The California Supreme Court today upheld the constitutionality of AB 26, which eliminates the state’s Redevelopment Agencies–the entities responsible for eminent domain abuse in California. At the same time, the Court struck down AB 27, which provided a new mechanism for the Agencies to come back into existence. Although the court’s ruling did not address eminent domain, or prohibit redevelopment agencies from returning in the future in some new form, the elimination of these agencies is a major victory for home and business owners in the state. Our friends at the California Alliance to Protect Private Property Rights have more.
Update: Ashlee Titus explains why property rights advocates should be on their guard.