Friday, May 26, 2006

New Jersey Public Advocate Releases Eminent Domain Report

The New Jersey Department of the Public Advocate has released a report from Public Advocate Ronald K. Chen concerning the use of eminent domain for private redevelopment. A few of the Public Advocate’s reform recommendations include: making it easier for municipalities to declare an area “in need of rehabilitation;” requiring 60 days notice to tenants and property owners in advance of a hearing on a blight designation; and redefining the term “blight” to encompass an area’s current condition rather than its potential.

Read the full report

NJAR has met with the Public Advocate and is currently working with the Homes for New Jersey coalition to draft legislation that will protect New Jersey’s private property owners from eminent domain abuse.

To learn more about Homes for New Jersey, visit
http://www.homesfornj.com.

Source: NJAR




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