Friday, August 19, 2005


Crain's Insider is reporting today that Tish James' eminent domain bill is dead on arrival at the City Council. It all relates to jurisdiction and it is, according to Crain's, only the state that exercises the taking authority. While we're not quite sure that this is true, it seems to us that the appropriate posture of the Council in this matter is to hold informational hearings on all of the extant proposed legislation now circulating up in Albany. In this manner the public education process can move forward and, hopefully, help to jump start the state legislature from out of its normal lethargy.