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Amends California Constitution to bar state and local governments from condemning or damaging private property for economic development, defined as conveying or leasing the condemned property to a private person or entity for a commercial enterprise or to increase tax revenue, tax base, employment, housing density or general economic health. Exempts certain land uses. Provides that government condemnation of private property may not occur until government gives notice of the proposed public use for the property, a court affirms the proposed public use, and just compensation is deposited with the court. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: Unknown, potentially significant, changes in governmental costs to acquire property for public purposes. (SA2005RF0135.)
Douglas Adams McNea and Karin Annette Hipona
Failed to Qualify
Government Acquisition of Private Property. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. California Initiative 1198 (2006).