Richmond Mayor committed to eminent domain fight

Richmond could invoke eminent domain for underwater mortgages by uniting with another city in a Joint Powers Authority – even without getting a supermajority of the City Council to approve the.

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That’s about how much the water system is spending to defeat a Claremont ballot measure enabling the city to try to seize its local water system by eminent domain and convert it. is quite valuable,

 · The Institute also made an initial commitment of $3 million to fund the national effort to combat eminent domain at the state and local level. IJ made the announcement less than one week after the U.S. Supreme Court issued its Kelo decision allowing governments to take property from the rightful owner only to hand it over to another private party for his or her private gain.

Callie Richmond for The Texas Tribune A group of texas attorneys launched. income residents who don’t have the skills or knowledge needed to fight through the complicated eminent domain process.

With this week’s vote by Richmond’s city council to press ahead with an effort its mayor claims will help homeowners. city council hasn’t voted to use eminent domain, and even if it did, the banks.

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Richmond last week became the first city to commit itself to the plan. pursuing fruitless litigation.” Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment..

 · But eminent domain isn’t being applied in the district to clean up the equivalent of the Cabrini-Green housing projects in Chicago or New York City’s South Bronx slums in the 1970s. Under broad legal definitions of blight, local governments can condemn properties that may be outdated and scruffy, but hardly beyond reclamation by private markets.

Missoula won its legal fight to take ownership of Mountain Water Co. and the. is a public use for which the right of eminent domain may properly be exercised" under Montana law, Townsend said. The.

 · Is Richmond’s mortgage seizure scheme even legal? By MIke Konczal. And since Richmond can only use eminent domain for these within its territory, if.

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Fighting against eminent domain However, Mayor John Engen said the amount. and in April the city filed an eminent domain case to try to force a sale of the water utility in Missoula County District Court. Carlyle pledged to fight.

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 · 45 Acre Park To Be Built Through Eminent Domain – Lawrenceville, GA – A new 45-acre park is planned at Lawrenceville Suwanee and Old Norcross.