Blight battle progress slow

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File photo Johnny Gomez of Clovis said he had a vision when, in May, he purchased a boarded up car sales lot at 1504 Mabry Dr. to house his auto detailing business. Sharna Johnson In the last year some progress has been made to clean up blighted properties in the community, but overwhelmingly there has […]

Foreclosures’ effect on blighted properties hard to determine

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The city’s foreclosure suit against derelict and delinquent property owners is progressing but what if any effect that will have on Clovis’ battle against blight has yet to be determined. Clerk Leighann Melancon said in the two weeks since the city filed its foreclosure against more than 100 property […]

No justice in ‘eminent domain’ abuse

Steven Greenhut, Guest Columnist Mention the term “eminent domain” to the average American, and you’ll be greeted by one of two responses. The first, and most common, is for the person’s eyes to glaze in utter boredom. This does not initially sound like a sexy topic, and most people would prefer to be anywhere else […]