Thursday, December 01, 2005

Partnership for New York City Likes Government's Eminent Domain

"The head of the Partnership for New York City, a group representing the city’s business community, on Friday criticized a Congressional vote to curb eminent domain, a potential blow to businesses.

'We are alarmed,' said Kathryn Wylde, president and CEO of the Partnership, in testimony during a state Assembly hearing. “Without the power to condemn private sites to support economic development projects, New York and other older urban centers could not have kept pace with demands for upgraded infrastructure, modern office facilities and an expanded housing stock.'"
Okay, take land for new streets and roads. But, let individuals voluntarily choose whether they want to redevelop the land they own into new offices and new houses.

I wonder if the Partnership for New York City has any ties to state or local government?

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