“Viribus Unitis” Grassroot Movement wins over falsehood Community Council ! or : Enough is Enough


Re-blogged from Golden Age of Gaia

The Little Town That Roared

hands off my homesage:  A story you won’t find in mainstream media about a little town that said “enough”.  Not only did the people win their case but, incredibly, they took over as the town’s governing body.  Great things can happen when we gather together.

New Jersey City Council Tries to Use Eminent Domain on Property Owners, Gets Swept Out of Office

By Nick Sibilla, Institute for Justice – June 27, 2013

http://ij.org/new-jersey-city-council-tries-to-use-eminent-domain-on-property-owners-gets-swept-out-of-office

Sometimes you can beat City Hall.

Michael Monaghan has wanted to develop his property on Main Street in Hackensack, New Jersey, just a few miles away from Manhattan.  Yet the city twice denied two applications for banks to build on his land.

Instead, Hackensack’s Planning Board designated Michael’s and another owner’s land as an “area in need of redevelopment,” authorizing the use of eminent domain to condemn and seize the properties.  “I’ve stood up and tried to protect my property for the last eight years,” he said in an interview with a local paper.

Adding insult to injury, this designation was completely unwarranted.  According to Michael’s attorney, Peter Dickson, the board “did not make the Constitutional finding of blighted, and did not have any evidence that would support such a finding.”

Last month, the Appellate Division of the state Superior Court agreed, ruling the Planning Board didn’t properly prove that those properties were blighted and “in need of redevelopment.”   The city council intended to appeal the appellate court’s decision.

But fortunately for property owners, Hackensack’s entire city council was booted out of office.  The grassroots group Citizens for Change won every single seat on the city council, despite being outraised 2:1.  Their slate of candidates successfully ran on a platform against costly litigation, nepotism, and corruption.  (For example, Hackensack’s police chief was recently convicted for official misconduct and insurance fraud.)

Citizens for Change also sharply criticized Hackensack’s redevelopment projects, calling them “sweetheart deals and special privileges for politically connected property owners and developers.”

Abusing eminent domain is not only reprehensible, but politically unpopular.  Elected officials should heed Hackensack, lest they face a public backlash and lose their seats.

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The Years of Life tell me that I am old - My Inner Heart tells me that I am young - it is proof that I still live in Duality and as I decided to outgrow this Matrix I am prepared to ascend into some other realm leaving all the old and shabby patterns behind me pluck up all my courage for the New Age with shining lights so Golden of Promise - And take with me nothing but love - peace - harmony and one only virtue of 3-D density : staying a pioneer all my lifes ... ready for another adventure ... with the Help of God Almighty...