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File #: Res 1579-2008    Version: * Name: Eminent domain procedure law, in relation to requiring new hearings when public projects using eminent domain are altered or amended (A.1388).
Type: Resolution Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 8/14/2008
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution in support of New York State Assembly Bill A 1388 an act to amend the eminent domain procedure law, in relation to requiring new hearings when public projects using eminent domain are altered or amended.
Sponsors: Letitia James, John C. Liu, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Annabel Palma, Charles Barron, Diana Reyna
Council Member Sponsors: 6
Attachments: 1. Letter to the Commissioner, 2. Press Conference Notice

Res. No. 1579

 

Resolution in support of New York State Assembly Bill A 1388 an act to amend the eminent domain procedure law, in relation to requiring new hearings when public projects using eminent domain are altered or amended.

 

By Council Members James, Liu, Mark-Viverito, Palma, Barron and Reyna

 

Whereas, Eminent domain is an important tool for government to use for public projects; and

Whereas, The condemnor may make amendments and alterations to its project based on field conditions; and

Whereas, Such amendments may be effectuated after the determinations and findings have been published and without holding a new public hearing respecting such amendments; and

Whereas, The use of eminent domain should be balanced against the rights of the citizen to due process; and

Whereas, To promote these goals, Assembly Bill A 1388 has been introduced that would require new hearings and determinations when condemnors wish to amend or alter proposed public projects after the conclusion of public hearings and the publication of determinations and findings; now, therefore be it

Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York supports New York State Assembly Bill A 1388 an act to amend the eminent domain procedure law, in relation to requiring new hearings when public projects using eminent domain are altered or amended.

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08/04/08

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