Eminent Domain Fixes in Florida

Florida lawmakers are moving forward with a plan to make it harder for local governments to seize property for economic development.

The legislation is a result of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that allowed a local government to condemn homes and then sell the property to a private developer.

Under the Florida legislation, cities and counties could not take property and turn it over to developers, and the League of Cities says the proposal makes it too hard for local governments to engage in urban

Craig Kohn of the Florida League says, "Distressed conditions in a community requires a comprehensive approach, rather than a band aid or piecemeal approach. This overreaction to the Kelo decision strikes at the very heart of community redevelopment and a city’s ability to breathe life into distressed areas.”

Voters will be required to approve constitutional amendments implementing the legislation this fall.


8195 Front Beach Road Panama City Beach, FL 32407 Station: 850-234-7777 News: 850-230-5221 Fax: 850-233-6647 FCC Form 398
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 2536691 - wjhg.com/a?a=2536691