Eminent Domain Public Meeting

The Alabama Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is convening a public meeting to receive information on “Civil Rights Implications of Eminent Domain Policies and Practices in Alabama.” It will be held on Tuesday, April 29 at the historic Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, 16th Street and 6th Avenue, Birmingham, Alabama.

Among those who will testify are legal experts, property owners, and concerned citizens. They will also include minority property owners in Alabaster who lost their land to make way for a Wal-Mart. The meeting will convene from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. An open session in the afternoon from 4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. will provide an opportunity for members of the general public to provide comments.

For more information, contact the chair of the Committee: David T. Beito at 205-454-6759 or davidbeito@hotmail.com

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