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Reader Finds Eminent Domain 'Frightening'

March 08, 1990

The article "Old Neighborhood Feeling the Weight of Eminent Domain" (Times, Feb. 22) was really frightening.

Since when do five members of the (Arcadia) City Council have the right to condemn homes where people live? One woman they are evicting is 85 years old.

"Some property owners are upset because the agency doesn't have specific plans for the site." And rightly so!

Margaret Torres said: "It'd be different if there were a real reason, like an important road." I couldn't agree with her more.

Property owners and residents Ray Arvizu, Margaret Torres and Dave Cordova (shown in picture) are holding out and "good luck" to them. Who knows who will be next!

FLORENCE GLICK, Pasadena

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