Council OKs letter for eminent domain: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Claremont CA, 6/29/07

The [Claremont] City Council reviewed and authorized delivery of the letter that threatened the use of eminent domain against the owners of the land where the DoubleTree Hotel sits, City Manager Jeff Parker said Thursday.

During a closed session in May 2006, the council decided to send the letter to encourage dialogue between the owners of the property and Harry Wu, the owner of the hotel, about Wu's desire to purchase the land, Parker said.

Wu's lease to run the hotel expires in 2021. City officials fear that without long-term assurances that the property will remain in Wu's control, Wu will allow the hotel to fall into disrepair.

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