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Eminent Domain Stuff

New London Update (2/24/06)
Coverage of the Rally at New London's City Hall (w/ pics)

Wednesday, May 17, 2006


New Eminent Domain Abuse

If you've read this blog over the past year you know how I feel about eminent domain abuse. Well, it's still going strong on the CT coast:

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) -- A Superior Court judge has rejected an attempt by United Illuminating Co. to block the city's plan to take 11-acres of power company property for the planned Steel Point development.
"In weighing the equities, this court concludes that the condemnation proceeding will indeed expedite UI receiving just compensation for the property being taken and agrees with the city that a delay in obtaining this portion of land may, in fact, jeopardize this project, which the mayor considers the most significant in the history of the city," the judge stated.
Last November, the City Council adopted a resolution authorizing the mayor and the city's Redevelopment Agency to acquire UI's property on Steel Point to make way for apartments, shopping a hotel and a marina.
Oh, well I stand corrected. I mean if the mayor thinks it's really really important, than it's certainly ok to steal private land and give it to another private entity.

At the risk of repeating myself, this is government running roughshod over private individuals and companies and it cannot be allowed to stand. Period.


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