7/06/2005

WR council ... blocks eminent domain: The (Macon GA) Daily Telegraph, 7/6/05

By Julie Hubbard

[The Warner Robins GA] city council passed a resolution against any form of eminent domain in Warner Robins.

"The City of Warner Robins shall not take private property for future use by another private developer for the sole purpose of economic development or redevelopment," council member Steve Smith read from the resolution that disagrees with the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling giving city or state governments the power to seize property for redevelopment.

"This kind of thing is not for us," [Mayor Donald] Walker said.


Daily Telegraph: www.macon.com