Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle recently published this report explaining how cities (including his own) can promote development without resorting to the use of eminent domain. Many of the arguments are not new, but it is significant that the mayor of a major city is publicly endorsing them. Plus, Mayor Pringle was kind enough to cite my article on the notorious Poletown case as an example of how using eminent domain to promote development often causes more economic harm than good.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST WATCH: Pringle's report was published by the Institute for Justice, the libertarian public interest law firm that litigated the Kelo case. As longtime VC readers know, I have done some pro bono work on takings cases for IJ myself.
Related Posts (on one page):
- Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle on Development Without Eminent Domain:
- Environmental Implications of the Gallenthin Realty Blight Condemnation Case:
- Is Open Space "Blighted"?
- New Jersey Supreme Court Limits Condemnation of "Blighted" Property: