As cities become more dense and urbanized, it is common for infrastructure to get outdated or insufficient to handle increased demand. We see this with roads, highways, schools, and even utilities. When new infrastructure is needed, many times eminent domain becomes necessary to acquire property in the way of the proposed new project. But sometimes those properties are historical or, given their longstanding presence, have sentimental meaning to the community.
Such a situation is currently playing out in the City of Oakley. According to an article in the Mercury News, Oakley ...
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