California Eminent Domain Project News: CHSRA Gives Thumbs Up on Fresno-Bakersfield Track

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On May 7, California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) board members voted on the next section of the rail project. The two-part vote resulted in the approval of the 114-mile route from downtown Fresno to the northern outskirts of Bakersfield. The first part of the vote was dedicated to the 20,000 page Environmental Impact Report… Read more »

Pre-Condemnation Entry: Procedure Can Be Unconstitutional, 4/25/14

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The Third Appellate District Court of Appeals has ruled that pre-condemnation entry on to the property an agency is seeking to condemn may be unconstitutional. If upheld, it will ultimately create significant obstacles for agencies to overcome in attempts to progress with eminent domain actions. Historically, California law entitled agencies to enter properties “to make… Read more »

Riverside council OKs use of eminent domain for underpass project; The Press-Enterprise, 10/7/08

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By Doug Haberman RIVERSIDE – The Riverside City Council on Tuesday authorized the use of eminent domain to buy 4 acres of private property needed for the proposed Magnolia Avenue railroad-crossing underpass near the Riverside Plaza. The action affects 11 property owners. Public agencies usually use eminent domain to acquire private property from owners unwilling… Read more »