Category: National City

No more ‘blight blanket’ eminent domain: Part 3, will it look like blight in other cities?

18 May, 2011 (16:37) | California, Cities, ED4ED, Eminent domain, Kelo vs. New London, Law, Legislation and policy, National City, Redevelopment, Theory, US News |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.]   By: David A. Smith   In yesterday’s second part of this three-part post, we saw that, under the revised blight-definition rules California adopted in 2007 – as reported in the San Diego News (regular font) and as articulated carefully in the Statement of decision […]

No more ‘blight blanket’ eminent domain: Part 1, does this look like blight to you?

16 May, 2011 (11:41) | California, Cities, ED4ED, Eminent domain, Kelo vs. New London, Law, Legislation and policy, National City, Redevelopment, Theory, US News |

By: David A. Smith   In the six years since the landmark Kelo v. New London decision – a legal pyrrhic victory for eminent domain for economic development (ED4ED) – the law and politics of ED4ED have been unsettled.  Now another case, Community Your Atlantic Center v. National City Community Development Commission, has brought substantial […]