County may limit eminent domain: San Diego (CA) Union-Tribune, 7/20/05

Two county supervisors want to limit the county's eminent domain rights in light of last month's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that allows public agencies to seize homes and businesses for private development.

Supervisors Bill Horn and Ron Roberts will ask their colleagues Tuesday to vote for policies limiting the use of eminent domain "to actions that have a clear public use and public benefit."

In their proposal, the supervisors said the decision by the nation's highest court "sets a dangerous precedent and goes beyond the accepted use of eminent domain for public benefit in the county of San Diego."

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