Is Your Property Safe Rally - Ya'll come!
Cullman, Al - Saturday May 20 10:00 AM.
The Alliance for Citizens Rights is
sponsoring an "eminent domain" press conference/rally Saturday May
20th on the Cullman County Court House steps at 10:00 a.m. We have
invited or are in the process of inviting the candidates for the
senate seat - Harold Sachs and his opponent, the incumbent Zeb
Little, Supreme Court Candidate Col. Hank Fowler and his opponent,
the incumbent Tom Woodall. The candidates have been asked to speak
to the issue of eminent domain for economic benefit.
Four examples of eminent domain/property
rights abuse are currently active in the Cullman area. The victims
of the abuse will speak and flyers explaining their status will be
The press conference/rally is intended to
highlight the failure of the State legislature to pass a proposed
State Constitutional amendment that would secure the right to own
personal property in Alabama. Until the voters of Alabama pass the
amendment, property rights in Alabama are under the threat of
lawful transfer from the current owner to another individual or
entity designated by local governments (cities/counties) and all
other entities in the State vested with the power of eminent
domain - housing authorities, airports, public utilities, etc.
Addressing this issue of condemnation of
private property in the name of economic development will be Ed
Barton, third generation owner of Tuscaloosa Furniture. Mr. Barton
owns three buildings in downtown Tuscaloosa, the city with a 100
Million dollar grant from the Federal Government had determined to
condemn his property, and 16 blocks of downtown for redevelopment
- all in the name of revitalization. Mr. Barton would not under
the plan be allowed to redevelop his own property to fit in the
City's renewal project.
A March 9th, 2006 press conference/rally
sponsored by the Alliance for Citizens Rights/Eagle Forum with
other local groups and interested parties publicized the plight of
the property owners in the 16-block area. The event resulted in
the city reversing its decision to condemn property for economic
Cullman County has passed a resolution
condemning the transfer of property ownership for economic
development. Join us on May 20th on the Cullman County Court House
Steps and ask why the City of Cullman has not followed the
County's lead and passed a similar resolution?
Your presence at the rally is extremely
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