Posted on June 2, 2008

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.

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Posted on May 31, 2008

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.

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Posted on May 30, 2008

Although the League of California Cities is one of the groups behind "No on 98, Yes on 99," the City of Mission Viejo has broken from that position.

The vote was 4-0, with one council member abstaining.

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Posted on May 29, 2008

Environmentalists have added to the list of groups with a critique against California's June 3rd initiative on eminent domain, Proposition 98.

Proposition 98 is one of two ballot referenda which would curb eminent domain. It has been a focus of MHR because it would also gradually phase out rent control, a protection that governs lot rents in many municipalities in California.

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Posted on May 29, 2008

If a mobile home is one that comes on wheels, than could a buy of such a product have a legitimate complaint if it turned out that mobile homes with wheels cost extra?

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Posted on May 28, 2008

Its not an impossibility that a recession could restore the manufactured housing sector.
Consumers often change their purchasing habits when times are tough. You know the logic -- less steak, more hamburger.

Today, we have evidence of some of that kind of thinking. Dollar Tree just blew away its earnings

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Posted on May 28, 2008

On June 3rd, voters in California will go to the ballot box to decide upon two initiatives on eminent domain.  One, Proposition 98, would also establish provisions to gradually phase out rent control in California.

There are many counties and municipalities in California that have utilized some kind of rent control in the mobile home communities.  One list, from 2005,  attempts to catalog those communities here. (pdf)

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