Experiences in the legal aspects of condemnation cases are recounted and the need is indicated for a more scientific approach to negotiations by the right of way agent backed back by a management that is in time with and responsive to the changing times. Every reasonable effort at honest negotiation should be exhausted before any acquisition is turned over to the lawyers for condemnation. Investigations directed towards settlement with attorneys should be pursued even after a case has been turned over for condemnation. Difficulties encountered by right of way agents are reviewed and the importance is stressed of an orientation session before the agent goes out in the field. Sensitivity to landowner relations problems is important. There is a need for education on environmental matters as it is becoming obvious in some projects that landowners are banding together to fight the threat of condemnation with environmental suits. Zoning proceedings and the Coastal Zone Management Act (1972) are also discussed.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    American Right of Way Association

    3727 West 6th Street, Suite 504
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90020
  • Authors:
    • McCloud, H D
  • Publication Date: 1974-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 29-34
  • Serial:
    • Right of Way
    • Volume: 21
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: International Right of Way Association
    • ISSN: 0035-5275

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00260830
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 27 1974 12:00AM