|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Sun, 3 Aug 2008 23:20:05 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Pittsburg (CA) waterfront eminent domain|
Pittsburg can take over land before eminent domain decision By Paul Burgarino Contra Costa County Times (CA) August 1, 2008Pittsburg's Redevelopment Agency can acquire a three-acre piece of contaminated land near the waterfront before an eminent domain lawsuit is resolved, though it must deposit more money to proceed, a county Superior Court judge ruled this week.
Judge Thomas Maddock affirmed a tentative ruling Friday that says the redevelopment agency is entitled to the property owned by Marine Express Inc. on E. Third Street and would "suffer a substantial hardship" if the application for possession is denied or limited.
However, the agency must increase the amount of money deposited into the state treasurer's Condemnation Deposits Fund by $700,000 as probable compensation for the property.
Maddock said the city must deposit a total of $1.8 million as potential reimbursement to the owner. Pittsburg has put about $1.1 million into the fund, said Juliet Cox, an attorney with Goldfarb and Lipman LLP, the firm representing the city.
... For the entire article, see http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_10072170?source=most_emailed -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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