February 8, 2010
A Crystal Eagle Award for me: "a champion of property rights" vs. "a champion of good government"
Atlantic Yards Report
Norman Oder reports on his collection of an award from the Owners' Counsel of America.
I traveled on the OCA's dime to the OCA meeting this past weekend in Scottsdale, AZ, to accept the award and speak about my work. (The amount of time I spent in transit was about the same as the time I spent awake in Scottsdale.)
I had qualms about being described, at least according to some OCA members, as a "champion of property rights."
I responded that I was a "champion of good government" and if that, in the context of examining eminent domain in New York makes me appear to be a "champion of property rights," so be it.
After all, I started looking into Atlantic Yards as a media critic and then expanded into reportage and commentary; eminent domain wasn't on my radar screen.
Posted by eric at February 8, 2010 10:08 AM