Eminent Domain Stuff
New London Update (2/24/06)
Coverage of the Rally at New London's City Hall (w/ pics)
Monday, August 15, 2005
New London Update
Michael Cristofaro sent me another great update on the situation in New London. Between preparing FOIs, picketing the homes of city councilmen, setting up a website, and now even running for office it sounds like he's pretty busy. I'll let you hear it straight from him:
Just keeping in touch and to let you know what has been going on. NLDC hired a Spin Doctor to try to buff their image( they will need more than that). They hired the former lobbyist for the ex Governor Rowland and we know where he is right now. We filed an FOI to force NLDC to release his salary since they refused stating that he is paid from donations. What a way to start and buff your image - don't divulge anything to the public.The website's not up yet, but I'll let you know when it is.
We are now starting to picket all of the Councilors homes and anyone else that supports Eminent Domain. So far it has been successful and even their neighbors have come out to support us. The Police even came one night and they just asked that we stay out of the road and then asked for a Eminent Domain sticker. How great is that. It feels so good knowing we have so much support now and that loosing at the Supreme Court level won't be for nothing.
We lost the battle but won the war on eminent domain.
On a brighter note I have decided to run for City Council and now am on the November ballot. We started a new party called One New London and they are 5 of us on the ticket. Bill Cornish, Tom Pincinch, Dr. Frink, Richard Humpherville and myself. We will have a website up soon called onenewlondon.org check it out once we have it up.
The city has basically backed off for now since the Governor issued the moratorium. So we have been enjoying our homes this summer without the threat of being thrown out. None of this would have been possible without Institute of Justice and our Nation standing behind us. God Bless all of you.