The Dutchess County Legislature unanimously went on record calling on the State Legislature to adopt statutory limitations on use of eminent domain by the state and local governments.
Even liberal Democrat Joel Tyner called that a good move. “I’m glad were making a statement that if eminent domain is going to happen, it’s going to be for the public good,” he said. “It’s not going to be a giveaway to powerful developers or well-moneyed private interests.”
Republican Marcus Molinaro suggested the Supreme Court decision could in time be reversed.
The resolution was drafted by Republican Shannon Martin LaFrance, who said it was important that the legislature reassure its citizens that “this county will not take private property to benefit other private property.”
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