Theft through “eminent domain”. This is truly disgusting, an act of theft and an abuse of power. The city is forcing businesses to close shop simply because they don’t like the current occupants and would rather a more “desirable” business operate there.
The city of Santa Clarita has served eviction notices to two of three auto-repair shops on a block of city-owned Newhall land, realizing the owners’ fears that they’d have to move their longstanding businesses.
The owners of Wanjon Auto Body and Automotive Technology were given a 90-day notice, which said they must vacate the property by Dec. 1.
Insurance Auto Collision Center has “a different set of circumstances” than the other two, since the owner has another five years on his lease.
The city plans to have that business out before then, though.
But that type of business doesn’t fit the city’s vision for downtown Newhall.
Central planners, evil and corrupt be they commissars or city commissioners. They are all the same, enemies of liberty. Ought we expect any less from the benighted few who hold liberty in contempt, who rule as medieval lords?