Grand Terrace News: With Slight Correction

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Grand Terrace News…With Slight Correction

I don't write much about local issues, but that's going to change. It's easy to focus so much on national and international issues that we lose sight of very important issues in our own backyards. The hot issue locally is potential abuse of Eminent Domain. A brief synopsis of what's happening in my neck of the woods:

Jo Stringfield, Grand Terrace, CA —Using an outdated 1979 designation that declared the entire city of Grand Terrace blighted, city officials are attempting to build a shopping center and Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse on 16 acres of privately owned, residential land. All but one property owner have sold. The remaining owner, Jo Stringfield, worries that the recent Supreme Court decision will allow the city to seize her home.

Tomorrow, April 13, there will be a demonstration by Grand Terrace citizens prior to the City Council Meeting at around 5:00 pm Pacific Time. The citizens demonstrating hope that their demonstration will illustrate their opinions which until now have been disregarded by Council Members, and the City Management.Not all of the Citizens at the Demonstrations agree with each other on all topics. However, they do all agree the City Council is not listening to the Citizens. And everybody agrees that Eminent Domain should not be used to force Jo Stringfield off her property. Some of them Agree that the City Should not Force Jo Stringfield to develop her Property until she is ready to do so.


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