Ray Patel needs your help.  Ray owns the Golden Key Hotel, next door to developer Rick Caruso’s Americana at Brand mega-mall, in Glendale, California.  Caruso built his mall using the threat of eminent domain to buy-out the existing property owners six years ago.

Now, Caruso has decided to expand – and he wants Ray’s property, which isn’t for sale. 

The Glendale City Council has given Ray an ultimatum: redevelop your property, sell to Caruso, or we’ll seize it for Caruso.

On Feb. 15, the Redevelopment Agency will hold a special hearing to decide whether or not to approve the plan Ray was forced to submit for the redevelopment of his hotel.  If they deny it, the city will pursue condemnation.

As you know, eminent domain is for public use – things like roads and schools – not to steal land for a rich developer.  Join us at the Golden Key Hotel on Tuesday at 8am for a rally and press conference.  Then follow us to the Redevelopment Agency public hearing on Ray’s plan at 9am.

RALLY to Stop Caruso’s Landgrab
Tuesday, Feb. 15th at 8am
Golden Key Hotel
123 W. Colorado Street
Glendale, California
Followed by public hearing at 9am
City Council, 613 E. Broadway Street

We can stop this landgrab on Tuesday if enough of us stand beside Ray and make our voices heard.  Please let us know if you’ll be able to join us, and don’t forget to tell your friends and family.

Visit to download a flyer you can distribute in your community, and to sign the petition asking the City Council to let Ray stay.