Howie Rich : Taking the Public Trust


Howie Rich is a New York lobbyist who is spending millions "to limit the use of eminent domain and require compensation to property owners for restrictions." By compensating multi-hundred acre land owners for the loss of value due to environmental law and new zoning regulations, under Rich’s proposed plan, the government would be ready to lose billions of dollars to developers. Why is land use regulation necessary?
Nancy Stricklin sums up the case for land use regulation:

It is important to remember that land use regulations are adopted for the purpose of
enhancing the quality of life for all citizens and fostering a peaceful co-existence between
neighbors.. Land use regulations balance the interests of all property owners. Without land use regulations, the balance is lost. Requiring the a€governmenta€™ to pay to provide that balance loses sight of who will really pay those claims and attorney fees. It will be the taxpayers.

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Posted: September 30th, 2008
at 5:55am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: not ninja-worthy,development

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