Eminent Domain For Public Gain - Part II

Local governments should protect the well-being of communities and plan for their long-term best interests.
February 24, 2004, 10am PST | Zvi Leve
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In the second part of the Colorado 'eminent domain' debate, Kathie Novak, the mayor of a Colorado city argues that "urban renewal gives local authorities the tools to [improve their communities] by allowing them to clean up deteriorating parts of town, revitalize local economies, provide new jobs and opportunities to local citizens and improve the quality of life for all residents." "Redevelopment efforts in Colorado have resulted in the preservation and redevelopment of historic buildings, the creation of affordable housing and open space, and the cleanup of polluted, dangerous and abandoned sites - all of which improved the overall quality of life for citizens."

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Published on Saturday, February 21, 2004 in The Rocky Mountain News
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