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concernedperson

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Front Street and the confederate flag
« on: June 20, 2015, 01:02:57 PM »
I listened to a former city council member tell some folks on Front Street that if someone did not do something soon the hotel project will be pushed forward by the mayor. Seems the mayor is quietly moving to take the property from the owners to better the city. Can the mayor really take people's property to build a hotel?

The other thing this former city council member said was that he would personally never let the confederate flag come down from the state house grounds. I don't think that little guy has that kind of clout.

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Re: Front Street and the confederate flag
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2015, 02:22:14 PM »
You should read the opinion in Kelo v. City of New London, 545 U.S. 469 (2005), a case decided by the Supreme Court of the United States involving the use of eminent domain to transfer land from one private owner to another private owner to further economic development. In a 5–4 decision, the Court held that the general benefits a community enjoyed from economic growth qualified private redevelopment plans as a permissible "public use" under the Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment.

The case arose in the context of condemnation by the city of New London, Connecticut, of privately owned real property, so that it could be used as part of a “comprehensive redevelopment plan.” However, the private developer was unable to obtain financing and abandoned the redevelopment project, leaving the land as an undeveloped empty lot.

More here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelo_v._City_of_New_London
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Re: Front Street and the confederate flag
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2015, 08:09:35 AM »
So Jack wins again. And Georgetown loses again. The poorest city in  this country will never change. Plantation mentality.

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Re: Front Street and the confederate flag
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2015, 08:34:41 AM »
The same legal principles could be used to appropriate the steel mill if it sat idle long enough.
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Re: Front Street and the confederate flag
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2015, 03:48:20 PM »
So tear the steel mill down and build Jack's hotel there. The Sandersons can unionize the help. Tupelo can be the lead bell man. Everyone wins!

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Re: Front Street and the confederate flag
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2022, 07:08:47 AM »
Take a look at Marty Tennant’s comments above. He said years ago the city could use the same law to rear down the mill that Jack Scovile tried to use on the burnt down block to build a hotel.