City Threatens Eminent Domain

Posted on August 19th, 2010

In its quest to find a new facility in which to store city vehicles and equipment, the administration is now threatening to invoke powers of eminent domain. This comes after a series of unfortunate missteps on the part of city leaders. Now a local entrepreneur may suffer as a result.

“In the next 60 days, the city has to decide what course to take with Hoboken Unleashed and the property owners,” city attorney Michael Kates said.

According to the Hudson Reporter, "Kates said in court that the city has the power of eminent domain and this location is convenient for the city."

Mayor Dawn Zimmer should immediately renounce the use of eminent domain in this case, and instruct Mr. Kates to follow suit.

Posted in Commentary    Tagged with Hoboken, Eminent Domain, Dawn Zimmer, Michael Kates


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