CRD Attorneys

Posted:
12/15/17
CRD Attorneys

Eminent Domain is the power of local, state or federal government agencies to take private property for public use so long as the government pays “just compensation.” The government can exercise its power of eminent domain even if the owner does not wish to sell his or her property. The Fifth Amendment of the United…

Joseph Dzida

Posted:
10/17/17
Joseph Dzida

The owners of land leased for, or potentially leasable for, billboard purposes may face challenges when their property is taken in eminent domain. This can involve sweetheart deals designed to avoid or minimize payment to the owners. For example, an owner of several acres of vacant land had six wooden billboards on it adjacent to,…

Joseph Dzida

Posted:
08/28/17
Joseph Dzida

Upcoming toll lane highway projects in San Bernardino and Riverside, California.

Joseph Dzida

Posted:
08/02/17
Joseph Dzida

In a 6-1 ruling last week the California Supreme Court decided that federal rail law does not usurp California’s tough environmental regulation for state-owned rail projects. This decision is hailed by environmental activist and opponents of the California’s high-speed rail project. So far there have been about a half a dozen lawsuits challenging environment impact reports…

Joseph Dzida

Posted:
05/24/17
Joseph Dzida

San Bernardino County Transportation Authority plans the addition of 33-mile express lanes in each direction between Los Angeles/San Bernardino county line and Ford Street in Redlands.

Joseph Dzida

Posted:
04/25/17
Joseph Dzida

The Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC), in partnership with Caltrans, is investing $455 million to improve I-15 between Cajalco Road and State Route 60 (SR-60).

Joseph Dzida

Posted:
04/10/17
Joseph Dzida

California lawmakers approved Thursday, April 6, revenue and spending plan (Senate Bill 1) worth 52.4 billion dedicated to road, bridge, freeway repairs, and transit projects over the next decade.

Joseph Dzida

Posted:
07/14/16
Joseph Dzida

The Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) continues to move on its proposed Mid County Parkway project. This $1.7 billion public works project would create a 16-mile highway between SR-79 in San Jacinto and I-215 in Perris. Eminent domain actions to take land in the Parkway’s path In order to build the Mid County Parkway, the…

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Joseph Dzida

Posted:
05/31/16
Joseph Dzida

Caltrans and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) are planning again. This time, they would like to build a new freeway, bikeway and space for a bullet train. The project is called the High Desert Corridor, and it would be funded through sales taxes, if approved by California voters. If the project moves…

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Joseph Dzida

Posted:
04/12/16
Joseph Dzida

A judge in Sacramento ruled in favor of the California High-Speed Rail Authority last month, allowing the Authority to continue its rail project between San Francisco and Los Angeles. The Kings County landowners who brought the lawsuit claimed that the Authority failed to deliver on its promises to California voters, who approved funding for the…

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