SB 522 (2021 | FL) will preempt local regulations including specifically inspection and licensing.
What will rental platforms have to do under this bill?
One of the contractors of California’s high speed rail sent a letter to the states’s high speed rail authority explaining state delay in obtaining land (via eminent domain) is slowing down the rail.
It’s years behind schedule and billions and billions above cost estimates.
What’s a conservation easement?
How is value derived from these easements?
AirBnB has taken 2 positions:
What circumstances led to this decision?
What compensation will be provided?
Add Portland, Oregon to the list of cities making up for past uses of eminent domain that disproportionately impacted Black neighborhoods.
What are the basics of the Portland Program?
HB 448 (2021 | TX) would allow property owners, whose land is treated by eminent domain by a private entity regulated by the Texas Railroad Commission (read: pipelines), to sue that pipeline if it violated the Landowner Bill of Rights or its spirit.
What does this mean? If the company is using the Land Owner Bill of Rights to harass, intimidate, or otherwise mislead – yeah, that qualifies.
The Attorney General can also seek civil recovery under this bill.
Where: Monterey County California
Who do you win this chance to use eminent domain? Win the vacant seat on the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District.
How is Monterey Peninsula Water Management District using eminent domain? Buying the water system of the Monterey Peninsula from its private owner, California American Water.
How big of a deal is this? If successful, it is said to be valued at over $1 Billions and the largest value use of eminent domain in history
What do I need to know about Amazon’s program to fund affordable housing solutions near its offices in Virginia, Tennessee and Washington?
Tech companies have faced criticism over driving up home prices in the Bay Area that displaced longtime residents
COVID lockdowns were they compensable as a taking of property? The courts will decide. Legislatures will dance around it in 2021. Some states are utilizing COVID funds to reimburse small businesses that experienced Rioter/Looter damage.
Property rights issues ran the gamut from the impact of Black Lives Matter in historical property acquisition, to how eminent domain is more cost effective than building new affordable housing in LA, and to creating property rights in your data.
As we’re all eating outside more to keep our local restaurants alive, ALEC has model mobile food vendor legislation.
South Padre Island, TX had set limits on the number of food truck permits at 12 and required permission from a restaurant owner.
How did South Padre Island get there? Until 2016, the island banned food trucks. Then with local restaurant lobbying adopted the cap and approval requirement.
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