Should the state be able to condemn property to allow private development?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on September 6, 2005
“I say no, because they are only going to displace the poor. They’re not going to do it in a rich neighborhood where the people would hire lawyers.”
“No. Absolutely not. I don’t believe it benefits the people if it’s for private development.”
“I think they should be able to, as long as they pay the owner a lot of money for the property. They need to be able to develop the city.”
“I don’t think they should be able to claim eminent domain. If a person owns the property they should be able to do whatever they want with it. The state shouldn’t have the right to interfere.”