June 2006: On Anniversary of Supreme Court Eminent Domain Ruling, President Bush Issues Executive Order Limiting U.S. Gov't Taking Of Private Property For Private Dev'ment...And CA "Protect Our Homes" Ballot Measure Awaits Possible November Vote
June 2006: Perspective: Redevelopment Agency Schedules First Annual Town Hall...While We Say City Hall Pursues "Stealth Lobbying" Against Eminent Domain/Redevelopment Reform
June 5, 2006: The U.S. Conference Mayors, the advocacy group currently headed by LB Mayor Beverly O'Neill which previously urged the U.S. Supreme to rule against the rights of property owners in the Kelo eminent domain case, on June 5 passed a resolution entitled "Revitalizing Cities Through Eminent Domain." To read it, click here.
Nov. 2005: Extraordinary Joint Meeting Of Five State Legislative Committees Hears Testimony On Redevelopment/Eminent Domain; State Legislative Analyst Office Says Redevelopment Likely Costing State Hundreds of Millions of Dollars Annually Without Serious State Oversight
Nov. 2005: Supreme Court Fallout: House Overwhelmingly Passes Bill To Curtail Eminent Domain Against Private Property Owners...While "Nat'l League of Cities" & "U.S. Conference of Mayors" -- Backed By LB Tax Dollars -- Seek To Blunt Remedial Legislation
Sept. 2005: "U.S. Conference of Mayors" Fighting Remedial Legislation Protecting Property Owners From Eminent Domain Consequences Following Supreme Court Ruling
Aug. 2005: Editorial: Stopping Stealth Advocacy On Eminent Domain
Aug. 2005: Guest Op-Ed: Eminent Despotism (Author: State Sen. Tom McClintock