Saturday, January 13, 2007

Eminent Domain Abuse

Up in Port Chester, there seems to be some eminent domain abuse going on. Check out this petition.

Pretty outrageous, eh? Kind of like Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn, or the Iron Triangle by Shea. It can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time.

Why not use eminent domain to seize the properties of developers caught violating stop work orders and turn them into parks? Kind of like when drug dealers are caught and the government takes their vehicles. Nah...why use it to actually benefit the public? That's not what it was created for!


verdi said...

The "eminent domain" or final resting place of every rapacious developer should be HELL !!! Maybe a "mother-daughter" certificate of occupancy can be arranged so that their scummy political friends may be able to co-habitate with them!

Anonymous said...

Interesting question for some young legal eagle out there to look into. Is eminent domain only used for development projects (using the public machinery to benefit private developers), and not for the public good?