City could start eminent domain for K Street properties: Sacramento CA Business Journal, 11/26/07

Michael Shaw

The city of Sacramento on Monday said it may initiate eminent domain proceedings as a way to acquire nine K Street properties owned by downtown landlord Mohammed "Moe" Mohanna.

Those addresses - located in the most blighted areas of K Street, the 700 and 800 blocks - have been the center of a dispute between Mohanna, the city and another developer.

The city sent Mohanna a letter stating that the council will consider a resolution Dec. 11 that would authorize the city's redevelopment agency to start eminent domain proceedings.

For the past few months, Mohanna and Mayor Heather Fargo have held discussions on resolving that dispute, but those talks have not produced any results. In addition to exploring eminent domain, the city will ask the Sacramento Superior Court to terminate an agreement with Mohanna or force him to abide by the agreement's terms.

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