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TMcC April 16, 2014 at 11:37 AM
This is curious. Is there more we don't know? How and why has land that is in such a primeRead Morelocatio n get taken from owners this way? Seems like a case of psuedo-eminent domain or govt/corporate highway robbery. "Eminent domain: The power of the government to take private property and convert it into public use. The Fifth Amendment provides that the government may only exercise this power if they provide just compensation to the property owners. see, e.g. Loretto v. Teleprompter Manhattan CATV Corp. 458 US 419 (1982)." More curiously, while large/giant corporations have been helped by the City of San Diego to install a landfill & then an expanded landfill and the City Development Office had recommended approval of re-zoning for a polluting power plant (which city officials sanely rejected, thank goodness). Those projects included installation of access roads and development features (or giveaways?), but in these cases to corporations. What would a fair price for land in East Elliott be now--what's it worth to those that want it, as opposed to those that would extort it? Land ownership, like it or not--whatever you think of it--is considered a fundamental American right. BTW: Cogentrix is back--asking the CEC to keep their project alive. Please say NO!, by the April 23rd deadline. Thank you Mr. Goldfarb for your great letter to the CEC. Copy & paste this in your browser: http://us5.campaign-archive2.com/?u=24ddb5ed3d8c94a56d650b703&id=12620a49ac&e=0c85ca67ea
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