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October 22, 2016

Bill, amendment have nothing to do with public access

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1 comment:

  • Richard Moore posted at 9:13 am on Wed, Apr 10, 2013.

    Richard Moore Posts: 191

    I tend to agree with this statement:
    "This has nothing to do with public access, but a lot to do with a land grab of property and return of the power to the Texas General Land Office, lost in the Severance decision."

    Further, I do see where changes such as this to the statute will change the basic tenants of the court decision:
    1) The effects of a single storm should not change property lines, only a long-term change in geology should do this, and;
    2) The case did not question the state's authority for eminent domain - it only dictates that the land owner should be fairly compensated.

    The Land Office and the City need to get a grip - if changes such as the bill purports are made, this will just end up in Court again. Our (near win-less vs. the Fed) AG will spend untold of our tax dollars in court needlessly.