The Five Thieves known as The Hollywood Florida City Commission
Yesterday five Hollywood Florida City commissioners voted to seize property in the city using the law of eminent domain. Is the city using property? No it is being given to a developer who plans to build condos there.
This is just another outrageous use of eminent domain laws by our corrupt politicians in cahoots with developers and or contributors. They have no right to take this land unless the city is one going to use it. Of course the little guy now faces a fight with the City of Hollywood and a developer who have public funding to defend themselves against any lawsuit. This five theives should be ousted from office immediately. Our courts often let these abuses hapeen because we corrupt judges to who are willing to look the other way. Till the people of this country rise up in outrage at these abuses, no one is safe from having their homes and businesses taken away from them.
The full Sun-Sentinel article can be found at- http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/southflorida/sfl-scra22jun22,0,2705761.story?coll=sfla-home-headlines
Hollywood moves to seize woman's storefronts so developer can build condos
By Shannon O'Boye
June 22, 2005
Over the objections of a man who said Hollywood is stealing his family's land to enrich a powerful developer, the City Commission voted Tuesday night to begin eminent-domain proceedings on a small retail building downtown to make way for a $100 million condo project.
"I don't appreciate ... what's being done in this matter on behalf of these developers," said David Mach, whose recently deceased father bought the building near Young Circle in 1971. "There's no reason to have to attract developers to Hollywood anymore. There's no reason for any incentives. There's no reason to eminent domain any properties. Let them work it out themselves.""
I ask you to vote not with your hearts because I know you won't, but with your heads," he told the commission.
Commissioners Beam Furr and Sal Oliveri were the only two to vote against taking the Mach property, on Harrison Street and South 19th Avenue, by eminent domain.
In voting to do so, the commissioners were following through on a promise they made to developer Charles "Chip" Abele in July 2004. They signed a contract agreeing to condemn the property if the developer was unable to strike a deal with David Mach's father, George.
Now that the commission has launched the legal proceedings, the city's community redevelopment agency must offer within 30 days to buy the property for fair market value from Mach and his mother, Katalin.
The developer must pay the city's eminent-domain costs, city attorney Dan Abbott said."I'll tell you, and Mr. Mach and everyone here, the only reason there will not be a deal cut that puts the eminent domain aside ... is because of an unwillingness by Mr. Mach to accept a number markedly above the fair price for his property," Abele said.
Recent city appraisals estimated the property at $725,000 and $850,000. But Mach said he doesn't care what price the developer offers. It was the first building his father bought; his father ran the beauty salon in the building for many years, and his family does not want to sell.
"Not everyone can be bought," Mach said. "
Just the five thieves pretending to be city commissioners