We reported back in October that the Long Beach City Council approved the use of eminent domain to acquire nearly 10,000 square feet of property to widen Pacific Coast Highway. Now in February, the City Council is once again considering the issue. So why, nearly four months later, is the issue back before the City Council? According to a recent Costa Costa Times article, the reason is because the project description has changed.
Back in the "pre-Kelo" era, agencies would routinely proceed with planned eminent domain despite minor changes to the project description. However ...
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