Eminent Domain Power Set For Ballots

June 15, 2006, by Meyers Nave

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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