Can the city take our property?

Letter to the editor

Posted: Friday, July 01, 2005

The Supreme Court has handed down one of the scariest decisions of the times. Your property is in danger for use by commercial interest and developers. The Supreme Court has said that "local officials know how best to help cities." This decision widens the scope of "eminent domain" to the point that any city can seize any property for private enterprise.

If the city decides that the view from your home would make a nice spot for a hotel or office building, you could lose it.

We encourage you to read the articles and give this some serious thought, but don't get caught up in the political "who appointed these bums" scenario.

Can this only be reversed with a constitutional amendment? We don't know what the answer is, but it just isn't right.

Carol and David Shelp


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