No Cerveza... No Trabajo
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Where's my beer?
Y'all are acting like this is something brand new. It's not.
The Supremes basically said, it's up to you, States, to determine what can be taken and for what purpose.
The way it should be.
Here in Texas, municipalities must follow Texas Government Code 251.001. Which says municipalities can take land for the purpose of:
the providing, enlarging, or improving of a city
hall; police station; jail or other law enforcement detention
facility; fire station; library; school or other educational
facility; academy; auditorium; hospital; sanatorium; market
house; slaughterhouse; warehouse; elevator; railroad terminal;
airport; ferry; ferry landing; pier; wharf; dock or other
shipping facility; loading or unloading facility; alley, street,
or other roadway; park, playground, or other recreational
facility; square; water works system, including reservoirs, other
water supply sources, watersheds, and water storage, drainage,
treatment, distribution, transmission, and emptying facilities;
sewage system including sewage collection, drainage, treatment,
disposal, and emptying facilities; electric or gas power system;
cemetery; and crematory;
If you want to limit it farther, call your state rep.
My 401K is now a 400K (was 301K)