Looks like the Baldwin Park City Council has decided to exclude all owner-occupied homes from Robert Bisno’s proposed downtown project.
The announcement was made at last night’s council meeting.
That should save a couple dozen homeowners from the eminent domain process, easing some of the concerns about the scope of the project.
But I guess there is no pleasing business owner Greg Tuttle, who is spearheading a recall effort against council members Marlen Garcia, Monica Garcia (not related) and Councilman Anthony Bejarano.
Tuttle had this to say this morning about the announcement: “We don’t trust them one bit. They are not giving any concessions. They are just following Prop. 99.”
Tuttle referred to the recently passed state initiative which includes the following amendment: “local governments are prohibited from acquiring by eminent domain an owner-occupied residence for the purpose of conveying it to a private person.”
What do you guys think? Is this a victory for Baldwin Park homeowners?