Flushing Times

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009

Fresh Meadows

The Civic Scene: City must look after the people in eminent domain cases

I keep finding news stories concerning city use of eminent domain to help private builders condemn private property so they can develop it. Development is good because it provides jobs, produces property which can pay taxes and helps the economy grow. The bad thing is private property is taken by eminent domain or the threat of its use. Comment.

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