The day after votes rejected Proposition 98 but approved Proposition 99, it is time to ask what larger lessons can be drawn from this exercise. Four million voters cast ballots on these issues, a substantial number for a primary election.Read More
Yesterday, voters in California said that they support curbs on the authority of public entities to use eminent domain, but that they want to keep rent control rules in place.
The decision is a blow to landlords and others who supported Proposition 98. The ballot measure would have phased out rent control not just in apartments, but also in mobile home parks across the state. Prop 98 wasn't just defeated -- it only got a "yes" from 39 percent of voters.Read More
Voters in California will go to the polls today to decide a number of legislative primaries, as well as several statewide ballot initiatives and a few local measures.
Voter turnout is expected to be very low. The Presidential primaries in California polled in February. Without them, energy and attention dissipate.Read More
If Proposition 98 does not pass, then the strategists who decided to pair eminent domain reform with the gradual abolition of rent control will have a lot of questions to answer.
In the year after the 2005 Kelo v. New London decision, twelve state ballots initiatives set to limit the potential expansion of eminent domain set out under Kelo. In ten of those states, the referenda passed.Read More
A new rezoning hearing data has been established to determine the fate of the 160 households living in Homestead Village Mobile Home Park in Raleigh, North Carolina.
The Committee of the Whole, under the Raleigh Planning Commission, will meet at 9 am on Tuesday, July 1st, in the Municipal Building in Room 305. The group will consider the merits of Rezoning application Z-006-08.Read More