who explains that none of the owners have a problem with the take itself, rather the effects of the actual construction.  She mentions that those concerns would be addressed during negotiations with each owner.