Saturday, April 7, 2012

School Gets Eminent Domain

The Florida School for the Deaf and Blind now has the power of eminent domain. Florida governor Rick Scott signed a bill into law yesterday, granting the school the authority. State representative Bill Proctor of St. Augustine pushed the bill, saying it was unfair that the school was the only public education entity in the state, from high school districts to colleges, to not have the power. But some people living in St. Augustine didn't like the idea. They say the school will use the power to buy up property in historic neighborhoods. In order to quiet their concerns, the bill exempts anything in the city limits for a decade.