Eminent Domain and Climate Change

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The California Supreme Court heard oral arguments earlier this month on whether limiting a permit to replace a seawall that would protect homeowners living on a bluff-top to a 20 year period constituted as a taking of private property. Thomas Frick and Barbara Lynch are challenging whether the California Coastal Commission has the authority to… Read more »

Power poles, land acquisition trip up Visalia’s plans for transforming Mooney/Walnut intersection; Visalia Times-Delta, 11/20/09

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By Marty Burleson Efforts to transform the Mooney Boulevard/Walnut Avenue intersection into something more user-friendly — two Walnut lanes in each direction, additional turn lanes — depend on the acquisition of private property on the northwest corner. Plans call for the relocation of 85-foot power lines from the south side of Walnut to the north… Read more »

Public hearing on eminent domain area; The Press-Enterprise, 11/16/09

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By Leslie Parrilla Corona city officials plan to extend their eminent domain authority for 12 years over a downtown area filled primarily with businesses. Hundreds of businesses are in the Main and Sixth Street area covered by the action. Not included would be residential properties within the Merged Redevelopment Project Areas, said Darrell Talbert, director… Read more »

Board of Supervisors moves to seize land for Road 108 project while still in property negotiations; Visalia Times-Delta, 11/11/09

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By Valerie Gibbons Another road project has the Tulare County Board of Supervisors flirting with declaring eminent domain for a number of parcels. Stimulus-funded construction along Road 108, or Demaree Street, between Visalia and Tulare prompted the board Tuesday to ask the court to start the eminent-domain process on four parcels for a thin strip… Read more »

ESCONDIDO: County could use eminent domain for Merriam Mountains development project; North County Times, 11/9/09

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By Morgan Cook  If the developer can’t buy the land to widen Deer Springs Road as part of his proposed 2,700-home Merriam Mountains development north of Escondido, the county may use eminent domain to acquire the land from property owners, county official said this week. If the county approves the project, developer NNP Stonegate-Merriam is… Read more »