Central Florida RLCers take on 'Kelo'
- Hi guys. Please check out the new story posetd on the state website.
It has a lot of Central Florida info, so please let me know if it is
fully accurate or if there is anything I should add.
-- Philip Blumel
RLCers Take on Kelo
In Kelo v. New London, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that local
governments can use their eminent domain power to seize private
property for private redevelopment, rather than strictly for public
The decision has opened the floodgates for numerous new government
schemes to redevelop their cities using their Kelo powers. In
Riviera Beach, the city council is threatening using its eminent
domain power to displace about 6,000 local residents to build a
billion-dollar waterfront yachting and housing complex (see story
But the decision has also lit a fire beneath citizens who were
shocked by the decision. While the state legislature is considering
addressing the issue, many RLCers and others are impatient and
taking the fight to the cities where they live.
For full story, see: www.rlcfl.org.