"We believe that public service is a trust—one of the highest callings to which any man or woman may aspire."
When government officials take the land from one person by force or fear, give it to another person for less than fair-market value, and call it "redevelopment", are they creating trust? Who is served by their actions? Certainly not those who are evicted and displaced. Certainly not the taxpayers who expect honest services for their money. Certainly not the land owner who is strong-armed into a premature sale of an investment property. Certainly not the area's business owners who relied on those evicted tenants to use their services and purchase their goods. Certainly not those public agencies who relied on the sales tax revenue to fund public safety and public works projects.
Indeed, there are far more losers than winners when Redevelopment Agencies come town.