Tuesday, June 11, 2013

San Bernardino County Eminent Domain Update

Last week, the Victorville City Council held a vote on a settlement with a local church, for a partial taking of the property belonging to First Assembly of G-d of Victorville for a road improvement project. The Daily Press reports that the church will receive a total settlement of $2.5 million for the partial condemnation, which affects access to the property as well as reducing available parking spaces.

Read the full article here: http://www.vvdailypress.com/articles/city-40693-settles-victorville.html

In Ontario, the City Council voted on a resolution to initiate eminent domain proceedings against several businesses for a project that is intended to improve traffic conditions at a rail crossing on Milliken Avenue. The city is seeking easements on two businesses, including a distribution center for Sears and Kmart stores. The Daily Bulletin provides this description of the project:

“The Milliken grade separation will eliminate the at-grade crossing by elevating the thoroughfare over the trains adjacent to Mission. As part of the project the city is seeking the easements to relocate Southern California Edison poles.”