Homeowners Protection Act Qualifies for June 2008 Ballot and Offers Strong Eminent Domain Protections
|January 24, 2008|
SACRAMENTO, Calif., -- Eminent Domain Reform Now, a coalition of seniors, homeowners, business, labor, environmentalists, local governments, affordable housing advocates and others today announced qualification of their Homeowners Protection Act for the June 2008 ballot.
If passed by voters, the Homeowners Protection Act will prevent governments from using eminent domain to take an owner-occupied home to transfer to a private party. The measure is a direct response to the U.S. Supreme Court's infamous Kelo v. the City of New London decision from 2005.
Upon qualification, Ken Willis, president of the League of California Homeowners said, "This landmark initiative will provide ironclad constitutional protections for homeowners to prevent the taking of their home to turn over to private interests. We are confident voters will support this measure because of its clear purpose and ironclad protections for California homeowners."