Many people have a negative view of eminent domain because its seen as a way for governments to abuse power in order to take private property that’s not for sale.
Wild Willpower believes we are so used to being abused by eminent domain, however, that we have not stopped to consider what it would look like if we used it to actually benefit the people. That is what this case is about.
MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON.
This purpose of this page is to help determine:
1.) who owns large rental units in Ames, Iowa;
2.) how much they earn from them;
3.) how the money is being used, especially for the purpose of affecting elections;
4.) how much money is being extracted from Ames by absentee landlords.
The below directory can be used to create a similar directory in your area. To create the directory, we used the following process:
1.) We looked up the address of the rental property at the county assessor’s office (they directed us to the property search section of the county website).
2.) If we found that the DEED OWNER was a business, we looked up the business within the Secretary of State’s business entities search engine in order to find the “Registered Agent or Reserving Party” for that business (“registrants”), as well as their address.
3.) We performed research to find any additional information we could find about the addresses of registrants (sometimes more than one business is listed under the same address), as well as the registrants themselves (including other businesses they own, whether they donate to political campaigns, articles, etc.).
Our findings are listed in the directory below. Addresses and registrants are linked to the aforementioned database entries.
List of Rental Units:
Deed Holder: JENSEN CO-OP II INC
1802 SE DELAWARE AVE STE 103
ANKENY IA 50021
Registered Agent or Reserving Party: JAMES M GOCKE
Registrant’s Address: 210 NE DELAWARE AVE STE 200
ANKENY, IA, 50021
Units: 195 units
Types of Units/Cost: 2 bedroom split level $620 per bedroom. 3 bedroom single level $560 per bedroom.3 bedroom split level $590 per month.
950 CORBINDALE ROAD, SUITE 300
HOUSTON TX 77024
400 E COURT AVE STE 110
DES MOINES, IA, 50309