May 4, 2006
MAYOR UPS THE ANTE ON EMINENT DOMAIN
This article about Mayor Bloomberg's support for eminent domain presents the views of local supporters and critics.
Civil rights attorney Norman Siegel says eminent domain has "run amok" in NYC, while US Rep Jerrold Nadler pretty much supports the status quo while paying lip service to eminent domain abuse.
Rep. Carolyn Maloney supports eminent domain, but only for a "public use," not for private develpoment.
State Assemblymember Richard Brodsky recognizes that the issue has united the political left and right, and notes that the problem is in NY State's definition of "blight."
Posted by lumi at May 4, 2006 12:28 AM