Baldwin Park property rights activists, CARA, Holiday community outreach

As posted earlier Bisno Development has thrown in the towel with their exclusive redevelopment project in the city of Baldwin Park. In that RDA project, property owners were faced with the potential of losing hundreds of homes and small businesses through the powers of eminent domain in an area of 125 acres.
The activist group CARA, Community Alliance for Redevelopment Accountability, is actively using their organization for another worthy cause. In this case it is not fighting to save their homes. They are distributing complete Thanksgiving baskets of food including turkeys, all the fixings and pie’s to two dozen needy families tonight.

In reviewing the Bisno decision CARA Sec Cruz Baca-Sembello asked me to thank everyone who has been involved in their uphill property rights fight. She told me that “you can accomplish a lot if you join together to save your homes and the business community.”

In our discussion I shared a congratulatory email I received from Susette Kelo to forward to CARA. Mrs. Kelo, whose fight to save her pink cottage in New London, CT. drew international media and legal attention. Since that June 2005 US Supreme Court decision “42 states have passed new laws aimed at curbing the abuse of eminent domain for private use.”
 
If you wish to support their next community effort, a Dec 11th toy drive for needy Baldwin Park families, simply contact Cruzsembello@hotmail.com


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