Beware of ‘takings’

By Jeff Scherrer | Jul 18, 2013


Last night I attended the Planning Board meeting because I had never been to one before.

It was interesting.

Of particular notice, a comment was made about property owners maintaining the adjoining strip of land outside their property lines.

There was also discussion about developers and buffer zones.

In the June 27, 2013 Edmonds Beacon, the front page has an article, “Impact Fees to be assessed on all new building in Edmonds.”

The article says that developers will be required to pay a “Park Impact Fee.”

Respectfully, I would like the Planning Board to review recent US Supreme Court decisions about eminent domain, proportionality in limiting the use of property and the “takings” clause in the United States Constitution.

I am not a developer but I thought these would be good things to consider when making suggestions to the council.

Please pass this email along to the members of the Planning Board.


Jeff Scherrer

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