January 11th, 2010 — By — In News & Events
NY Sen. Perkins: Eminent domain reform “…not like instant rice”
In a post Friday at Atlantic Yards Report, Norman Oder quotes Senator Bill Perkins at the NY Senate hearing on eminent domain reform, “This [eminent domain reform] is not like instant rice… it’s going to be an uphill battle, we’re going to win, without a doubt, but I don’t want us to think this is going to happen overnight… This is a struggle that is going to require our continued participation and continued vigilance.” Speaking on momentum for reform in the legislature, Sen. Perkins said that members of both the Assembly and Senate have reached out to him indicating that they are interested in looking more closely at the need for eminent domain reform.
For more on the Senate hearing, including video clips and photos see Atlantic Yards Report here, here and here (blogger Norman Oder attended the hearing and provides his first hand report and critique). See also Noticing New York here (blogger Michael D. D. White, a NY attorney & land planner, testified at the hearing and posted his oral & written testimony as well as his observations from the hearing.)