Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Eminent Domain Abuse at The Shore

The Asbury Park Press has a series of articles about the eminent domain abuses taking place around the state.

“Just ask Long Branch resident Michelle Bobrow.

She'll tell you there's a growing national movement or a "tide rising," as she likes to call it, to curb the government's use of eminent domain to seize property for private development.

And in her opinion, "New Jersey should be in the forefront of this movement," as Bobrow recently suggested to a state Assembly committee considering reforms to the state's redevelopment law.

"We must use the power of eminent domain only as a last resort, open to public scrutiny and only for true public use (such) as roads, hospitals and schools. It must not be used for takings for public space to later be developed," said Bobrow, whose Ocean Boulevard condominium falls in Long Branch's proposed Beachfront South zone, a targeted area of redevelopment in the city.”


Full article…


2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know why they just don't go after mayor Adam Schneider's house ...call it a blight on the area and have it condemned ...then build condos on the property

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 7:09:00 PM  
Anonymous mrdenis said...

The Fifth Amendment says "...nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation." The way it is usually explained today is: "The government can take private property for public use as long as it will increase our TAX base ,and help local builders make tons of money off of our loyal taxpayers!

Saturday, May 06, 2006 10:54:00 AM  

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