I wanted to give a little background information to those of you may not be familiar with the story of Mark & Regina Meeks and the ongoing eminent domain fight in Stockbridge.
The Meeks family is at the center of eminent domain reform in Georgia and have been working as almost fulltime lobbyists for the restoration of private property rights in our state.
Regina and I have owned and operated Stockbridge Florist & Gifts at our property on North Henry Boulevard for many years. Our property and florist shop are our primary assets. In May 2003, we and Stockbridge had conflicting plans for our property, and Stockbridge eventually filed a condemnation case to resolve the conflict in its favor. This is not unusual. What is unusual is the private purpose for which Stockbridge wanted our property and the bad faith, dishonesty, sharp tactics, and abuses of power that Stockbridge employed for over two years to keep our property underdeveloped and to hold down the price that Stockbridge eventually would have to pay to condemn it.
You can read the rest of their story here.