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A press conference for the release of
"Eminent Domain Abuse in Arizona: The Growing Threat to Private Property"
A new Goldwater study by Jordan R. Rose
Despite strong protections for private property in the Arizona Constitution, municipalities increasingly have been taking private property from landowners for use by other private citizens and by corporations. These abuses of eminent domain power have been enabled in recent years by the 1997 redevelopment statute.
On Friday, August 20, a crowd of several dozen concerned citizens crowded into Scottsdale's Coach House to hear a panel discuss the challenge of eminent domain abuse. Among the issues addressed were:
Political and legal recourses available to property owners who choose to fight City Hall
Legislative reforms needed to prevent further abuses
The panel featured:
Clint Bolick, Vice President and National Director for State Chapters, Institute for Justice
Eddie Farnsworth, State Representative, Gilbert
Jordan R. Rose, Land Use and Zoning Attorney, Jorden, Bischoff, McGuire & Rose, P.L.C.
Janie Thom, City Councilwoman, Mesa
For more information, read the study by Jordan Rose.