Tuesday, October 2, 2007
One Costco, hold the eminent domain, please
The city of Lakewood will host a new Costco, slated to open next year. As you may know, Costco has been a notorious abuser of eminent domain, pressuring cities to employ their sovereign power for their benefit. I thought it was interesting that this article thought to make it a point to mention that this particular store was takings-free. I'm not sure whether it's Costco or cities who are changing their stripes in light of the public's more watchful eye, but I'm glad just the same.