KIRO-FM 93.7 radio’s Dori Monson had a very interesting show Wednesday, December 9th about property rights issue and cities’ improper use of eminent domain and under very similar circumstances to the City of Yelm using eminent domain to acquire the McMonigle Water Rights.
From KIRO radio’s site:
“SeaTac, WA private property rights case. Owner of the Park ‘N Fly lot across the street from SeaTac Airport talks LIVE with Dori about a unilateral decision by the city of SeaTac that could undercut their value in their family owned business property.”
Mr. Monson stated,
“…for government to take property to spur economic development is a gross misuse of the whole intent of eminent domain, isn’t it?”
Ed. Note: YES! and the exact same situation is occurring in Yelm with the City seizing the McMonigle Water Rights through eminent domain to support their Draft Water System Plan (WSP) that has as a key component supplying water to for economic development to a Master Planned Community (MPC).
CLICK HERE to listen.
A recent new study released by the Washington Policy Center titled, The Use and Abuse of Washingtons Community Renewal Law, concludes that, because of Washingtons Community Renewal Law (CRL), home and small-business owners of the Evergreen State are not protected from eminent domain abuselocal government officials can take anyones property and sell it to a developer for private gain….
YELM COULD BE CLASSIFIED IN THE CATEGORY OF ABUSE IN IT’S DESIRE TO ACQUIRE THE MCMONIGLE WATER RIGHTS TO GIVE THE CITY WATER TO SUPPORT A DEVELOPER’S MASTER PLANNED COMMUNITY!