Eminent Domain
Private Property

Bob McGinnity

September 28, 2016

Bob McGinnity is not against development in West Haven—in fact, he has offered to sell his large backyard to the city for use in the shopping center, provided he and his uncle get to stay in their homes. City officials have refused to even consider his offer. Building around Bob and his uncle would require the relocation of a few small stores, at the most—a small price to pay to avoid destroying a retiree’s childhood home and throwing his elderly uncle out of his last remaining refuge.