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Yes, local governments should be allowed to seize land for pulic projects but not for private projects
No, as long as landowners are fairly compensated, local governments should be allowed to seize land for projects that benefit the community
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Yes, private property must be bought for full price and people should not be required to sell. The government should reimburse counties for Public property and the decision to relinquish the land should go before a public hearing. 8 years ago from a Democrat in Simpson, NC
No! Basically taking of private land for public use is unconstitutional, regardless of how often it has been done or of past opinions of the supreme court. 8 years ago from a Libertarian in Charlotte, NC
Yes, local governments should be allowed to seize land for public projects when no other avenue is available. This seizure must not in any way benefit any private project. Additionally compensation for this land must be at minimum double the appraised... 8 years ago from a Republican in Albemarle, NC
The right of eminent domain is correct but the seizure should be only for public projects and never for private development. Moreover, fair compensation must be provided and the compensation must be determined by an impartial third party and not the... 8 years ago from a Republican in Greensboro, NC
Government should never be allowed to force aperson to sell their property. 8 years ago from a Democrat in Sanford, NC
Yes. Government should only be allowed to seize private property for public use. 8 years ago from a Democrat in Mocksville, NC
I see no reason why this is even a thing. If handled correctly, the economy should be able to develop just fine without whatever this is. 8 years ago from a Libertarian in Cary, NC
This should be the exception not the rule. A judge from out of the area should make the decision not a good old boy who is someone's friend. 8 years ago from a Republican in Charlotte, NC
Yes, the government should not be permitted to seize private property for projects, public or private. 8 years ago from a Libertarian in Barium Springs, NC
Too much land is disappearing. We need to limit businesses to places where it has already been developed. i.e. old bldgs., etc. 8 years ago from a Democrat in Belmont, NC
I have never agreed with imminent domain policies. I have seen whole families who for generations have lived in the same houses be forced to move for so called progress. 8 years ago from a Republican in Bridgeton, NC
My property is mine...not the government's. I have paid for the property and paid taxes on it and therefore it is mine to use, or not use, as I see fit. When the government steps in to condemn land for private economic development you can rest... 8 years ago from a Republican in Raleigh, NC
Yes, the government should be able to seize public property when national security is a t risk. IE land around possible terrorist targets. However there must be fare reimbursement as well as court approval. 8 years ago from a Libertarian in Arden, NC
No, but they should have to pay a premium to get it. Not just a general appraised amount. Also, if the government agency does not use the property within a set time period it must revert back to previous owner. 8 years ago from a Republican in Charlotte, NC