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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

E.D. On the comeback

After a few years off the dreaded E.D. Has decided to make a comeback. That's right. Eminent Domaign for private businesses. Government stealing small, private land owners property way from them so  they can give it to big politically connected private land owners.

David Oatney has the new threat in Jefferson County.

I have the legislation to stop it. Now I just need a house sponsor who is willing to help push to pass it.   


  1. You should add South Knoxville to that list. We don't need no stinkin' James White Parkway extension that cuts through the heart of South Knoxville. A complete waste of $100M when places like Alcoa Highway need it much more greatly. Chapman Highway can be made safe through a widening project.

  2. "Over 100 property owners will receive certified letters this week informing them about the project and asking them to consider signing three-year options to sell. Property owners are also invited to an informational meeting next Tuesday, January 15, 2013, (5-7 p.m.) at the Expo Center in White Pine."

    This week, as in last week at the press conference where the newspapers were invited. Why didn't Dave just "glean" one of those certified letters?

    Of course, I don't think I would still be bragging about one of these megasites bringing in 500 jobs, when a week after your website launches they laid off 75% of their workforce. (It isn't easy being green)

    I'd be pretty satisfied if you, Frank and Jeremy could get the State (i.e. TNINVESTCO) to send us all certified letters in advance to consider options on giving up more of our private property called earnings and hold a public meeting at the expo center every time they were about spend some more public money at the rate of $200,000 per job that never was.


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