Just a few weeks ago, we reported on Tulare County's plans to condemn a number of properties to facilitate the widening of Road 80. Now, Visalia Times-Delta reporter Valerie Gibbons reports that Tulare County is considereing condemnation for four additional parcels, this time to facilitate the widening of Road 108 (or Demaree Street) between Visalia and Tulare.
The November 11 article, "Board of Supervisors moves to seize land for Road 108 project while still in property negotiations," explains that both the Road 80 and Road 108 projects raise the same concerns from property owners:
In both cases, the widening projects will be affecting farmers who say the county isn't offering enough money to stem losses from lost product, moving fences or taking out equipment.
With these new cases, Tulare County will have filed 21 eminent domain actions for the projects, which are being funded -- at least in part -- by government stimulus dollars.
Rick Rayl is an experienced litigator on a broad range of complex civil litigation issues. His practice is concentrated primarily on eminent domain, inverse condemnation, and other real-estate-valuation disputes. His public ...
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