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December 15, 2005

‘Eminent Domain Restrictions’

The NY Sun, Letter to the Editor
Re: Russell Berman’s article, Council Likely to Call for Stiffer Eminent Domain Restrictions

Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn spokesperson Dan Goldstein's case for eminent domain reform:

Government has abused its power of eminent domain repeatedly in New York State. It is when wielding its power of eminent domain that government must use a “more methodical and circumspect approach.”

Right now, in places like Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, on behalf of Forest City Ratner, and in West Harlem, on behalf of Columbia University, that is not the case. Sadly, in those situations, the desire to condemn properties is a corporate desire supported by government, a first resort instead of a last resort, and wholly absent of methodical or circumspect behavior on the part of our government.

Click here and scroll down to read the complete letter.

Posted by lumi at December 15, 2005 7:45 AM