The Act amends the definition of blight, and adds a definition of public use and economic development. The Act amends the process and the powers of eminent domain. The Act increases the procedural requirements of eminent domain, including new notice provisions, additional rights for the condemnee, and new requirements for the condemnor. The Act increases procedural safeguards for property owners by enhancing notice requirements. The Act takes the power of eminent domain out of the hands of development authorities and gives the power to elected officials.
Jody Arogeti, Anita Bhushan, Jill M. Irvin & Jessica Kattula,
EMINENT DOMAIN General Provisions and Condemnation Procedure: Provide a Comprehensive Revision of Provisions Regarding the Power of Eminent Domain,
Ga. St. U. L. Rev.
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