Prop. 90 Seeks Limitations on Eminent Domain
Thursday, October 19, 2006
A “yes” vote on 90 approves barring state and local governments from seizing private property to promote other private projects. It also restricts government authority to adopt certain land use, housing, consumer, environmental and workplace laws except when necessary to preserve public health or safety.
Supporters say without Prop. 90, governments can seize private homes and businesses not for public projects, but for the benefit of private businesses that generate more tax revenue. But the opposition says Prop. 90 is a radical measure with far-reaching consequences. Guest host Elsa Sevilla talks to proponents for and against the measure.
- Ray Haynes, State Assemblyman.
- Andrew Poat, Vice President of Public Policy for the Regional Economic Development Corporation