The commission would have between three to five people, appointed by the governor and legislative leaders. It would hold open meetings and would likely convene where the local government meets, Willard said.
Perdue said Tuesday any legislation he backs must seek “to get the balance of eminent domain corrected.”
His spokeswoman, Heather Hedrick, said the governor would not comment on whether he supported creating a commission to oversee eminent domain attempts until the bill has been introduced.
At first glance I don’t like this idea. It certainly takes power away from cities and counties, which could curb the use of eminent domain, but it’s easier to hold my City Councilman accountable than an unelected commissioner in Atlanta.