LaMalfa honored for his work on eminent domain
Assemblyman Doug LaMalfa and Sen. Tom McClintock have been honored by the California Alliance to Protect Property Rights.
“At a time when local government is seizing homes, small businesses and family farms to that (it) may profit from increased tax revenue, it is comforting to know that some legislators are fighting for property owners,” said alliance chairman and former state Sen. Jim Nielsen.
The Legislature failed to pass laws that would have curbed government's power to seize private property through eminent domain. But LaMalfa, R-Richvale, and McClintock, R-Thousand Oaks, intend to qualify one or more initiatives this year to reform eminent domain abuse, said Nielsen.
“Assemblyman Doug LaMalfa has been a true defender of private property rights,” he said.
LaMalfa, who represents Sutter and Colusa counties, said that much more work remains “to safeguard our most basic constitutional rights to own and control our property. I look forward to working with the alliance and other grassroots organizations to place before the voters a constitutional amendment to protect those rights.”
The alliance was founded by Yolo County farmers and taxpayer advocates.