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No eminent domain for hotel parkings

Let me see if I have this right:

– The City of Grass Valley approves a hotel to be built on Bank Street. The minimum parking spaces required is 203. However, the city, in order to “get their tax rolls expanded,” approves the project with only 162 parking spaces.

– Now on the eve of construction and under the suggested use of eminent domain, Grass Valley and interested “others” greedily eye an adjacent piece of property for additional parking.

– I have a suggestion. Since the hotel is a “for profit” enterprise, require the hotel to build a two-story parking area, thereby avoiding possible legal disputes.

The process of eminent domain should only be used for projects that benefit the community or the general welfare of the people.

Joe Martinez

Nevada City

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