Eminent Domain Power Set For Ballots


It's beginning to look as if Californians will be asked to vote later this year to reform the laws of eminent domain - and do a lot more to protect private property rights. Several separate ballot measure drives have begun, and sputtered, since a U.S. Supreme Court decision last year confirmed the power of government to force the sale of private property then transfer that property to another private owner for development.

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Litigation Likely Over Monterey County Ballot Measure Foes of a golf subdivision in Rancho San Juan outside Salinas said Monday they will seek court protection of a June ballot measure against the project if Monterey County supervisors today block the pending referendum election.

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