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CA Seniors' Group: Nothing Proper about Property Prop

May 30, 2008

Sacramento, CA - On Tuesday, California voters will decide between two competing measures dealing with eminent domain, Propositions 98 and 99. One of them, Prop. 98, also would phase out rent controls on apartments, duplexes and mobile home parks, and that one has drawn the ire of the state's largest seniors' organization.

The AARPAARP, says both propositions would partially limit the ability of the government to seize private property (which is the primary goal of both measures), but she calls Prop. 98 a deceptive scheme because it goes further, phasing out rent controls in more than a dozen California cities.

"It would basically be devastating. It would crush California renters, including millions of seniors, widows, veterans and young families."

English says Prop. 98 also eliminates some tenant-protection rules, making it easier for landlords to evict renters.

"We feel that it's a Trojan horse that has its hidden agenda and its hidden scheme to jeopardize the protections that we have fought for."

The initiatives are in response to a 2005 Supreme Court ruling that expanded eminent domain to allow governments to seize private property for transfer to other private interests. Formerly, such seizure was limited to property needed for public purposes.

More information on the two propositions is available from and from

Lori Abbott/Craig Eicher, Public News Service - CA