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Eminent Domain and Inverse Condemnation

  • Post-Kelo Reforms: Far From ‘Phony’December 7, 2009Since the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Kelo v. City of New London, California has enacted significant reforms to protect property owners. This article explores these new protections while still providing cities and redevelopment agencies with eminent domain to revitalize deteriorated and blighted areas. Excerpt "But, with three significant changes by the Legislature in 2006, ... read more
  • Housing

    • Jump-starting Stalled Redevelopment ProjectsNovember 13, 2009Despite the state of the economy and the real estate markets, cities can benefit by getting their stalled redevelopment projects back on track. This article discusses how cities can revive their projects and the benefits of doing so. Excerpt "When faced with a redevelopment project that begins to unravel, cities should first remember  that, in the final analysis, it is the city itself that ... read more
    • Maximizing Your Stimulus Part IV: HUD Issues NOFA for Second Round of Neighborhood Stabilization ProgramMay 15, 2009In this latest installment of our Maximizing Your Stimulus e-Alert series, we summarize HUD’s recently issued NOFA for additional Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) funding appropriated through the ARRA. The NSP was established to assist communities suffering from foreclosures and property abandonment. Earlier this month, HUD issued notice that $1.93 billion has been appropriated for a ... read more

    Land Use and Environmental Law

    Municipal and Special District Law